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Universal Music Gets Exclusive Global Digital, Mobile Rights To Lloyd Webber’s Songs

Universal Music has signed the exclusive global digital and mobile rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s entire catalog, including songs from the composer/producer’s hits “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Evita” and “Cats.” The songs will be available online Aug. 22; many eventually will be sold as mobile realtones. The deal includes online release concurrent with the physical release of the cast album for the new London production of “Evita” — which Reuters reports already has sold more than 3.5 million pounds worth of tickets. No financials disclosed.
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