Deadmau5 Lashes Out Again This Time At India’s Very Own Universal Music Group


Guess deadmau5 is the one getting trolled this time around. Universal Music Group’s Indian branch quietly released the first installment of “Now That’s What I Call EDM 2014″, a compilation of dance music hits from the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, and Deadmau5.

His inclusion in the compilation gave rise to a bit of a situation on twitter when Joel Zimmerman lashed out sending tweet after tweet ripping Universal Music Group for their inclusion of ‘Suckfest9001′ as the opening track in the compilation without his knowledge. Some artists fight the silent battle of misrepresentation, but deadmau5 will never hesitate to use his powerful voice to defend himself and rip those who have wronged him. 

UMG India was able to license a deadmau5 track for its EDM collection: UMG is, ultimately, the owner of his Mau5trap imprint, to which the Mau5 himself is signed. His derisive posts were the first instance in which deadmau5 took issue with the major, which owns Astralwerks, the label that licenses his Mau5trap imprint.

Here are the series of tweets which deadmau5 posted to express his frustration over this issue:

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