PAUL ROSENBERG NAMED CEO OF DEF JAM RECORDINGS

SANTA MONICA, August 3, 2017 — Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced that Paul Rosenberg, one of the industry’s most prominent managers and record label executives who is renowned for developing and supporting the careers of artists including Eminem, … more

CAPITOL RECORDS AND UME CELEBRATE LEGENDARY ARTIST STEVE MILLER ‘50’

Steve Miller Opens His Entire Archives to Label  Plans Include New Projects, Expanded Editions, Career-Spanning Box Sets Encompassing the Legendary Artist’s Entire Catalogue of Recorded Music LOS ANGELES,  June 28, 2017 – Steve Miller, one of the world’s most commercially successful and acclaimed artist/bands in the history … more

UNIVERSAL MUSIC KOREA APPOINT BUMJIN SUH AS MANAGING DIRECTOR

SEOUL, May 30th, 2017 – Universal Music Korea, announced today that Bumjin Suh has been appointed Managing Director, effective immediately. In his new position, Suh will be responsible for both Universal Music Korea’s domestic and International labels, as well as overseeing creative direction for their … more

UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES NAMES ANDRE TORRES VICE PRESIDENT OF URBAN CATALOG

SANTA MONICA, May 25, 2017 — Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), the global catalog division of Universal Music Group (UMG), today announced that, effective immediately, Andre Torres, founder of Wax Poetics magazine and the former Executive Editor of Genius, has been appointed Vice President of Urban Catalog. … more

MICHAEL SAMMIS NAMED PRESIDENT OF UNIVERSAL PUBLISHING PRODUCTION MUSIC

SANTA MONICA, May 9, 2017 – Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publishing company, announced today that, effective immediately, Michael Sammis has been appointed President of Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM), a division of UMPG that creates, produces, and licenses a broad … more

REBECCA ALLEN PROMOTED TO PRESIDENT OF DECCA RECORDS GROUP UK

LONDON, May 8, 2017 – Universal Music UK Chairman & CEO David Joseph has announced the promotion of Rebecca Allen to President of Decca Records Group UK, as the label celebrates one of the most successful periods in its long and illustrious history. Allen is stepping … more

JOIE MANDA PROMOTED TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF
 INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M

SANTA MONICA, May 4, 2017 – Interscope Geffen A&M promotes Joie Manda to Executive Vice President, effective immediately, reporting to John Janick, Chairman and CEO. Manda previously held the title of President of Urban Music for Interscope Records.  Since joining the company in 2013, he … more

SIR LUCIAN GRAINGE NAMED CANNES LIONS MEDIA PERSON OF THE YEAR 2017

Universal Music Group Chairman & CEO is First Music Executive Honoured with Award CANNES, FRANCE, May 1, 2017 – The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity today announced that Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group (UMG), will be honoured at the annual Festival as the 2017 Media Person … more

SPOTIFY AND UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP ANNOUNCE GLOBAL, MULTI-YEAR LICENSE AGREEMENT

STOCKHOLM AND SANTA MONICA, April 4, 2017 – Spotify, the leading global music streaming service, and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a new, multi-year global license agreement. Under the agreement, the companies will advance their partnership to ensure that … more

CARRIE UNDERWOOD SIGNS WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP

NASHVILLE, March 28, 2017 – Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a new worldwide recording agreement with seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner and two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year, Carrie Underwood.  Underwood’s label home will be Capitol Records Nashville, one of … more

Republic Records & Tumi Reveal Limited-Edition Collection

Collection Unveiled at Republic Records Annual Grammy Event NEW YORK, February 17, 2017 – Republic Records and TUMI proudly announce the launch of their limited-edition collaboration collection. The exclusive line was officially revealed last night during the label’s star-studded annual GRAMMY Awards event in Los … more

Pioneering Pianist and Cultural Icon Lang Lang Returns Home to Universal Music Group

SANTA MONICA, February 8, 2017 – Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a new long-term recording agreement with the world’s most impactful pianist Lang Lang. The agreement, effective immediately, marks Lang Lang’s return to UMG’s artist roster, with future classical albums to be … more

DRAKE NAMED IFPI GLOBAL RECORDING ARTIST 2016

LONDON, February 8, 2017 – Drake has been named by IFPI as the world’s best-selling recording artist of 2016, highlighting the huge success of his fourth album, Views, which was released last year. Drake is the fourth recipient of the IFPI Global Recording Artist of … more

REPUBLIC RECORDS AND AUDIO INNOVATOR MCINTOSH GROUP ANNOUNCE “DIRECT CONNECTION” SERIES

First event featured Academy Award & Grammy Award winning dance music icon Giorgio Moroder NEW YORK, January 27, 2017 — Republic Records and preeminent audio innovator McIntosh Group have partnered to host the “Direct Connection Series.” This in-residence series delves into an intimate look at the history of timeless music through artist … more

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP AND ALEX DA KID SIGN MULTI-FACETED AGREEMENT

Venture with Award-Winning Producer Responsible for Hits from Eminem, Dr. Dre and Rihanna to Develop New Creative Projects SANTA MONICA, January 19, 2017 – Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a multi-faceted agreement with Emmy-winning, critically acclaimed music producer … more

DECCA LAUNCHES PUBLISHING DIVISION, NATASHA BALDWIN APPOINTED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

– Decca Publishing to develop commercial opportunities and outlets for neo-classical composers LONDON, December 14th 2016 – Decca has appointed highly respected publishing executive Natasha Baldwin to launch a music publishing division dedicated to expanding the opportunities for neo-classical composers to write for television, film and video … more

INTERSCOPE RECORDS TEAMS UP WITH BRAVADO TO CREATE “WEAR. MUSIC.” POP-UP EXPERIENCE AT HOLLYWOOD & HIGHLAND DECEMBER 2 THROUGH JANUARY 2

Month-long, multi-artist music and merchandise pop-up Shop will feature performances from K.Flay, Goldroom, X Ambassadors, Alex Aiono, and more SANTA MONICA, December 1, 2016 – Interscope Records and Bravado have teamed up to create Wear. Music., a first-of-its-kind, large-scale, multi-artist music and merchandise pop-up shop at … more

Sir Lucian Grainge CBE Knighted at Buckingham Palace

London, November 29, 2016 – His Royal Highness, The Duke of Cambridge, today invested Sir Lucian Grainge CBE in the Order of the British Empire and Knight Bachelor.  The knighthood was bestowed upon Grainge, the Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group (UMG), for his … more

THE ESTATE OF PRINCE ROGERS NELSON SELECTS UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP TO SERVE AS WORLDWIDE PUBLISHER FOR PRINCE’S ICONIC CATALOG OF SONGS

SANTA MONICA, NOVEMBER 2, 2016 – Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a global leader in music publishing, today announced an agreement with the Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson to become, effective immediately, the exclusive worldwide publishing administrator for Prince’s entire song catalog. With the agreement, … more

UNIVERSAL MUSIC AUSTRALIA LAUNCHES FORBES STREET STUDIOS

Sydney’s Premier Recording Studio and Content Creation Facility A New Studio Home for Australian Talent and International Artists SYDNEY, October 20, 2016 – Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced the official opening of Forbes Street Studios –  Sydney’s newest high-tech … more

REPUBLIC RECORDS PROMOTES WENDY GOLDSTEIN TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

NEW YORK, October 18, 2016 – Republic Records promotes Wendy Goldstein to Executive Vice President, effective immediately—as announced today by label co-founders and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman and Executive Vice President Rob Stevenson. As Executive Vice President and Head of Urban A&R since 2014, Ms. Goldstein … more

SIR LUCIAN GRAINGE RECEIVES VARIETY’S 2016 EMPOWERMENT AWARD

Universal Music Chairman & CEO Recognized for “Championing Female Leadership” SANTA MONICA, OCTOBER 14, 2016 – Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, was presented today with Variety’s 2016 EmPOWerment Award in recognition for hiring, supporting and promoting female executives. At Universal … more

EMI MUSIC SOUND FOUNDATION REACHES £6MILLION GRANT MILESTONE

More Than 6400 Young People Gain Access to Music Education Through Charity’s Grants, Bursaries and Hardship Funds LONDON, OCTOBER 14, 2016 – EMI Music Sound Foundation, an independent music education charity established in 1997 to support and improve opportunities for schools and young people in the … more

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, INTERSCOPE RECORDS AND ONEREPUBLIC PARTNER WITH NOKIA ON FULLY IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL REALITY MUSIC VIDEO EXPERIENCE

NEW YORK, September 23, 2016 – Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, along with Interscope Records, OneRepublic and Nokia Technologies, today announced a new fully immersive virtual reality experience for “Kids,” the newest single from multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated quintet, OneRepublic, that will … more

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP NAMES JAMES MURTAGH-HOPKINS SENIOR DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS

SANTA MONICA, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 – Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced today that James Murtagh-Hopkins will join the company as Senior Director, Communications, effective September 19. Murtagh-Hopkins will be based in UMG’s London offices and report to Caryn Tomlinson, Senior … more

GUESS AND REPUBLIC RECORDS JOIN TO LAUNCH GUESS MUSIC

World Video Premiere of Ariana Grande’s New Song “Side To Side” on Guess.Com LOS ANGELES, August 26, 2016 – GUESS, the global lifestyle brand famous for its iconic ad campaigns and trendsetting denim has teamed up with the nation’s #1 record label and industry market share … more

PAUL McCARTNEY SIGNS WORLDWIDE RECORDING AGREEMENT WITH CAPITOL RECORDS

HOLLYWOOD, August 17, 2016– Paul McCartney has signed a worldwide recording agreement with Capitol Records, it was announced today by Capitol Music Group (CMG) Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett. “This is genuinely exciting for me,” McCartney said. “Not only was Capitol my first U.S. record label, … more

Universal Music Enterprises Unlocks the Vault With uDiscover US a New Consumer Retail Online Store Specializing in Selling Exclusive Releases, Fine Art Prints and Classic T-Shirts

Site Debuts with Exclusive Box Sets from The Allman Brothers Band and Sublime; Albums from Nat King Cole and The Beach Boys; Fine Art Prints of Marvin Gaye; Test Pressings from Classic Blue Note Reissues, Record Label T-shirts, Picture Discs and More July 22, 2016, LOS ANGELES – Universal Music Enterprises announces the launch of a new online retail store, uDiscover US … more

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP ACQUIRES INNOVATIVE DIGITAL AGENCY FAME HOUSE

Fame House to Accelerate Company’s Social Media, Branding, Live Events and Consumer Initiatives for Artists and Labels SANTA MONICA, May 27, 2016 – Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced the acquisition of Fame House, an award-winning, innovative digital marketing … more

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP FORMS VERVE LABEL GROUP

Veteran Industry Executive Danny Bennett Named President & CEO New Structure Reflects Deepened Commitment To Jazz and Classical Music SANTA MONICA, May 19, 2016 – Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced the formation of the Verve Label Group and appointed … more

PAULO LIMA APPOINTED PRESIDENT – UNIVERSAL MUSIC BRAZIL

Rio De Janeiro, May 16, 2016 – Paulo Lima has been appointed President of Universal Music Brazil. Based in Rio de Janeiro, Lima reports to Jesús Lopez, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula. He succeeds José Eboli, who has led Universal Music … more

J BALVIN EXTENDS WORLDWIDE AGREEMENT WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP

Miami, FL, May 10, 2016 – Latin Grammy-winning artist J Balvin, has concluded a new publishing agreement that extends his exclusive, worldwide relationship with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), it was announced today by Evan Lamberg, UMPG President – North America, andAlexandra Lioutikoff, Executive Vice President, Latin Music. With his immense crossover … more

REPUBLIC RECORDS PROMOTES GARY SPANGLER TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, PROMOTION

New York, NY, May 9, 2016 – Republic Records promotes Gary Spangler to Executive Vice President, Promotion effective immediately—as announced today by President of The Republic Group, Charlie Walk. Based in New York, Mr. Spangler will continue to oversee all of the label’s promotion efforts across multiple formats, guiding the team and consistently breaking new superstars. Regarding the … more

Selina Webb promoted to EVP, Universal Music UK

LONDON, May 3, 2016 – Selina Webb has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Universal Music UK, reporting to Chairman and CEO David Joseph. Webb is being given a broader remit alongside her existing responsibilities as part of Universal Music UK’s senior management team. This … more

BRIAN CELLER JOINS UNIVERSAL MUSIC UK AS EVP, HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL

LONDON, April 26th 2016 – Universal Music UK is underlining its commitment to taking UK-signed talent around the globe with the appointment of Brian Celler as EVP, Head of International. This is a new post at Britain’s market-leading record company, with Celler reporting to Chairman … more

MIKE HARRIS JOINS UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP NASHVILLE AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

NASHVILLE, April 19, 2016 – Universal Music Group Nashville announces today that Mike Harris has joined the label group as Chief Operating Officer. Previously Harris was Executive Vice President/General Manager for Caroline, a division of the Capitol Music Group. Under his guidance, Caroline had market share growth … more

UMPG Signs Joe Jonas To Exclusive Worldwide Publishing Deal

SANTA MONICA, CA, April 13, 2016 – Artist and songwriter Joe Jonas, the front man of Republic Records band DNCE, has signed an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), it was announced today by Jody Gerson, Chairman and CEO of UMPG. … more