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In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship.

We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries.

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Leadership

Lucian Grainge CBE

Lucian Grainge CBE

Lucian Grainge CBE is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group. Grainge has spent his entire career in the music industry and has signed and worked with many worldwide stars, including ABBA, Jay Z, Elton John, Katy Perry, Queen, Rihanna, The Rolling Stones, Sam Smith and U2, among many others. Over the span of a quarter century, he has not only pioneered new approaches to the signing and development of the world’s most successful recording artists and songwriters but he has consistently championed the development of innovative business models and partnerships with a wide range of technology and more …

Michele Anthony

Michele Anthony

Michele Anthony is Executive Vice President of U.S. Recorded Music. Anthony works with the U.S. recorded music management teams to maximize commercial and strategic opportunities across labels, establishing new revenue streams, forming alliances with third parties, and overseeing a variety of the company’s special projects. She has an unparalleled depth of experience on both the label and artist sides of the industry. She most recently founded 7H Entertainment, a consulting and management firm whose clients have included Pearl Jam, Black Sabbath & Ozzy Osbourne, Prince, Björk and Soundgarden. Prior to forming 7H in 2006, Anthony was President and Chief Operating Officer more …

Jody Gerson

Jody Gerson

Jody Gerson is Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the world’s leading global music publishing companies. With over three decades of experience, she has demonstrated an exceptional ability to identify and develop talent, earning a reputation as one of the industry’s preeminent creative executives. Gerson oversees all global activities of the publishing company, which publishes some of the most popular and legendary songwriters and artists in music. Prior to joining Universal Music, Gerson served as Co-President of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, a position she assumed in 2008. Her first signing at Sony/ATV was then unknown singer/songwriter Lady Gaga, more …

Jeffrey Harleston

Jeffrey Harleston

Jeffrey Harleston is General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for North America for Universal Music Group. Harleston is a key member of the senior executive team and responsible for overseeing all business transactions, contracts, and litigation for UMG's North American operations. He is also responsible for the development of corporate policies including the coordination of the company's government relations, trade and anti-piracy activities so as to ensure a unified strategy across all of the company's divisions. Harleston has held a variety of senior legal and operational positions at UMG over the years, most recently as Senior more …

Max Hole

Max Hole

Max Hole is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group International, responsible for the operations of Universal Music’s territories and regions outside the US and for the central functions at its headquarters in London. As one of the music industry’s most experienced international executives, Hole is closely involved with the careers of artists from all corners of the world. He has played a central role in bringing stars such as Taylor Swift, the Eagles and Bryan Adams to Universal Music and in securing the company’s partnership with global music TV smash The Voice. Hole leads UMG’s worldwide classical music more …

Boyd Muir

Boyd Muir

Boyd Muir is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Universal Music Group. He is responsible for overseeing UMG’s global finance operations, including asset management, information technology, accounting, supply chain, and human resources. Working seamlessly across the corporate and creative aspects of UMG’s operations, Boyd has played a central role in the physical-to-digital reshaping of company resources. He has also been involved in a number of acquisitions, including Sanctuary Group and V2 Music Group, as well as the company’s successful acquisition of EMI. Muir was appointed to his current post in November 2010. Previously, he was CFO for Universal Music more …

Pascal Negre

Pascal Nègre

Pascal Nègre is CEO of Universal Music France, President of Italy, Middle East and Africa and Global Head of New Business. He began his career working for various radio stations before becoming Head of Promotion for the French divisions of first BMG and then CBS Records during the 1980s. In 1990 he was appointed Managing Director of iconic French label Barclay and four years later, at the age of 33, he was promoted to CEO of the music division of Barclay’s parent company PolyGram. Following the acquisition of PolyGram by Universal Music in 1998 he was named CEO of Universal Music more …

Will Tanous

Will Tanous

Will Tanous is Executive Vice President and Head of Global Communications for Universal Music Group. He is responsible for shaping and communicating the company’s business strategy, managing the company’s worldwide internal and external communications, event functions and social responsibility. Tanous also supervises the interaction and coordination of the communications functions of UMG’s operating companies in more than 60 countries. Previously, Tanous served as Executive Vice President of Communications & Marketing for Warner Music Group (WMG). At WMG, Tanous served in a variety of positions responsible for that company’s communications, investor relations, corporate marketing and branding, social responsibility and event efforts. more …