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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 Universal Music Group. Anthony works with the 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 also oversees the company's Canadian operations and Universal Music Enterprises, the company's U.S. catalog division. She has an unparalleled depth of experience on both the label and artist sides of the industry. Anthony 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 more …

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Frank Briegmann

Frank Briegmann is President & CEO of Central Europe & Deutsche Grammophon. He is responsible for Universal Music Group’s operations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, the Scandinavian Countries, Eastern Europe and Western Balkans, as well as the Deutsche Grammophon label. Briegmann joined Universal Music Germany in 2004, as the youngest CEO in the history of all German major labels. Briegmann focused on signing and establishing local artists and led the company to become the leader in the domestic market. He has developed new businesses and continues to reinforce the company’s culture of forging close partnerships with its artists. From 1995 to 2004,  Briegmann worked for Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), where he departed as Senior Vice President International. Briegmann is a 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 Universal Music Group. Harleston is a key member of the senior executive team and responsible for overseeing all business transactions, contracts, and litigation related to UMG's 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 Executive Vice President of Business more …


David Joseph

David Joseph is Chairman and CEO of Universal Music UK and Ireland, overseeing all divisions of the company in those countries including the labels Capitol, Decca, Island, Polydor and Virgin EMI alongside the world’s most famous recording studios, Abbey Road. Universal Music UK is home to successful artists from across the musical spectrum including The Rolling Stones, U2, Florence + The Machine, Mumford & Sons, Take That, Lana Del Rey, Hozier and the biggest breakthrough artist of the past two years, Sam Smith. Joseph joined Universal Music UK in August 1998 as General Manager of the company's Polydor label before moving up in February 2002 more …

Andew Kronfeld

Andrew Kronfeld

Andrew Kronfeld is Executive Vice President, Marketing for Universal Music Group. In this role, Kronfeld works directly with UMG’s labels in managing the interaction and coordination of artist repertoire across the new regional hub structure, insuring that artists are receiving the ideal marketing and creative development resources to grow their careers. He is based in the company’s Santa Monica Headquarters. Previously, Kronfeld served as President of Global Marketing for UMG’s international division in London. He was responsible for developing and driving unified, global marketing strategies to support and advance the success of UMG’s world-class roster of artists. This included coordinating releases, 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. He also oversees Bravado, UMG's global merchandising company and Eagle Rock Entertainment, a UK-based producer and distributor of music video programming. 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 more …

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Michael Nash

Michael Nash is Executive Vice President of Digital Strategy and oversees UMG’s digital business development activities around the world. Nash has worked at the forefront of media and technology convergence for his entire career as an executive, entrepreneur and producer. Most recently, Nash served as a strategic advisor to Warner Music Group (WMG), as well as several digital media startups and new technology companies.  Prior to that, he served as an executive at WMG from 2000-2011, rising to the role of Executive Vice President of Digital Strategy and Business Development where he oversaw WMG’s worldwide new media projects, strategic relationships and business more …

Pascal Negre

Pascal Nègre

Pascal Nègre is CEO of Universal Music France and President of Italy, Middle East and Africa. 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 France. Nègre has managed UMG’s more …

Will Tanous

Will Tanous

Will Tanous is Executive Vice President of 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, public policy, government relations, 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. While at more …