Olivier NusseSANTA MONICA, FEBRUARY 18, 2016 – Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, today announced that Olivier Nusse, Managing Director of Mercury Music Group and Universal Classic & Jazz France, has been appointed CEO of Universal Music France. He succeeds Pascal Nègre, who has led Universal Music France since 1998.

Mr. Nusse, who has worked at Universal Music France for more than 20 years, has led the iconic Mercury brand in France, where it holds a leading position.

Lucian Grainge, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group, said: “On behalf of everyone at UMG, I would like to thank Pascal for his many significant achievements and commitment to our company over many years of profound transformation in the music industry. We wish him the very best for the future.”

“We are very pleased to have an executive of Mr. Nusse’s talents and stature take the lead for Universal Music France. Having worked with Olivier over many years, I am impressed by his capabilities and track record. He has demonstrated strong team leadership and an ability to drive results.”

Universal Music France is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Music Group.

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry’s premier music publishing operations worldwide.

Universal Music Group’s labels include A&M Records, Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note Records, Capitol Christian Music Group, Capitol Records, Capitol Records Nashville, Caroline, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, EMI Records Nashville, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Harvest, Interscope Records, Island Records, Machete Music, Manhattan, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic Records, Universal Music Latino, Verve Music Group, Virgin Records, Virgin EMI Records, as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalogue of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings. UMG’s catalogue is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes Global Digital Business, its new media and technologies division and Bravado, its merchandising company.

Universal Music Group is a fully owned subsidiary of Vivendi.