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Statement of Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, on the passing of Tommy LiPuma

Tommy Lipuma

Tommy LiPuma had a long history with Universal Music Group (UMG), having  served in senior positions at A&M Records, GRP, Verve Records, Blue Thumb, among other UMG labels, as well as having produced numerous critically and commercially-successful recordings for UMG artists including Diana Krall, Dr. John, George Benson and Sir Paul McCartney, among many others.

“Music has lost an icon. There are very few who have had Tommy’s ear for talent, let alone his track record of hits. I know I speak for everyone at Universal Music, and in the music community, when I say we will forever be grateful for Tommy’s brilliant creativity, kind heart and passion for music.  His legacy will continue to inspire and guide us.”

Date: March 14, 2017