We are Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company.
We exist to shape culture through the power of artistry.
We are a community of entrepreneurs committed to creativity and innovation.
We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 territories.
We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.
Our vast catalog of recordings and songs stretches back over a century and comprises the largest, most diverse and culturally rich collection of music ever assembled.
As digital technology refashions the world, our unmatched commitment to lead in developing new services, platforms and business models for the delivery of music and related content empowers innovators and allows new commercial and artistic opportunities to flourish.
Knowing that music, a powerful force for good in the world, is unique in its ability to inspire people and bring them together, we work with our artists and employees to serve our communities.
We are the home for music’s greatest artists, innovators and entrepreneurs.
Together, we are UMG, the Universal Music Group.
With offices in more than 60 territories, Universal Music Group N.V. (“Universal Music Group” or “UMG”) is the world leader in music-based entertainment.
Universal Music Group’s corporate headquarters are located in Hilversum, Netherlands and its operational headquarters are located in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Sir Lucian Grainge is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment. 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, U2 and Amy Winehouse, among many others. Over the span of three decades, 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 … more
Philippe Flageul is Executive Vice President, Controller for Universal Music Group. He is responsible for overseeing many aspects of UMG’s finance operations, including accounting, tax, treasury, risk management and IT and supply chain finance. He also oversees UMG’s global procurement. Flageul joined UMG is 2015 from Bolloré Group, where he worked for more than two decades as CFO of the industrial division and Chairman of IER. Philippe holds an MBA from EDHEC.
Jody Gerson is Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group, Universal Music’s global publishing division. With more than three decades of experience, Gerson is one of music’s most respected, accomplished executives and a preeminent creative authority. She is the first female chairman of a global music company and the first woman to be named CEO of a major music publisher. Since joining UMPG in 2015, Gerson has transformed the company into a billion-dollar business and the industry’s best global home to songwriters. Under her leadership, UMPG dramatically improved its competitive and financial performance, growing its revenue 76%. Gerson … more
Jeffrey Harleston is General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for Santa Monica, California-based Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment with operations in more 60 countries. UMG’s labels include Capitol, Interscope, Republic, Motown, Island, Def Jam, Decca and Verve, as well as a leading global music publishing company, Universal Music Publishing and the industry’s leading merchandising company, Bravado. Harleston is a member of UMG’s executive management board and he is responsible for overseeing all business transactions, contracts, and litigation for UMG’s operations worldwide. In addition, he is also responsible for the … more
Eric Hutcherson is Executive Vice President, Chief People and Inclusion Officer at Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment. In this role, Hutcherson is a member of the company’s senior management and leads a global team across UMG’s record labels, publishing division and operating companies to align talent functions, amplify the company’s entrepreneurial-based culture, accelerate diversity and inclusion across all levels and territories, attract, retain and develop talent, accelerate the company’s social justice initiatives and build on UMG’s successful track-record of driving innovation by recruiting employees who bring new ideas, perspectives and skillsets. Hutcherson joined UMG … more
Boyd Muir is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and President of Operations for 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, … more
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 … more
Will Tanous is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and a member of Universal Music Group’s Executive Management Board. He plays a key role in the development of the company’s business strategy, oversees several major strategic and corporate endeavors, as well as managing worldwide external and internal communications, global public policy, investor and government relations, event functions and social responsibility. Tanous also oversees the interaction and coordination of the communications functions of UMG’s operating companies in more than 60 countries. Immediately prior to UMG, Tanous served as Executive Vice President of Communications & Marketing for Warner Music Group (WMG). … more
Vincent Vallejo is Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Corporate for Universal Music Group. Based at the Company’s corporate headquarters in Hilversum, Netherlands, and reporting to UMG’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sir Lucian Grainge CBE, Vincent Vallejo is leading a number of corporate initiatives related to the Company’s proposed listing on the Euronext NV in Amsterdam. Vallejo has worked closely across UMG matters since joining Vivendi in 1998, most recently as SVP, Audit & Special Projects. Prior to joining Vivendi, Vallejo held positions at AGF-ALLIANZ France (Deputy CFO) and Ernst & Young Paris and Madrid. He received a MBA from … more
Major Business Unit & Territory Leadership
Michele Anthony EVP, UMG
George Ash President, Universal Music Australia & New Zealand
Frank Briegmann Chairman & CEO of Central Europe & Deutsche Grammophon
Sunny Chang Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Greater China
Sipho Dlamani CEO, Universal Music South Africa & Sub‑Saharan Africa
Mike Dungan Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group Nashville
Naoshi Fujikura President & CEO, Universal Music Japan
Adam Granite EVP, Market Development, UMG
Ethiopia Habtemariam Chair & CEO, Motown Records
John Janick Chairman & CEO, Interscope Geffen A&M
David Joseph Chairman & CEO, Universal Music UK and Ireland
Michelle Jubelirer President & COO, Capitol Music Group
Andrew Kronfeld EVP, Marketing, UMG
Avery Lipman Founder, President & COO, Republic Records
Monte Lipman Founder & CEO, Republic Records
Jesús López Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula
Olivier Nusse CEO, Universal Music France & Universal Music Africa
Richelle Parham President, Global E-Commerce and Business Development, UMG
Bruce Resnikoff President & CEO, Universal Music Enterprises
Devraj Sanyal MD & CEO, Universal Music India & South Asia
Dickon Stainer President and CEO, Global Classics & Jazz and Verve Label Group
Jeff Vaughn Chairman & CEO, Capitol Music Group
Calvin Wong CEO, Universal Music Southeast Asia & SVP, Asia