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SANTA MONICA and LONDON, April 20, 2022 – Universal Production Music, the world’s leading production music company, today announced that Jane Carter has been appointed President, effective immediately. She will continue to be based in London and will report to Jody Gerson, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group, parent company to Universal Production Music.

In her new role, Carter will oversee the entirety of Universal Production Music and its entities worldwide, leading the company’s innovation and production music growth strategy across the rapidly evolving content creation business. Through the promotion, Carter becomes the first woman to lead global production at a major music publishing company. Previously, Carter served as Managing Director in the U.K. for Universal Production Music where she led production music growth strategy, broadcast partnerships and client relations.

Gerson said, “Jane’s much-deserved promotion to President is an indication of my commitment to solidifying Universal Production Music as the premier production library in the world through improved technology, innovation and best-in-class music. I am thrilled for Jane and her global team and look forward to this new era of production music.”

Carter said, “Universal Production Music is a successful company with original and creative thinking at its heart. I’m looking forward to working with our global teams to propel the business into its next phase. I would like to thank Jody Gerson, Marc Cimino and JW Beekman for giving me their support and this opportunity.”

Carter has an extensive track record across all areas of the music industry. Prior to joining Universal Production Music, she served as Business Manager and Executive Producer for acclaimed film composer George Fenton, managing his Publishing catalogue and live event portfolio. Carter was also responsible for Fenton’s partnership with BBC Worldwide, including leading the development and production of BBC’s Earth in Concert Series globally. Additionally, she has worked with some of the UKs finest composers  including Michael Nyman, Max Richter, Craig Armstrong and Steven Price and produced two ground breaking BBC Proms with the National Theatre and Aardman Annimatios. Carter has also held roles as General Manager for BBC Worldwide Music Publishing, Creative Director, BBC Music and Head of Marketing for Warner Classics UK.

Universal Production Music, a division of Universal Music Publishing Group, creates, produces, and licenses a broad style of music for use in film, television, advertising, broadcast and other media. By owning both the master and the copyright for compositions, Universal Production Music provides clients with efficient and cost-effective licenses and solutions.

The Company has production music library operations throughout the world, including the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Benelux, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Scandinavia, South Africa, Australia, Spain, Greece, Turkey and Asia. Universal Production Music’s production music libraries include Chronic Trax, EVO, FirstCom, Killer Tracks, MasterSource, Network Music, and OneMusic from the U.S.; Galerie, Koka Media and Kosinus from France; Match Music from Sweden; RCAL from Italy; Berlin Production Music from Germany, Vitamin A from Australia; and Atmosphere Music, Bruton and Chappell in the U.K.