Rio De Janeiro, May 16, 2016 – Paulo Lima has been appointed President of Universal Music Brazil. Based in Rio de Janeiro, Lima reports to Jesús Lopez, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula. He succeeds José Eboli, who has led Universal Music Brazil since 2003.

With vast knowledge and 25 years of experience in the Digital, Mobile Telecom and Internet markets as well as a successful career in the music industry, in his most recent role Lima was partner and CEO of Imusica S.A., the leading digital music company in Latin America, developing download and streaming digital distribution platforms for digital music services such as Claro Musica.

He started his career in 1989 as a sound and maintenance Engineer at the biggest studios in Brazil, Impressão Digital Studios & Nas Nuvens Studios and worked at record labels such as Som Livre and Polygram. From 1996 to 2006 he was founding partner and CEO of Ground Control Professional Audio, a company specializing in engineering design, installation and maintenance of professional audio in Brazil and Florida.

Lima holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and has received multiple international awards and nominations, including numerous Latin Grammys, as a recording and Pro Tools engineer.

On making the announcement Jesús Lopez said: “Paulo represents the very best in entrepreneurship and business management with a profound knowledge of the Digital, Mobile and Internet markets. I’m confident he will play a key role in helping us achieve our goals and build innovative business models in the constantly evolving music and entertainment business environment.”

Paulo Lima said: “I am honoured to be part of the world’s leading music company. It will be an amazing challenge and a great responsibility to lead Universal Music Brazil in creating and developing scalable business models that promote music in a creative and profitable way, investing in artists, knowledge, relationships and technology.”

Jesús López added: “We are deeply grateful to José Eboli for his many contributions and dedication leading the team at Universal Music Brazil for 13 years and I’m pleased to confirm that José will continue to work closely with the UMG team as an A&R consultant for Brazil and Latin America markets.”

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries.  Featuring the most comprehensive catalog of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the world.  Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans.

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