Former EVP & Head Of Business & Legal Affairs Of Warner Bros. Records To Play A Key Role In UMPG’s Global Business Strategy

Marc CiminoSANTA MONICA, CA, January 14, 2015 — Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) today announced the appointment of Marc Cimino to the newly created global position of Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. Cimino will report to Jody Gerson, UMPG’s Chairman and CEO, and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Santa Monica.

Cimino joins UMPG from Warner Bros. Records, where he was Executive Vice President & Head of Business & Legal Affairs and a member of the company’s core executive team.

In this newly created role at UMPG, Cimino will focus on the company’s global business strategy, including playing a key role in guiding public policy and business development.

In making the announcement, Gerson said, “At this time in our business, it’s important we work with a global perspective and more closely with our record label partners. Marc’s broad experience in recorded music will help bolster our organization and bring a broader industry approach to everything we do, and to the ultimate benefit of our artists and writers.”

Cimino said: “I’m grateful and excited to be working for such a dynamic visionary like Jody and for Universal Music Publishing Group. I look forward to working with the entire team around the world, andwith our labels and tech partners as we face a rapidly changing business environment with many new opportunities and challenges.”

During his ten years at Warner Bros. Records, Cimino rose from Vice President to Executive Vice President, heading up the Business and Legal Affairs and A&R Administration departments, and playing an integral part of the company’s strategy in both traditional and new business initiatives. As part of his role at Warner Bros. Records, he participated in the company’s government affairs initiatives and spearheaded the structuring and negotiation of agreements with the label’s major recording artists.

Prior to Warner Bros. Records, from 1998 to 2004, Cimino held business affairs and business development roles at Sony Music Entertainment.

About Universal Music Publishing Group

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is part of the Universal Music Group and one of theworld’s leading music publishing companies, representing music in every genre from some of the most important songwriters and catalogs. These include ABBA, Adele, A Great Big World, Jhené Aiko, Alex Da Kid, Bastille, Beach Boys, Beastie Boys, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Justin Bieber, Ruben Blades, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Desmond Child, The Clash, Coldplay, J. Cole, Elvis Costello, Miley Cyrus, Neil Diamond, Disclosure, Danny Elfman, Eminem, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Al Green, Haim, Jimi Hendrix, Hit-Boy, Hunter Hayes, Imagine Dragons, Billy Joel, Elton John/Bernie Taupin, B.B. King, Luke Laird, Linkin Park, the Mamas and Papas, Miguel, Ne-Yo, Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons, James Napier, Randy Newman, Rudy Perez, Steve Perry, Otis Redding, Darius Rucker, Carole Bayer Sager, Gustavo Santaolalla, Sex Pistols, Paul Simon, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, T-Pain, U2, Keith Urban, Troy Verges, Diane Warren, Andrew Lloyd Webber andmore.

UMPG is also a global leader in the areas of Classical, Christian/Gospel, and Production Music. Additionally, UMPG plays a major role in film and TV music, providing creative and synch licensing services, and administration for such leading companies as Warner Bros Entertainment, Universal Studios, HBO, DreamWorks, NBC and Sesame Workshop, among others. For more information please visit

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses alsoinclude 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 JamRecordings, 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 labelsowned 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.