Jody Gerson, the chief executive of Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), said: “To represent the body of work of one of the greatest songwriters of all … [107] 40 Universal Music Group Songwriter jobs available on Indeed.com. Universal Music Group is acquiring Bob Dylan’s entire song catalog, a collection that spans six decades and includes many of the most iconic tracks in music history. 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. Sacred Songs (CD) - Universal Music Group. Thank you for registering! UMG chairman & CEO Lucian Grainge is based at the company's Santa Monica headquarters. Megaupload said that the video contained no infringing content, commenting: "we have signed agreements with every featured artist for this campaign". 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[138] Megaupload dismissed its case against UMG in January 2012. Universal Music Group Nashville is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. Grainge later replaced him as chairman on March 9, 2011. Get news from your favorite artists before everyone else. [33] Among the other companies that had competed for the recorded music business was Warner Music Group which was reported to have made a $2 billion bid. In May 2004, Universal Music Group was cast under separate management from Universal Studios, when French media conglomerate Vivendi sold 80% of the latter to General Electric, who subsequently merged it with NBC to form NBCUniversal. In a note to employees and partners, UMG has clarified a number of steps it’s taken in response to Coronavirus, in what the company terms a “global commitment”. 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 of Communications and a member of Universal Music Group’s Executive Management Board. [69] That same year, Paul McCartney and the Bee Gees both signed to UMG's Capitol Records, including their catalog releases. The biggest music company in the world,[3] it is one of the "Big Three" record labels, along with Sony Music and Warner Music Group. She is also responsible for the U.S. Commercial Services Division, where she works with UMG’s U.S. labels to maximize commercial and strategic opportunities to establish new revenue streams, form alliances with third parties and create a variety of special projects. Universal Music Spain is based in Madrid, Spain. UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP LAUNCHES MERCURY STUDIOS Dec 03, 2020. Universal Music Latin America is headquartered in Miami, Florida. The initiative is meant to create change for representation of women and underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the media industry. The landmark agreement, announced by UMPG today, encompasses more than 600 copyrights spanning 60 years from 1962’s cultural milestone “Blowin’ In The Wind” to this year’s epic “Murder Most Foul”. Def Jam, Island and Republic Records also maintain offices at the Santa Monica headquarters. [126] Representatives for R.E.M. 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The company represents artists such as Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and Kanye West, and has partnered with retailers including Barneys, Bloomingdale's and Selfridges. [12] MCA Inc. merged with American Decca in 1962. [13], In November 1990, Japanese multinational conglomerate Matsushita Electric agreed to acquire MCA for $6.59 billion. [52], On March 20, 2013, UMG announced the worldwide extension of their exclusive distribution deal with the Disney Music Group, excluding Japan. [49] In the Greek market, as part of its divesture plans, Universal Music retained Minos EMI and sold Universal Music Greece to Greek investors who renamed it Cobalt Music. It also follows Stevie Nicks’ recent sale of the majority stake of her music to the publisher and talent management company Primary Wave. UMG's global corporate headquarters are located in Santa Monica, California.The biggest music company in the world, it is one … [58], In August 2013, UMG became the first company in the US to have nine of the Top 10 songs on the digital charts, according to SoundScan[59] and weeks later, became the first company to hold all 10 of the Top 10 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. 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. Universal Music Group will accept song demo’s in the Pop music genre at the moment. Universal Music Group's Universal Music Polska is located in Warsaw. [115] After years of litigation, the suit settled in 2018, prior to the court holding a trial on whether UMG had a subjective belief that the video was infringing and not fair to use before sending its request to YouTube. He was responsible for developing and driving unified, global marketing strategies to support and advance the success of UMG’s world-class roster of artists. UMG's first major film production was Amy, which won an Oscar for Best Documentary,[64] while taking part in Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck and The Beatles: Eight Days a Week documentaries. Briegmann joined Universal Music Germany in 2004, as the youngest CEO in the history of all German major labels. [48] With EMI's absorption into Universal Music complete, its British operations consist of five label units: Island, Polydor, Decca, Virgin EMI and Capitol. "[8] UMG has signed licensing agreements with more than 400 platforms worldwide. The landmark agreement encompasses more than 600 of the peerless songwriter’s copyrights across almost 60 years. Muzyka, Klasyczna. UMG has offices in New York City where Island Records, Def Jam Recordings, Republic Records, Verve Label Group, and Spinefarm Records are headquartered. [75][76], In August 2017, UMG and Grace/Beyond agreed to develop three new music-based television series, 27, Melody Island and Mixtape. [125] Similarly, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic said he believed the masters for the band's 1991 album Nevermind were "gone forever" as a result of the fire. [30] With Grainge's appointment as CEO at UMG, Max Hole was promoted to COO of UMGI, effective July 1, 2010. Bob Dylan sold his entire song catalog to Universal Music Group in a landmark deal the company announced on Monday. Taylor Swift has signed an exclusive global publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group, after being with Sony/ATV since she first came to Nashville as a … "[122][123] In a statement issued on June 11, 2019, UMG said The New York Times article contained "numerous inaccuracies, misleading statements, contradictions and fundamental misunderstandings of the scope of the incident and affected assets. [120] All traffic was redirected to MySpace after that company acquired Imeem on December 8, 2009. On May 3, 2019, UMG filed a motion to dismiss the case, stating the Notices of Termination were not valid because the songs were not grants of copyright but works for hire. At WMG, Tanous served in a variety of positions responsible for that … more. Nearly all of these masters—in some cases, the complete discographies of entire record labels—were wiped out in the fire. Universal Music Group (also known in the United States as UMG Recordings, Inc. and abbreviated as UMG) is an American global music corporation that is majority owned by the French media conglomerate Vivendi, with Chinese tech company Tencent owning a minority stake. [78], In November 2017, USC Annenberg announced UMG's partnership in the "Annenberg Inclusion Initiative", becoming the first music company to do so. UMG's global corporate headquarters are located in Santa Monica, California. [60], In September 2013, UMG received a SAG-AFTRA American Scene Award for the company's commitment to diversity as exemplified by its "entire catalog and roster of artists. UMG operates in more than 60 territories around the world including Australia, Brazil, France, India, Greater China, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, and South Korea. Universal Music Group (known as Universal Music and abbreviated as UMG) is an American-French music company owned by Vivendi. [54], On April 2, 2013, the gospel music divisions of Motown Records and EMI merged to form a new label called Motown Gospel. Universal Music has announced that it has bought the entire back catalog of Bob Dylan's songs, a deal covering more than 600 song copyrights and spanning the singer-songwriter's 60-year career. This came two months after the separation of Warner Music Group from Time Warner. Capitol Records (legal name: Capitol Records, LLC, until 2007 Capitol Records Inc.) is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Capitol Music Group imprint. UMG Executive Vice President Michele Anthony and Universal Music Publishing Group Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson have oversight of the pair. Click the link to confirm your email address. By 2018, the song had broken several Guinness World Records, including Most Weeks at Number 1 on Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and most-viewed video online. [47] Play It Again Sam acquired Co-Operative Music for £500,000 in March 2013. 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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. [137] Lawyers for will.i.am initially claimed that he had never agreed to the project, and on December 12, he denied any involvement in the takedown notice. 10cc; 10 Years; 2 Chainz; 3 Doors Down; 4minute (South Korea) 4 Non Blondes; 4 Strings; 5 Seconds of Summer; 50 Cent; 6ix9ine; A-B. He has developed new businesses and continues to reinforce the company’s culture of forging close partnerships with its artists. Interscope-Geffen-A&M and Universal Music Enterprises (UME), the company's catalog division, are also headquartered there. [89][90] In September 2018, singer Elton John signed a global partnership agreement with UMG across recorded music, music publishing, brand management, and licensing rights. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. Licensing requests should be directed to your local Universal Music Group office. [21][22], In June 2007, UMG acquired Sanctuary, which eventually became UMG's entertainment merchandising and brand management division, Bravado. [140][141], "Universal Records" redirects here. Search for {0} in Universal Music Publishing's catalogue. Today (March 30), we learned what Universal Music Group – the world’s biggest music rightsholder – has set in place amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. [34] IMPALA opposed the merger. 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. Joseph joined Universal Music UK in August 1998 as General Manager of the company’s Polydor label before moving up in February 2002 to become … more, Andrew Kronfeld is Executive Vice President, Marketing for Universal Music Group. 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. The vault held masters for the MCA, ABC, A&M, Geffen and Interscope labels; as well as some smaller subsidiary labels. 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Universal Music Group is one of the “Big Three” record [44], On February 8, 2013, Warner Music Group acquired the Parlophone Label Group (consisting of Parlophone Records, Chrysalis Records, EMI Classics, Virgin Classics and EMI Records' Belgian, Czech, Danish, French, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovak and Swedish divisions) for $765 million (£487 million). In 2000, music companies including UMG entered into consent agreements with the Federal Trade Commission,[111] with no admission of liability,[112] whereby they agreed to discontinue the use of Minimum Advertised Price programs under which subsidized cooperative advertising was provided to retailers that agreed to adhere to minimum advertised pricing. [77], In October 2017, UMG announced the launch of its Accelerator Engagement Network, an initiative aimed to help develop music-based startups around the world. ", "Analysis: BMG Poised to Become a Top Indie Catalog Following Sanctuary Acquisition", "Warner Music Group Buys EMI Assets for $765 Million", "Warner to buy the Parlophone Label Group", "Universal Music Sells Now! Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, said, “As someone who began his career in music publishing, it is with enormous pride that today we welcome Bob Dylan to the UMG family. It moved in 2002 from Hamburg to the district Friedrichshain at the river Spree. The UMG main global headquarters are located in Santa Monica. Apply to Executive Assistant, Customer Service Representative, Service Technician and more! 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. [29] Morris became the next chairman of Sony Music Entertainment on July 1, 2011. It was renamed MCA Nashville in 1973. [63], Universal Music Group entered into film and TV production with the 2014 purchase of Eagle Rock Entertainment. 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. [50][51] Edel AG acquired the MPS catalogue from Universal in January 2014. Same day, UMG announced launch of its new affiliates in Morocco and Israel. [95] In February 2019, UMG fully acquired music distributor INgrooves. Sir Lucian Grainge is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment. [32], In 2011, EMI agreed to sell its recorded music operations to Universal Music Group for £1.2 billion ($1.9 billion) and its music publishing operations to a Sony-led consortium for $2.2 billion. List of Universal Music Group artists. Ten percent of Universal Music Group was acquired by Tencent in March 2020 for US$3 billion. Furthermore, on December 19, 2017 UMG signed a multi-year licensing agreement with YouTube [83]. [79][80], In December 2017, Universal Music Group acquired the catalogues of Stiff Records and ZTT Records, along with Perfect Songs Publishing, from Trevor Horn's SPZ Group. Universal Music Group is the world’s largest music company. We exist to shape culture through the power of artistry. Universal Music UK is home to successful artists from across the musical spectrum including The Rolling Stones, U2, Florence + The Machine, Mumford & Sons, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Lewis Capaldi, Dave, Michael Kiwanuka and Celeste. [81] That same month, UMG signed a global, multi-year agreement with Facebook becoming the first of The "Big Three" to license its recorded music and publishing catalogs for video and other social experiences across Facebook, Instagram and Oculus. Universal Music Artists is an exclusive resource for UMG’s artists and their managers that provides actionable insights to help our artists advance their careers and better understand their fans. [28], Doug Morris stepped down from his position as CEO on January 1, 2011. Find songs for sync licensing for advertising, television, and feature films. 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