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06 Mar, 2017, 16:21 ET Universal Music Group's Family Of Artists And Labels Take Over Antone's Nightclub During South by Southwest 2017

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, is returning to South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Music Festival in...


11 Feb, 2017, 20:00 ET Universal Music Group Relaunches Polygram Entertainment To Accelerate Film And Television Strategy

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced that it is re-launching Polygram Entertainment to...


09 Feb, 2017, 09:00 ET The Estate Of Prince Rogers Nelson Selects Universal Music Group To Manage Iconic Artist's Recordings

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a multi-year agreement with the Estate of Prince Rogers...


08 Feb, 2017, 18:00 ET Lang Lang - Pioneering Pianist And Cultural Icon Returns Home To Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a new long-term recording agreement with the world's...


19 Jan, 2017, 12:15 ET Universal Music Group And Alex Da Kid Sign Multi-Faceted Agreement

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a multi-faceted agreement with Emmy-winning, critically...


10 Jan, 2017, 15:05 ET The Estate Of Prince Rogers Nelson Signs Exclusive Worldwide Merchandise Agreement With Universal Music Group's Bravado

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/-- Bravado, Universal Music Group's industry-leading merchandise and brand management company, announced today...


10 Nov, 2016, 15:30 ET Universal Music Group Creates Joint Venture With Accomplished Music Entrepreneur Todd Moscowitz To Launch Cold Heat Records

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a joint venture with Todd Moscowitz, the music industry...


25 Oct, 2016, 11:15 ET Universal Music Group, Capitol Records, VRLIVE And Avenged Sevenfold Partner For Groundbreaking Global Virtual Reality Event

On the evening of October 27th, multi-platinum rock band, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, will give a global, 3D/360-degree, live-streamed virtual reality...


18 Aug, 2016, 09:00 ET Universal Music Group Appoints Samantha Fink Senior Vice President Of Human Resources

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced today that Samantha Fink, Ph.D., has been named Senior Vice...


16 Aug, 2016, 09:00 ET Universal Music Group And Petrol Records Announce Expansive Joint-Venture To Create New Inxs-Related Projects

 Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, and Petrol Records, an innovative record label that is home to the...


09 Aug, 2016, 12:00 ET Universal Music Group Appoints Oana Ruxandra Senior Vice President Of Digital Strategy And Partnerships

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/-- Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, appointed Oana...


19 Jul, 2016, 12:00 ET Universal Music Group Names Maria Alonte Senior Vice President of Film & Television Synchronization for Def Jam, Island and Republic

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced today that Maria Alonte has been appointed to Senior Vice...


07 Jun, 2016, 11:00 ET Universal Music Appoints Robert Ziegler Executive Vice President Of Global Physical Operations

 Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced today that veteran home entertainment executive Robert...


24 May, 2016, 10:00 ET Universal Music Group Appoints Graham Parker As President Of U.S. Classical Music Labels

 Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment, today named Graham Parker, General Manager of WQXR, the most-listened to...


19 May, 2016, 11:00 ET Universal Music Group Forms Verve Label Group

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced the formation of the Verve Label Group and appointed...


09 May, 2016, 12:24 ET Universal Music Group Appoints Jonathan Dworkin To Senior Vice President Of Digital Strategy And Business Development

Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced today that veteran digital executive Jonathan Dworkin has been...


21 Apr, 2016, 13:00 ET Universal Music Promotes Barak Moffitt To Executive Vice President Of Content Strategy And Operations

 Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced Barak Moffitt has been promoted to the newly...


07 Mar, 2016, 17:00 ET Ryan Adams & The Shining And The Avett Brothers Announced As Headline Performers At Marriott Rewards And Universal Music Present "Music Is Universal" @ SXSW

Ryan Adams & The Shining and The Avett Brothers will headline Marriott Rewards and Universal Music Present "Music is Universal" at the...


04 Mar, 2016, 15:59 ET Marriott Rewards And Universal Music Group To Bring Daily Live Immersive Music Experiences To The SXSW Music Festival

 Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, Marriott Rewards, the loyalty program of Marriott International,...


03 Mar, 2016, 18:08 ET BRAVADO CEO TOM BENNETT STEPS DOWN; MAT VLASIC NAMED NEW CEO

 Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced today that Tom Bennett is stepping down from his role...


12 Feb, 2016, 22:41 ET Lucian Grainge Named No. 1 on Billboard's 2016 Power 100

 Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, announced today that Billboard magazine named its Chairman and Chief Executive...


07 Jan, 2016, 12:15 ET Universal Music Taps Veteran Producers From Hollywood And Broadway To Lead Film, Television And Theatrical Development

 Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, named renowned producers David Blackman and Scott Landis to lead its...


03 Dec, 2015, 14:59 ET Universal Music's Jody Gerson Named Billboard's Executive Of The Year For Annual Women In Music Celebration

 Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, business, lifestyle and innovations in music, today announced Jody Gerson,...


05 Nov, 2015, 12:30 ET Universal Music Group Names Eric Berman Executive Vice President Of Public Affairs

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, announced today that Eric Berman has been appointed Executive Vice President of...


29 Oct, 2015, 10:00 ET Universal Music Group Announces New Executive Management Board And International Structure To Drive Growth And Creative Excellence

Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group (UMG), announced today the formation of an Executive Management Board...