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May 16, 2017, 05:03 ET Universal Music Group And Tencent Music Entertainment Group Enter Into Strategic Agreement Significantly Expanding Chinese Music Market

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, and Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME), a leading digital music...


May 01, 2017, 04:00 ET Sir Lucian Grainge est nommé personnalité média de l'année 2017 des prix Cannes Lions

Le président du conseil et PDG d'Universal Music Group est le premier dirigeant de l'industrie musicale à recevoir le prix Le festival...


May 01, 2017, 04:00 ET Sir Lucian Grainge Named Cannes Lions Media Person of the Year 2017

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity today announced that Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Universal...


Apr 27, 2017, 12:00 ET Jack White Signs First-Ever Global Publishing Agreement With Universal Music Publishing Group

Jack White, the highly revered singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer, has signed a first-ever global, multi-year agreement...


Mar 06, 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...


Feb 11, 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...


Feb 09, 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...


Feb 08, 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...


Jan 19, 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...


Jan 10, 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...


Nov 10, 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...


Oct 25, 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...


Aug 18, 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...


Aug 16, 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...


Aug 09, 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...


Jul 19, 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...


Jun 07, 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...


May 24, 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...


May 19, 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...


May 09, 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...


Apr 21, 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...


Mar 07, 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...


Mar 04, 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,...


Mar 03, 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...


Feb 12, 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...