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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...


Jan 07, 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...


Dec 03, 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,...


Nov 05, 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...


Oct 29, 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...


Jan 12, 2015, 16:25 ET Universal Music Group Names Andy Fixmer As Vice President, Global Communications

 Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, has named veteran business journalist Andy Fixmer to the role of Vice...


Jan 05, 2015, 10:22 ET Havas Group And Universal Music Group Form Global Music Data Alliance

Havas Group, one of the world's largest global communications groups, and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, announced...


Dec 15, 2014, 10:39 ET Sam Smith's Debut Album, In The Lonely Hour, Certified Platinum By RIAA

 Sam Smith's debut album In The Lonely Hour has been certified Platinum by the RIAA, following Multi-Platinum (4X) certification for his debut...


Dec 08, 2014, 12:30 ET Jennie Boddy And Erin Cooney Join Capitol Music Group As Vice Presidents Of Publicity

 Jennie Boddy and Erin Cooney have joined Capitol Music Group (CMG) as Vice Presidents of Publicity, it was announced today by Ambrosia...


Dec 05, 2014, 12:00 ET Universal Music Group Names Mike Tunnicliffe, Executive Vice President, Business Development & Partnerships, U.S.

 Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, has named Mike Tunnicliffe, the former Chief Growth & Marketing Officer...