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Apr 21, 2015, 12:00 ET

Lucian Grainge CBE And Lord Marland Return Technology Innovators Forum To Los Angeles, Bringing Together Leaders In Hollywood And Digital Entertainment

Lucian Grainge CBE and Lord Marland, along with UK Trade & Investment, Universal Music Group, Founders Forum, BBC Worldwide and BBC are...

Apr 14, 2015, 15:15 ET

UMG And Class Action Attorneys Propose Settlement Agreement On Digital Download Royalties

 Universal Music Group (UMG), on behalf of UMG Recordings Inc. and Capitol Records LLC, and plaintiffs' attorneys representing clients in...

Mar 04, 2015, 14:41 ET

Verve Music Group Promotes Mike Rittberg to General Manager

 Verve Music Group, the label behind upcoming releases from Mark Knopfler, Andrea Bocelli and The Fairground Saints, today announced Mike...

Feb 18, 2015, 15:15 ET

Universal Music Group To Premiere Music Video Content On Vessel, A Premium Online Video Service

 Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, and Vessel, a premium online video service, announced today an agreement to...

Feb 06, 2015, 13:04 ET

Lucian Grainge Tops Billboard's 2015 Power 100 List

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

Jan 14, 2015, 06:00 ET
Marc Cimino, Chief Operating Officer, Universal Music Publishing Group

Universal Music Publishing Group Appoints Marc Cimino To New Role Of Chief Operating Officer

 Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) today announced the appointment of Marc Cimino to the newly created global position of Chief Operating...

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...

Nov 07, 2014, 07:00 ET

Universal Music Publishing Group Names Former BMI Senior Executive Richard Conlon Special Advisor on Performing Rights

 Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) today announced it has entered into an agreement with Richard Conlon, former...

Oct 27, 2014, 14:00 ET

Universal Music Group Names Michael Frey, President, Supply Chain & Media Services

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, has named Michael Frey, President, Supply Chain & Media Services, effective...

Oct 13, 2014, 11:00 ET

Ambrosia Healy Named Senior Vice President, Head Of Media Strategy & Relations, Capitol Music Group

Ambrosia Healy has been named Senior Vice President, Head of Media Strategy & Relations, Capitol Music Group (CMG), it was announced today by...

Oct 06, 2014, 11:51 ET

Scott Greer Named Executive Vice President Of Capitol Music Group

 Scott Greer has been named Executive Vice President of Capitol Music Group, it was announced today by CMG Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett, to...

Oct 05, 2014, 21:48 ET
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Lady Antebellum Caps 7FOR7 Project With A Nashville Red-Carpet Surprise

WHO: Lady Antebellum launched 7FOR7 this week, a week-long campaign where the band travels across the country to surprise and...

Oct 05, 2014, 02:31 ET
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Lady Antebellum Surprises Newly Engaged Couple At Their Perry, GA Show

WHO: Lady Antebellum launched 7FOR7 this week, a week-long campaign where the band travels across the country to surprise and...

Oct 04, 2014, 00:39 ET
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Lady Antebellum Brings Their 7FOR7 Project To Music City Today

WHO: Lady Antebellum launched 7FOR7 this week, a week-long campaign where the band travels across the country to surprise and...

Oct 03, 2014, 01:33 ET
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Lady Antebellum's Fourth 7FOR7 Surprise Lands In Fort Meade, MD Today

WHO: Lady Antebellum launched 7FOR7 this week, a week-long campaign where the band travels across the country to surprise and...

Oct 01, 2014, 17:00 ET
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Lady Antebellum Surprises 9-Year-Old New Jersey Fan Today For Third 7FOR7 Installment

WHO: Lady Antebellum launched 7FOR7 this week, a week-long campaign where the band travels across the country to surprise and...