Universal Music Publishing Group Announces the Promotion of Cyndi Forman to Senior Creative Director

Jun 30, 2010, 08:00 ET from Universal Music Publishing Group

LOS ANGELES, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) today announced the promotion of Cyndi Forman to Senior Creative Director, Nashville. Forman was previously Creative Director.

Reporting directly to Pat Higdon, President, UMPG Nashville, Forman will focus on furthering artist and writer development and finding key opportunities for UMPG writers both past and present. Forman has secured many cuts and was responsible for the recent signing of 18 year old artist Hunter Hayes. The writers she works with include recent Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee Matraca Berg, Jimmy Melton, and Andrew Dorff 

"We are very pleased to have the opportunity to offer Cyndi this well deserved promotion," commented Higdon. She is one of Nashville's most respected 'songpluggers' and has definitely earned the respect of her peers."

After obtaining her Music Business degree from Belmont University, Forman became Creative Director at Balmur Entertainment. In 2002, she joined Almo Irving Music which became part of UMPG in 2003 where she assumed the role of Creative Director.

UMPG Nashville continually delivers hits for country music's most elite artists including Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson, Trace Adkins, Lee Ann Womack, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, and many more. Artists of all genres seek to work with this staff, including Celine Dion, Jon Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Paulina Rubio, Ricky Martin, John Mayer, Chris Daughtry, Ne-Yo, and The Corrs.

Universal Music Publishing Group Nashvile has one of Nashville's most successful music catalogs that spans the width of the musical landscape, from the 1940's Folk/Blues of the Delmore Brothers, the 1950's and 1960's classics of Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Buddy Holly, country classics from Webb Pierce, Brenda Lee, Mel Tillis, and the works of Bob McDill, Rivers Rutherford, Pat Alger, Dickey Lee, Kostas, Mel Tillis, Marijohn Wilkin, Stephanie Bentley, Matraca Berg, Gary Burr, Troy Verges, Rivers Rutherford, Craig Wiseman, Emmylou Harris, Ed Hill, Marcus Hummon, and many more.

About Universal Music Publishing Group

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is the industry's leading global music publishing operation and is part of Universal Music Group. UMPG represents music in every genre from many of the world's top songwriters and catalogs including U2, Elton John, Bernie Taupin, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, Coldplay, Nelly, Juan Gabriel, Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, Ciara, Dave Grohl, Prince, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Britney Spears, Beastie Boys, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, ABBA, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Paul Simon, Henry Mancini, Christina Aguilera, and Linkin Park, among many others. UMPG is also a global leader in the areas of Production Music, Christian and Classical Music.  For more information, visit: www.umusicpub.com.

SOURCE Universal Music Publishing Group