[128] UMG archivist Patrick Kraus assured that the Impulse! We exist to shape culture through the power of artistry. Universal Music Artists is an exclusive resource for UMG’s artists and their managers that provides actionable insights to help our artists advance their careers and better understand their fans. [53] The exclusive deal also saw UMG granted unlimited access to all rights pertaining to Disney's 85-year back catalog of soundtracks and albums. [44], On February 8, 2013, Warner Music Group acquired the Parlophone Label Group (consisting of Parlophone Records, Chrysalis Records, EMI Classics, Virgin Classics and EMI Records' Belgian, Czech, Danish, French, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovak and Swedish divisions) for $765 million (£487 million). In addition, he is also responsible for the … more, Eric Hutcherson is Executive Vice President, Chief People and Inclusion Officer at Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment. [30] With Grainge's appointment as CEO at UMG, Max Hole was promoted to COO of UMGI, effective July 1, 2010. In 1955 the country music division along with many of its contemporaries moved to Nashville, TN. We are a community of entrepreneurs committed to creativity and innovation. UMG operates in more than 60 territories around the world including Australia, Brazil, France, India, Greater China, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, and South Korea. [107] [13], In November 1990, Japanese multinational conglomerate Matsushita Electric agreed to acquire MCA for $6.59 billion. Over the span of three decades, he has not only pioneered new approaches to the signing and development of the world’s most successful recording artists and songwriters but he has consistently championed the development of innovative business models … more, Michele Anthony is Executive Vice President of Universal Music Group, where her responsibilities include helping manage UMG’s U.S. labels and overseeing Universal Music Canada, the global catalog division Universal Music Enterprises, as well as the company’s global brand partnerships. In this role, Hutcherson is a member of the company’s senior management and leads a global team across UMG’s record labels, publishing division and operating companies to align talent functions, amplify the company’s entrepreneurial-based culture, accelerate diversity and inclusion across all levels and territories, attract, retain and develop talent, accelerate the company’s social justice initiatives and build on UMG’s successful track-record of driving innovation by recruiting employees who bring new ideas, perspectives and skillsets. [111], In 2002, a similar settlement was entered into with music publishers and distributors Sony Music, Warner Music, Bertelsmann Music Group, EMI Music and Universal Music Group and certain retailers, without admission of liability or wrongdoing, with various states. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world. [38] However, the European Commission approved the deal only under the condition the merged company divest one third of its total operations to other companies with a proven track record in the music industry. SANTA MONICA, USA – Music legend Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman) has sold his entire catalogue of songs to Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG). 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He plays a key role in the development of the company’s business strategy as well as managing worldwide external and internal communications, public policy, investor and government relations, event functions and social responsibility. The landmark agreement encompasses more than 600 of the peerless songwriter’s copyrights across almost 60 years. [67], In March 2016, Universal Music Canada donated the archives of EMI Music Canada to the University of Calgary. Briegmann focused on signing and establishing local artists and led the company to become the leader in the domestic market. By 2018, the song had broken several Guinness World Records, including Most Weeks at Number 1 on Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and most-viewed video online. Capitol Music Group is headquartered at the Capitol Records Building in Hollywood. [69] That same year, Paul McCartney and the Bee Gees both signed to UMG's Capitol Records, including their catalog releases. Gerson … more, Jeffrey Harleston is General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for Santa Monica, California-based Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment with operations in more 60 countries. [78], In November 2017, USC Annenberg announced UMG's partnership in the "Annenberg Inclusion Initiative", becoming the first music company to do so. 10cc; 10 Years; 2 Chainz; 3 Doors Down; 4minute (South Korea) 4 Non Blondes; 4 Strings; 5 Seconds of Summer; 50 Cent; 6ix9ine; A-B. "[8] UMG has signed licensing agreements with more than 400 platforms worldwide. As a result of this deal DMG's labels and artists have access to UMG's roster of producers and songwriters on a worldwide basis. Working seamlessly across the corporate and creative aspects of UMG’s operations, Boyd has played a central role in the physical-to-digital reshaping of company resources. 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Apply to Executive Assistant, Customer Service Representative, Service Technician and more! From 1995 to 2004,  … more, Jody Gerson is Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group, Universal Music’s global publishing division. In January 2011, UMG announced it was donating 200,000 master recordings from the 1920s to 1940s to the Library of Congress for preservation. Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is a North American music publishing company and is part of the Universal Music Group, a subsidiary of Vivendi and Tencent.It was formerly known as MCA Music Publishing until it merged with PolyGram.. Universal Music Publishing is the world's second largest music publishing company, behind Sony/ATV Music Publishing. She is also responsible for the U.S. Commercial Services Division, where she works with UMG’s U.S. labels to maximize commercial and strategic opportunities to establish new revenue streams, form alliances with third parties and create a variety of special projects. [35] In March 2012, the European Union opened an investigation into the acquisition[36] The EU asked rivals and consumer groups whether the deal would result in higher prices and shut out competitors. Melody Island was an animated series based on tropical island music with live craft segments. Joseph joined Universal Music UK in August 1998 as General Manager of the company’s Polydor label before moving up in February 2002 to become … more, Andrew Kronfeld is Executive Vice President, Marketing for Universal Music Group. [9], The company's origins go back to the formation of the American branch of Decca Records in September 1934. [60], In September 2013, UMG received a SAG-AFTRA American Scene Award for the company's commitment to diversity as exemplified by its "entire catalog and roster of artists. He is responsible for Universal Music Group’s operations in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Benelux, the Scandinavian Countries, Eastern Europe and Western Balkans, as well as the Deutsche Grammophon label. [126][127], A representative for Eminem confirmed that the rapper's master recordings were digitized months before the fire, but could not confirm whether the physical master reels of his recordings were affected. [37], On September 21, 2012, the sale of EMI to UMG was approved in Europe and the United States by the European Commission and Federal Trade Commission respectively. Künstler und Autoren, die bei Universal Music Publishing Deutschland unter Vertrag sind, darunter Clueso, Cro, Unheilig, Rammstein, u.v.m. [52], On March 20, 2013, UMG announced the worldwide extension of their exclusive distribution deal with the Disney Music Group, excluding Japan. They claimed that the recording of "God Save the Queen" was copyrighted, and YouTube initially complied with this request, but subsequently offered the video with the original audio track. Immediately prior to UMG, Tanous served as Executive Vice President of Communications & Marketing for Warner Music Group (WMG). Universal Music Spain is based in Madrid, Spain. [31] Starting in 2011 UMG's Interscope Geffen A&M Records began signing contestants from American Idol. Bob Dylan sold his entire song catalog to Universal Music Group in a landmark deal the company announced on Monday. [96], UMG was named to Fast Company's annual list of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2019, the first major music company to be included on the list in a decade. On June 16, 2020, Universal rebranded Virgin EMI Records as EMI Records and named Rebbeca Allen (former president of UMG's Decca label) as the label's president,[101] bringing back the EMI brand. He was responsible for developing and driving unified, global marketing strategies to support and advance the success of UMG’s world-class roster of artists. Universal Music Group is one of the “Big Three” record [65] On February 11, 2017, PolyGram Entertainment was relaunched as a film and television unit of Universal Music Group under David Blackman. [126] Representatives for R.E.M. This is a list of Universal Music Group musical artists. In addition to the promised ownership of her master recordings, UMG agreed to, in the event that it sells portions of its stake in Spotify, distribute proceeds among its artists and make them non-recoupable. On May 3, 2019, UMG filed a motion to dismiss the case, stating the Notices of Termination were not valid because the songs were not grants of copyright but works for hire. Universal Music Publishing Group is getting control of Dylan’s songwriter income — but it doesn’t take over recordi By Simon Vozick-Levinson December 8, 2020 5:14PM (UTC) UMG is also ranked number 1 in the music category. The Beatles catalogue was transferred to UMG's newly formed Calderstone Productions, while Williams' catalogue was transferred to Island Records. Universal Music Group will accept song demo’s in the Pop music genre at the moment. Muzyka, Klasyczna. UMG's global corporate headquarters are located in Santa Monica, California.The biggest music company in the world, it is one … [39][40], Universal Music Group completed their acquisition of EMI on September 28, 2012. ... UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP ACQUIRES BOB DYLAN’S ENTIRE CATALOG OF SONGS Dec 07, 2020. [77], In October 2017, UMG announced the launch of its Accelerator Engagement Network, an initiative aimed to help develop music-based startups around the world. [113], In May 2006, an investigation led by then New York Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer, concluded with a determination that Universal Music Group bribed radio stations to play songs from Ashlee Simpson, Brian McKnight, Big Tymers, Nick Lachey, Lindsay Lohan and other performers under Universal labels. Previously, Kronfeld served as President of Global Marketing for UMG’s international division in London. Coming to you from the UMG offices worldwide, we share our love of music & keep you updated with the latest from all of our artists. Sir Lucian Grainge is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment. 40 Universal Music Group Songwriter jobs available on Indeed.com. Mixtape had twelve episodes, with each episode connected to a song. [138] Megaupload dismissed its case against UMG in January 2012. The sale of Dylan's musical catalog comes a few weeks after the Jewish singer-songwriter’s musings about anti-Semitism and unpublished song lyrics sold at auction for a total of $495,000. Universal Music Artists provides data from major audio and video streaming services and social media platforms around the world, giving a detailed picture of music consumption and fan engagement. [47] Play It Again Sam acquired Co-Operative Music for £500,000 in March 2013. [34] IMPALA opposed the merger. Universal Music Latin America is headquartered in Miami, Florida. The company and Lego Group announced a music product partnership on April 26, 2020. We own and operate a broad array of businesses in more than 60 countries. announced they would investigate the effects the fire may have had on the band's archival materials, while Hole, Steely Dan, Rosanne Cash and Geoff Downes made statements on their possible losses from the fire. [91], On November 19, 2018, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift signed a new multi-album deal with UMG, in the United States, her future releases will be promoted under the Republic Records imprint. In a note to employees and partners, UMG has clarified a number of steps it’s taken in response to Coronavirus, in what the company terms a “global commitment”. Universal Music Publishing Netherlands is a leading global music publishing company home to the greatest artists, songwriters and song catalogues in the world. [33] Among the other companies that had competed for the recorded music business was Warner Music Group which was reported to have made a $2 billion bid. Grainge has spent his entire career in the music industry and has signed and worked with many worldwide stars, including ABBA, Jay Z, Elton John, Katy Perry, Queen, Rihanna, The Rolling Stones, Sam Smith, U2 and Amy Winehouse, among many others. UMG retained The Beatles (formerly of Parlophone) and Robbie Williams (formerly of Chrysalis). We are Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company. He formerly served as COO of Columbia Records. Sir Lucian Grainge is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment. [122] In space rented from NBC-Universal, according to an official document marked "Confidential", the fire destroyed at least 118,230 "assets" (master recordings), or about 500,000 song titles, owned by UMG. [32], In 2011, EMI agreed to sell its recorded music operations to Universal Music Group for £1.2 billion ($1.9 billion) and its music publishing operations to a Sony-led consortium for $2.2 billion. [134][135] UMG denied that the takedown was ordered under the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and said that the takedown was "pursuant to the UMG-YouTube agreement," which gives UMG "the right to block or remove user-posted videos through YouTube's CMS (Content Management System) based on a number of contractually specified criteria. This came two months after the separation of Warner Music Group from Time Warner. Universal Music Group (UMG), wcześniej MCA Music Entertainment Group – największa grupa biznesowa oraz rodzina wytwórni płytowych w przemyśle muzycznym. UMG has offices in New York City where Island Records, Def Jam Recordings, Republic Records, Verve Label Group, and Spinefarm Records are headquartered. Hutcherson joined UMG … more, David Joseph is Chairman and CEO of Universal Music UK and Ireland, overseeing all divisions of the company in those countries including the labels Capitol, Decca, Island, Polydor and EMI alongside the world’s most famous recording studios, Abbey Road. [29] Morris became the next chairman of Sony Music Entertainment on July 1, 2011. [140][141], "Universal Records" redirects here. Thank you for registering! Records, John Coltrane, Muddy Waters, Ahmad Jamal, Nashboro Records, and Chess Records masters survived the fire and were still in Universal's archive. [114], In 2007, with the help of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Stephanie Lenz sued UMG's publishing company for allegedly improperly requesting that, pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, YouTube remove a 29-second home video in which Lenz's child danced to a recording of Prince's song "Let's Go Crazy". In this role, Kronfeld works directly with UMG’s labels in managing the interaction and coordination of artist repertoire across the new regional hub structure, insuring that artists are receiving the ideal marketing and creative development resources to grow their careers. So please check carefully if you demo do fit the genre(s) where Universal Music Group is active. [139], On February 5, 2019, John Waite and Joe Ely filed a class-action lawsuit against UMG claiming the company is violating their right to terminate grants of copyright after 35 years in accordance with copyright law of the United States by ignoring Notices of Termination. [75][76], In August 2017, UMG and Grace/Beyond agreed to develop three new music-based television series, 27, Melody Island and Mixtape. [45][46] Later in February, Sony Music Entertainment acquired UMG's European share in Now That's What I Call Music for approximately $60 million. The initiative is meant to create change for representation of women and underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the media industry. [58], In August 2013, UMG became the first company in the US to have nine of the Top 10 songs on the digital charts, according to SoundScan[59] and weeks later, became the first company to hold all 10 of the Top 10 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The company paid $12 million to the state in settlement. MCA Nashville operates as part of the Universal Music Group Nashville and was founded in 1945 by Paul Cohen as the country music division of Decca Records in New York. [72][73][74], In July 2017, "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and featuring Justin Bieber, became the most streamed track of all time. [54], On April 2, 2013, the gospel music divisions of Motown Records and EMI merged to form a new label called Motown Gospel. [86][87], In Nielsen's 2018 US Music Mid-Year report, UMG made history with eight of the Top 10 artists, including all of the top five, as well as all of the top eight artists ranked by on-demand audio streams. [7][8] UMG was named by Forbes as one of America's Best Midsize Employers in 2019. Search for {0} in Universal Music Publishing's catalogue. [133] Megaupload requested an apology from UMG, and filed a lawsuit against the company in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, on December 12, 2011. Jump to navigation Jump to search. 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"[124] Following the publication of the New York Times story, Questlove of The Roots confirmed that the master tapes for two of the band's albums, including unused material and multi-track recordings, were lost in the fire. Same day, UMG announced launch of its new affiliates in Morocco and Israel. [63], Universal Music Group entered into film and TV production with the 2014 purchase of Eagle Rock Entertainment. Universal Music Publishing is also headquartered in the city. Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, said, “As someone who began his career in music publishing, it is with enormous pride that today we welcome Bob Dylan to the UMG family. "[122][123] In a statement issued on June 11, 2019, UMG said The New York Times article contained "numerous inaccuracies, misleading statements, contradictions and fundamental misunderstandings of the scope of the incident and affected assets. If you are in the US and would like to license the master recording of a Universal Music Group artist please contact the copyright and licensing division at 310-865-0770 for further information. List of Universal Music Group artists. [23][24][25][26], In 2008, Universal Music Group agreed to make its catalog available to Spotify, then a new streaming service, for use outside the U.S. on a limited basis. [4][5][6], In 2019, Fast Company named Universal Music Group the most innovative music company and listed UMG among the Top 50 most innovative companies in the world[7] and "amid the music industry's digital transformation, Universal is redefining what a modern label should look like. [48] With EMI's absorption into Universal Music complete, its British operations consist of five label units: Island, Polydor, Decca, Virgin EMI and Capitol. We are the home for music’s greatest artists, innovators and entrepreneurs. [119], In December 2007, UMG announced a deal with Imeem which allows users of the social network to listen to any track from Universal's catalogue for free with a portion of the advertising generated by the music being shared with the record label. On September 6, 2006, Vivendi announced its €1.63 billion ($2.4 billion) purchase of BMG Music Publishing; after receiving European Union regulatory approval, the acquisition was completed on June 25, 2007. In settlement of the claim, the companies collectively agreed to pay a $67.4 million fine and distribute $75.7 million in CDs to public and non-profit groups.