Universal Music Publishing Group has promoted Robert E. Allen to senior VP, business affairs. He was previously VP of business affairs.

Allen's primary responsibilities include overseeing all contract negotiations in North America for new and existing songwriter signings; all motion picture and television work-for-hire agreements in North America; all copyright infringement, piracy and litigation in North America; and negotiating worldwide new digital media agreements.

Allen, based in Los Angeles, reports to chairman/CEO David Renzer.