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  1. Moss Upped At Rondor Music Publishing

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promoted to executive VP/creative. Ron Moss was promoted to executive VP/creative at Rondor Music Publishing. Moss reports to Lance Freed, president of the company, and is based in Los Angeles. In this expanded role, Moss is charged with shaping R ...

  2. Universal, WPP Team To Link Bands, Brands

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music is teaming up with advertising conglomerate WPP Group to link bands and brands. The London-based venture called BrandAmp is a 50-50 partnership revealed by the two companies on Tuesday Universal Music is teaming up with advertising ...

  3. UMGI Promotes Scott

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will work on projects across all Universal Music labels. Universal Music Group International has promoted Ed Scott to director of international promotions, effective immediately. In his new post, London-based Scott reports to and serves as deputy ...

  4. UME Ups Terbush

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves to VP role. Universal Music Enterprises has elevated Don Terbush to VP of film & TV music. Terbush is based in Santa Monica, Calif., and reports to Tom Rowland, senior VP of film & TV music for UME. In this role, Terbush will help ma ...

  5. Portnow Calls For 'Music And Technology Truce'

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Recording Academy Pres addresses D.C. function. Recording Academy Pres addresses D.C. function. News ...

  6. Vivendi To Buy BMG Music Publishing

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi will close a deal to buy BMG Music Publishing from German media giant Bertelsmann tomorrow afternoon in Paris for €1.63 billion ($2.05 billion), Billboard.biz has learned. Vivendi is th Vivendi will close a deal to buy BMG Music ...

  7. Universal Music Publishing Promotes Habtemariam

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently East Coast director of urban music. Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has promoted Ethiopia Habtemariam to VP of urban music. Habtemariam reports to Tom Sturges, executive VP of creative affairs for UMPG, and is based in New Yo ...

  8. UMG Revenues Up In Second Quarter

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Due in part to improved digital sales. Universal Music Group’s second quarter revenues increased 2.2% to €1,077 million (1.35 billion) on improved digital sales and higher license income in the U.S. and the U.K. On a constant currency basis UMG� ...

  9. France's SNEP Elects Lameignère Pres

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Christophe Lameignère, chairman and CEO of Sony BMG France, was elected president of labels body SNEP during its annual general meeting June 22 in Paris. Christophe Lameignère, chairman and CEO of Sony BMG France, was elected president of ...

  10. Universal U.K. Sets Sights On Globe

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has diversified into TV production. The music major said today (June 26) it has launched Globe Productions, a division focused on creating new television formats and innovative TV Universal Music U.K. has diversified into TV p ...

  11. UMGI Digital Expert Wragg Departs

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Barney Wragg, one of Universal Music Group International's leading executives in the field of new technologies and digital music, has exited the company, sources say. Barney Wragg, one of Universal Music Group International's leading exe ...

  12. Universal Music Mobile Appoints Marketing VP

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adam Flick most previously with Airborne Ent. Universal Music Mobile, a branch of Universal Music Group (UMG), has appointed Adam Flick VP of marketing. Flick reports to Rio Caraeff, GM of UMM, and will be based at UMG's Santa Monica offices. ...

  13. Petersen Appointed Exec VP At Kobalt Music Group

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Publishing vet previously senior VP at UMPG. Publishing industry veteran and attorney Michael Petersen has been appointed executive VP, GM and general counsel of Kobalt Music Group. He will report to Willard Ahdritz, CEO and founder of Kobalt. Pet ...

  14. Universal Mexico Names Senior VP

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Robert Lear to assume role. Robert Lear has been named senior VP of A&R and marketing for Universal Music Mexico. Lear reports to Victor Gonzalez, president of Universal Music Mexico and Central America, and will be based in Mexico City, Mexic ...

  15. UMG, Sony BMG Battle In Court Over 'Da Vinci'

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and Sony BMG today (May 19) settled their row over an album which was said to cash-in on blockbuster movie "The Da Vinci Code." Universal Music Group and Sony BMG today (May 19) settled their row over an album which ...

  16. UMG, Sony BMG Settle 'Da Vinci' Clash

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and Sony BMG today (May 19) settled their row over an album which was said to cash-in on blockbuster movie "The Da Vinci Code." Universal Music Group and Sony BMG today (May 19) settled their row over an album which ...

  17. Execs See Light For Asian Labels

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Even though mobile phones and other digital media are now the main way music is distributed and consumed in some Asian markets, labels still have a role to play in the region's fast-changing music ind Even though mobile phones and other digit ...

  18. UMG Settles Pay-For-Play Probe

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The third and largest settlement with majors. Universal Music Group today (May 11) became the third major label to settle with the state of New York over alleged radio pay-for-play violations, investigated by New York State attorney general Eliot ...

  19. Jeans Manufacturer Fit With Uni Publishing

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lyric-inspired merch the 'next logical step.' Universal Music Publishing is licensing song lyrics for clothing packages to Lyric Jeans, a manufacturer of premium denim wear. The premium clothing company will use the publisher's cata ...

  20. U.S. Judge Orders Record Labels To Reveal Documents

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT UMG and EMI have 30 days to comply. UMG and EMI have 30 days to comply. News ...

  21. Legal Matters

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Juror explains the thinking in $4.3 million decision against Diddy, UMG. Read Susan Butler's column. Juror explains the thinking in $4.3 million decision against Diddy, UMG. Read Susan Butler's column. News Susan Butler ...

  22. Sirius, Sony BMG Reach Agreement, Stock Rises

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deals with UMG, Warner revealed last week. Deals with UMG, Warner revealed last week. News ...

  23. A&M Prez Takes Reins At Geffen

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST A&M president Ron Fair has met with Geffen staffers and is already actively running the label, according to inside sources. A UMG spokeman declined to comment, as did Fair. A&M president Ron Fair has met with Geffen staffers and is alr ...

  24. Geffen Co-Pres Schur Forms Suretone Records

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Label to be housed at Interscope. Label to be housed at Interscope. News ...

  25. Geffen Co-President Forms Suretone Records

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Label to be housed at Interscope. As expected, Geffen co-president Jordan Schur has formed Suretone Records, a joint venture with Interscope Records. In doing so, Schur leaves Geffen Records, where he was president for more than six years. The mov ...

  26. UMG Teams With Social Networking Site

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST TagWorld to offer major's videos to members. Social networking newcomer TagWorld has teamed with Universal Music Group to let its members view and add music videos from UMG artists to their personalized TagWorld Web sites. Members will be abl ...

  27. UMG Profits Boost Vivendi Universal Results

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST French media group offers dividend Universal Music Group made a significant contribution to parent company's Vivendi Universal's financial results for 2005. UMG's earnings from operations increased to €480 million ($570 million), up ...

  28. UMG Profits Boost Vivendi Universal Results

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group made a significant contribution to parent company's Vivendi Universal's financial results for 2005. UMG's earnings from operations increased to €480 million ($570 million) Universal Music Group made ...

  29. Talks End Between Interscope, Schnur

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Talks have ended between Interscope and Electronic Arts worldwide executive of music Steve Schnur with Schnur remaining at the video game company. There is no word on whether Interscope still plans t Talks have ended between Interscope and Electro ...

  30. Steve Schnur Joining Interscope

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Expect former Electronic Arts worldwide head of music Steve Schnur to start at Interscope Geffen A&M as early as Feb. 27. While details are still being worked out, sources says Schnur will oversee Expect former Electronic Arts worldwide he ...

  31. Steve Schnur Joining Interscope

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Expect former Electronic Arts worldwide head of music Steve Schnur to start at Interscope Geffen A&M as early as Feb. 27. While details are still being worked out, sources says Schnur will oversee Expect former Electronic Arts worldwide he ...

  32. Interscope Geffen A&M Appoints Urban Prez

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Step Johnson has been with label since '92. Step Johnson has been appointed president of urban music at Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA). With Interscope since 1992, he most recently co-headed the company's urban music staff with Ron Gily ...

  33. A&M, Geffen Shake-Up

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST A promotion in the works for A&M Records boss Ron Fair is sending shockwaves through the executive ranks of Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) empire. A promotion in the works for A&M Records boss Ron Fair is sending sh ...

  34. Cloeckaert Exits UMGI In Shake-up

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Consultation process continues at London HQ. Universal Music Group International stalwart Bert Cloeckaert is exiting the company as part of a restructuring of the strategic marketing department, Billboard.biz has learned. Sources say the reorganiz ...

  35. Cloeckaert Exits UMGI In Strategic Mkting Shake-up

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International stalwart Bert Cloeckaert is exiting the company as part of a wider restructuring of the strategic marketing department, Billboard.biz has learned. Universal Music Group International stalwart Bert Cloeckaert is ...

  36. Universal Music Group Promotes Ostroff

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Takes on worldwide exec role. Universal Music Group has promoted Michael Ostroff to general counsel, executive VP of business and legal affairs of UMG worldwide. He continues to report to Zach Horowitz, president and COO of the company, and will r ...

  37. KCRW Host Chris Douridas Arrested

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Allegedly drugged a 14-year-old girl. Trendsetting KCRW Santa Monica host Chris Douridas was arrested more than a week ago on suspicion of drugging a 14-year-old girl and attempting to kidnap her, according to several published reports. Douridas, ...

  38. La Falce Exits Universal Music Italy

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Piero La Falce, president and CEO of Universal Music Italy, resigned just before Christmas, with immediate effect. His departure takes place some 12 months before his contract was due to expire. Piero La Falce, president and CEO of Universal Music ...

  39. UMPG Launches Library

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has formed a new division, Universal Music Production Library, offering production music, music supervision and recording studio services. Universal Music Publishing Group has formed a new division, Universal Music ...

  40. UMPG Launches Library

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has formed a new division, Universal Music Production Library, offering production music, music supervision and recording studio services. Universal Music Publishing Group has formed a new division, Universal Music ...

  41. MySpace.com Creates Own Label

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Imprint to run through Interscope, Fontana. Imprint to run through Interscope, Fontana. News ...

  42. UMG Year-To-Date Revenues Up 5%

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Despite a slight drop in the third quarter, Universal Music Group revenues for the nine months ending Sept. 30 rose to $3.8 billion, up 5% at constant currency levels compared to the same period last Despite a slight drop in the third quarter, Uni ...

  43. UMG To Tap Into New Revenue Streams

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music said it is transforming itself into a broader entertainment company that derives more revenue from untapped sources like advertising. UMG senior executives discussed their strategy wit Universal Music, the world's largest reco ...

  44. Instant Live, UMG Enter Pact

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CDs, downloads to be offered right after shows. Instant Live, the live concert CD arm of Clear Channel Entertainment, has cut a deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) to deliver live CDs and digital downloads of UMG acts immediately following shows ...

  45. Instant Live, UMG Enter Pact

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will deliver recordings immediately after shows. Instant Live, the live concert CD arm of Clear Channel Entertainment, has cut a deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) to deliver live CDs and digital downloads of UMG acts immediately following show ...

  46. Scissor Sisters, U2 Help Lift Vivendi In H1

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT UMG reports €142M operating profit. UMG reports €142M operating profit. News ...

  47. Krauss, McGraw Among NARAS Honorees

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Event to take place Nov. 7. Alison Krauss, Tim McGraw, Earl Scruggs and Bebe and Cece Winans will be the recipients of Recording Academy Honors from the Nashville chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). All are Gram ...

  48. Universal Shuts Down DreamWorks Nashville

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its parent company, Universal Music Group. NASHVILLE -- On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its ...

  49. Recording Academy Donates To Katrina Relief

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Creates hurricane fund, organizes fundraisers. The Recording Academy and its MusiCares Foundation, which provides a safety net of critical services for music people in crisis, have committed an initial donation of $1 million for music people affec ...

  50. UMPG Strikes Rock Publishing Deal

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclusive licensing and royalties deal with Rock Music Publishing, the publishing affiliate of independent Taipei, Taiwan-based label Rock Records. Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclu ...

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