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  1. UMG Promotes Tech VP To Exec

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Belmont given worldwide role. Universal Music Group has promoted Scott Belmont to executive VP and chief information officer. He reports to Marinus N. Henny, UMG's vice-chairman/CFO and will be based in New York. In his new position, Belmont ...

  2. Online Specialist Wragg Upped At UMG

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has elevated new media expert Barney Wragg from VP to senior VP of eLabs. Universal Music Group has elevated new media expert Barney Wragg from VP to senior VP of eLabs. UMG's eLabs division oversees the group's ele ...

  3. UMG's eLabs Names Amanda Marks Exec VP

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Expanded role for technology veteran. Universal Music Group has promoted Amanda Marks to executive VP of eLabs. The division is responsible for handling UMG's electronic commerce initiatives, Internet exploitation and new technology business ...

  4. UMG Helps Swing VU Q1 Profit

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music division registers $45M earnings. A financial turnaround at Universal Music Group helped parent company Vivendi Universal register better-than-expected first-quarter results today (May 19) Greater margins on higher sales volumes and lower re ...

  5. Caparro Lines-Up UMG, Glenayre Deal

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell its U.S. and Hanover, Germany, CD and DVD manufacturing and distribution facilities to Glenayre Technologies in a deal engineered by Jim Caparro, the latte NEW YORK -- The Universal Music Group has agre ...

  6. Update: Caparro Lines-Up UMG, Glenayre Deal

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT UMG to sell U.S., European plants for $122M. UMG to sell U.S., European plants for $122M. News ...

  7. Update: Caparro Lines-Up UMG, Glenayre Deal

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell its U.S. and Hanover, Germany, CD and DVD manufacturing and distribution facilities to Glenayre Technologies in a deal engineered by Jim Caparro, the latte The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell i ...

  8. Update: Caparro Lines-Up UMG, Glenayre Deal

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell its U.S. and Hanover, Germany, CD and DVD manufacturing and distribution facilities to Glenayre Technologies in a deal engineered by Jim Caparro, the latte The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell i ...

  9. Indie Promoters Target Universal

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two independent radio promoters are targeting Universal Music Group, charging the label group, Universal Records and two promotion executives with racketeering, fraud and breach of contract. NEW YORK -- Two independent radio promoters are targetin ...

  10. Yahoo!, UMG Ink Video Deal

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fees to be paid for on-demand uses. Yahoo! has finalized a deal with Universal Music Group to pay the major label for access to its music videos, Billboard.Biz has learned. Financial details were not disclosed. The pact is the latest in an ongoing ...

  11. Universal Music Germany Appoints CFO

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Germany has appointed Tonio Bogdanski as CFO, effective May 16. Based in Berlin, he reports to the company's president and CEO Frank Briegmann. Universal Music Germany has appointed Tonio Bogdanski as CFO, effective May 16. Ba ...

  12. UMPG Gets Bravery

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock act signs worldwide co-publishing pact. New York act the Bravery has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group, Billboard.biz has learned. The alternative rock group's Island Def Jam self-titled debut ha ...

  13. UMG, WMG Ink Video-On-Demand Deals With AOL

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT America Online will begin paying Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group for access to their music video libraries under a pair of video-on-demand licensing agreements to be announced tomorrow (A America Online will begin paying Universal Mus ...

  14. Atari Moving To NY

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As part of its restructuring plan from videogame publisher to broader entertainment media company, Atari Inc. will close down its Santa Monica, Calif., and Beverly, Mass., publishing studios by June a (The Hollywood Reporter) -- As part of its res ...

  15. UMG Posts Major Gains

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group posted a big financial rebound in 2004, driven by improved album sales and effective cost-management strategies. Universal Music Group posted a big financial rebound in 2004, driven by improved album sales and effective cost- ...

  16. Sony BMG Signs On For Snocap

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fingerprinting service also has UMG deal. Fingerprinting service also has UMG deal. News ...

  17. MusicGremlin Gets Funds

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wireless tech firm has deal with UMG. Wireless tech firm has deal with UMG. News ...

  18. UMG Posts Q4 Revenue Gain

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Annual sales were flat. Universal Music Group's fourth-quarter revenues increased 4% to 1.76 billion euros ($2.2 billion), parent Vivendi Universal reports in a preliminary financial statement. Vivendi says that on a constant-currency basis, ...

  19. Roc-A-Fella Co-Founders Form New Co

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST UMG to handle distribution. UMG to handle distribution. News ...

  20. Nashville NARAS Chief Exits

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Suzanne Kessler resigned her position as executive director of the Nashville chapter of the Recording Academy (NARAS) Jan. 11. She had been at the helm for one year and is said to have left to pursue Suzanne Kessler resigned her position as execut ...

  21. UMG Sells U.K., French Music/Video Clubs

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has sold its U.K. mail order music and home video club Universal Group Direct (U.K.) -- which trades as Britannia -- and its French equivalent DIAL to U.S.-based mergers and acqu LONDON -- Universal Music Group has sold its U ...

  22. UMG Sells U.K., French Music/Video Clubs

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has sold its U.K. mail order music and home video club Universal Group Direct (U.K.) -- which trades as Britannia -- and its French equivalent DIAL to U.S.-based mergers and acqu Universal Music Group has sold its U.K. mail-o ...

  23. UMG Sells U.K., French Music/Video Clubs

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has sold its U.K. mail-order music and video club Universal Group Direct (U.K.) -- which trades as "Britannia" -- and French equivalent DIAL to U.S.-based mergers and acquisition Universal Music Group has sold its U ...

  24. Nashville NARAS Chief Exits

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kessler ends one-year term. Suzanne Kessler resigned her position as executive director of the Nashville chapter of the Recording Academy (NARAS) Jan. 11. She had been at the helm for one year and is said to have left to pursue other opportunities ...

  25. Virgin Mobile Gets Dibs On Ashanti, Ja Rule Ringtones

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST UMG inks exclusive deal with wireless provider. UMG inks exclusive deal with wireless provider. News ...

  26. Sirius Names Promotions VP

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ross Zapin is DreamWorks vet. Sirius Satellite Radio has named Ross Zapin as VP of promotions. New York-based Zapin reports to Sirius president of entertainment and sports Scott Greenstein. Zapin, who was head of rock, modern rock and video promot ...

  27. Latin Distributors Named in Copyright Lawsuits

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST UMG, Univision file separate complaints. UMG Recordings and Univision Music jointly filed two separate complaints yesterday (Dec. 9) in California against two Latin music distributors alleging copyright infringement. The first suit, which also nam ...

  28. Latin Distributors Named in Copyright Lawsuits

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST UMG Recordings and Univision Music jointly filed two separate complaints yesterday (Dec. 9) in California against two Latin music distributors alleging copyright infringement. UMG Recordings and Univision Music jointly filed two separate complaint ...

  29. Universal Motown Taps Baach For VP Post

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Motown Records Group has appointed Larry Baach VP of new media and digital strategies. He was a director of strategic label services, New York, in Universal Music Group's information technol Universal Motown Records Group has appoin ...

  30. Movie Tunes, NARAS Partner For Grammys

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST L.A.-based Movie Tunes has partnered with the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) for an in-theater Grammy Awards promotional campaign. L.A.-based Movie Tunes has partnered with the National Academy of Recording Arts & ...

  31. Musicrypt Enters U.S. With Radio Monitor Pact

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST <A HREF="http://www.billboardradiomonitor.com/radiomonitor/index.jsp" TARGET="new">Billboard Radio Monitor</A> and Musicrypt have entered into an exclusive agreement to promote and market Musicrypt's Billboard ...

  32. UMG Names Royalty Head

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Grbelja joins from Sony Music. Universal Music Group has named Christine Grbelja as senior VP of royalties (U.S.). Grbelja joins UMG after 16 years at Sony Music, most recently as VP of royalties. In her new role, she will oversee day-to-day manag ...

  33. UMPG Ups Renzer To Chairman/CEO

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group will announce today (Dec. 3) that it has promoted David Renzer from worldwide president to chairman/CEO. Universal Music Publishing Group will announce today (Dec. 3) that it has promoted David Renzer from worldwid ...

  34. UMI Names Marketing VPs In London, Hong Kong

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International has made two key marketing appointments. Universal Music International has made two key marketing appointments. Darren Aboud will relocate to London from Hong Kong to take the role of VP, marketing, for Interscope Gef ...

  35. UMG Reports Q3 Gains

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group posted a seven-fold increase in third-quarter operating income, thanks to improved sales margins and a series of cost-cutting initiatives. Universal Music Group posted a seven-fold increase in third-quarter operating income, ...

  36. VU Reports Q3 Revenue Gains

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Solid UMG performance in North America, U.K. Solid UMG performance in North America, U.K. News ...

  37. VU Reports Q3 Revenue Gains

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lifted by solid performances by its music business in North America and Britain, Vivendi Universal (VU) today (Nov. 9) reported comparable third-quarter sales rose 6% to &#x20AC;4.7 billion ($6.05 bil Lifted by solid performances by its music ...

  38. VU Reports Q3 Revenue Gains

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lifted by solid performances by its music business in North America and Britain, Vivendi Universal (VU) today (Nov. 9) reported comparable third-quarter sales rose 6% to &#x20AC;4.7 billion ($6.05 bil Lifted by solid performances by its music ...

  39. UMG, Promo Only To Debut Digital-Delivery System

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and Orlando-Fla.-based company Promo Only will unveil a new, proprietary system for digitally delivering singles to radio this week at the National Assn. of Broadcasters Radio Sh Universal Music Group and Orlando-Fla.-based c ...

  40. UMG, Promo Only To Debut Digital-Delivery System

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and Orlando-Fla.-based company Promo Only will unveil a new, proprietary system for digitally delivering singles to radio this week at the National Assn. of Broadcasters Radio Sh Universal Music Group and Orlando-Fla.-based c ...

  41. UMVD Names Key Video Exec

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution has named Soumya Sriraman has VP of marketing and operations for visual entertainment. Universal Music & Video Distribution has named Soumya Sriraman has VP of marketing and operations for visual en ...

  42. UMVD Names Key Video Exec

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution has named Soumya Sriraman has VP of marketing and operations for visual entertainment. Universal Music & Video Distribution has named Soumya Sriraman has VP of marketing and operations for visual en ...

  43. Iovine, Rosenberg In Paramount/MTV Films Deal

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom-owned Paramount Pictures and its affiliate MTV Films have inked a first-look deal with Interscope Geffen A&amp;M chairman/CEO Jimmy Iovine and Eminem manager Paul Rosenberg. Under the agreement Viacom-owned Paramount Pictures and its af ...

  44. Iovine, Rosenberg In Paramount/MTV Films Deal

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom-owned Paramount Pictures and its affiliate MTV Films have inked a first-look deal with Interscope Geffen A&amp;M chairman/CEO Jimmy Iovine and Eminem manager Paul Rosenberg. Under the agreement Viacom-owned Paramount Pictures and its af ...

  45. Event Listing

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <b>Sept. 21:</b> The California Copyright Conference's annual music "Legal Eagles" panel. Sept. 21: The California Copyright Conference's annual music "Legal Eagles" panel, featuring Don Passman, Michael O ...

  46. Academy's MusiCares Acquires MAP

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Addiction treatment group to live on. The Musicians' Assistance Program (MAP), a non-profit organization that provides musicians with treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, is being acquired by the Recording Academy's MusiCares Founda ...

  47. Academy's MusiCares Acquires MAP

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Musicians' Assistance Program (MAP), a non-profit organization that provides musicians with treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, is being acquired by the Recording Academy's MusiCares Foundat The Musicians' Assistance Progr ...

  48. IFPI Unveils Territorial Market-Share Details

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT UMG leads eight of world's top 10 music markets. UMG leads eight of world's top 10 music markets. News ...

  49. IFPI Unveils Territorial Market-Share Details

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT UMG leads eight of world's top 10 music markets. Universal Music Group maintained its leadership across most of the top 10 music markets in 2003, the IFPI reveals in a report issued today (Sept. 14). The trade group is upbeat on the developme ...

  50. IFPI Unveils Territorial Market-Share Details

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group maintained its leadership across most of the top 10 music markets in 2003, the IFPI reveals in a report issued today (Sept. 14). The trade group is upbeat on the development of n Universal Music Group maintained its leadershi ...

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