UMG International

  1. Universal Appoints Jens Kessler as Chief Information Officer

    July 10, 2012 4:47 PM EDT Jens Kessler of Universal Music Group has been promoted to the company's position of chief information officer according to Boyd Muir, UMG's EVP/CFO. Kessler started at UMG in Germany, where he served as Vice President of IT, and quickly ...

  2. Official: Van Halen Signs With Interscope Records

    November 17, 2011 11:01 PM EST Left to Right: Alex Van Halen; Wolfgang Van Halen; Eddie Van Halen; Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records; Irving Azoff, executive chairman of Live Nation Entertainment and chairman/CEO of the Front Line Management Group; Ste ...

  3. Van Halen To Sign With Interscope

    November 11, 2011 5:42 PM EST Iconic rock band Van Halen are set to sign with Interscope Records, says a source familiar with the negotiations. The deal is expected to be finalized next week, marking the first time in 35 years that the band will not release music through Warne ...

  4. Universal Music Acquires Denmark's MBO Group

    September 06, 2011 10:48 AM EDT Danish labels and publishing consortium MBO Group has been acquired by Universal Music Group (UMG), strengthening the major's hold of European domestic talent The terms of the deal, which was announced by MBO co-founder Michael Ritto; Max Hol ...

  5. Universal Appoints Korea Managing Director

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Korea has appointed Beom-Joon "BJ" Yang as managing director, effective Jan. 1. He will be based in Seoul and report to Max Hole, president, Universal Music Asia Pacific Region, and executive VP, UMG International. Yang w ...

  6. Barlow Takes Charge Of Geffen U.K.

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is rolling out the Geffen Records label in the U.K. for the first time. Polydor co-president Colin Barlow has been appointed Geffen U.K. president. Geffen U.K. will be a standalone label in a London HQ separate from Universal ...

  7. Universal, Disney Extend License Deal Into Asia

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal is the Disney Music Group's new licensee for Asia, excluding Japan. Under the terms of the agreement, announced today by Universal Music Group (UMG), UMG will market and distribute Disney product in both physical and digital formats ...

  8. Omnifone, LG In Deal For Unlimited Music Phone

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, U.K.-based music download company Omnifone has signed LG Electronics on to make the first mobile phones that will feature its MusicStation Max unlimited mobile music service. With MusicStation Max mobile service and the new pre-licens ...

  9. UMG Acquires ARS Entertainment

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As tipped on Billboard.biz last week , Universal Music Group (UMG) has acquired Belgian indie ARS Entertainment and its publishing arm BMC Publishing for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition, which was sealed on Sept. 20, is taking place through Un ...

  10. Universal Buys Spanish Indie Giant Vale Music

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal) has purchased Spain's biggest independent label, Vale Music, from its founder Ricardo Campoy. Universal says the development, unveiled today (J Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Sp ...

  11. Universal Buys Spanish Indie Giant Vale Music

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal) has purchased Spain's biggest independent label, Vale Music, from its founder Ricardo Campoy. Universal says the development, unveiled today (J Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Sp ...