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  1. Universal Music Group Announces 'Unprecedented' Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales Program

    November 21, 2011 1:21 PM EST In an apparent effort to compete with the DVD promotions that have dominated the front of retail outlets in recent years, Universal Music Group Distribution has announced an "unprecedented" new sales program for the Black Friday sales we ...

  2. Universal Music Group Launching Spotify Playlist Service for U.S. Fans

    July 27, 2011 6:30 AM EDT How badly do U.S. record labels want Spotify to succeed? Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) has created a fan-facing music playlist service that's entirely powered by Spotify's free usage tier. Billboard.biz has learned that the p ...

  3. INgrooves Gets Capital Injection From Shamrock

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digital music distribution service INgrooves has scored a fresh investment from Shamrock Capital Growth Fund. While the amount of the investment is undisclosed, INgrooves' new capitalization reduces Universal Music Group Distribution's ( ...

  4. Spaulding Named President Of Fontana

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ron Spaulding has been promoted to president of Fontana, UMGD's independent distribution arm. Spaulding, who was formerly executive VP and GM of Fontana, will continue to report to Jim Urie, president and CEO of UMGD. Prior to joining Fontana ...

  5. UMGD Shuffles Sales Structure

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) has changed its structure bringing digital and physical sales under the umbrella of Universal Music Distribution (UMD). The other divisions in UMGD are: Fontana, the indie distribution company; Vivendi Ent ...

  6. Universal Music Latin Entertainment Restructures

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Latin Entertainment let go more than 20 former Univision Music Group employees today (June 12), as it announced key label and sales appointments for the combined company. Alfonso Larriva, former VP and GM of Fonovisa and Univision ...

  7. Lipson Named Field VP At UMGD

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kevin Lipson has been appointed VP of field sales and marketing for Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD). He is based in Universal City, Calif., and reports directly to Jim Urie, UMGD's president. Lipson will supervise the sales and mark ...

  8. UMGD Launches Christian Group

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group Distribution is plotting a further expansion into the Christian market, opening Universal Music Christian Group (UMCG). The division will be headed by Rhoda Lawrence, VP Urban Sales & Marketing at UMGD. As of yet, no othe ...

  9. UMGD Promotes Bakula

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Upped to VP of sales analysis. Universal Music Group Distribution has promoted Dave Bakula to VP of sales analysis. Bakula reports to Alan Voss, executive VP of sales and marketing, and is based the company's headquarters in Universal City, C ...

  10. UMGD Names Voss Exec VP

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previously held roles at Elektra, Atco, PolyGram. Universal Music Group Distribution has hired Alan Voss as executive VP of sales and marketing, reporting to UMGD president Jim Urie. Voss previously held a similar position at WEA, where he was als ...

  11. UMGD Appoints Sales VP

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Julie Gibbs most previously with Electronic Arts. Julie Gibbs has been appointed VP of sales, new business development for Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD). Gibbs reports to Jim Urie, president of UMGD and is based in Universal City, Cali ...

  12. Fontana Promotes Zierler To VP

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previously served as director of biz dev, finance. David Zierler was promoted to VP of business development and finance for Fontana, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD). Zierler reports to Steve Pritchitt, ...

  13. UMVD Gets Name Change

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Organized in three divisions. Universal Music & Video Distribution has been renamed Universal Music Group Distribution and organized into three divisions: Universal Music Distribution, the major-label distribution company; Fontana, the year-ol ...