Universal Classics and Jazz

  1. Faryl Smith To Open Classical BRITs

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for this year's Classical BRIT Awards have been talking to Billboard.biz about the importance of the event, while it has been confirmed that teenage newcomer Faryl Smith will open the ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall. Smit ...

  2. James Newton Howard Scores Double Nods At Classical BRITs

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT James Newton Howard has been nominated at the Classical BRIT Awards for his work on the soundtracks to "I Am Legend" (Varese Sarabande/Colosseum Music) and, with Hans Zimmer, "The Dark Knight" (Warner). The conductor Sir Charle ...

  3. Decca Confirms U.K. 'Realignment'

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Decca Music Group has confirmed a "realignment" of its U.K. operation, with part of its roster transferring to Universal Classics & Jazz. "Decca's classical crossover and other signings will be assigned to UCJ, the U.K. ...

  4. UCJ Eyes Brand, Synch Opportunities

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST London-based Universal Classics and Jazz (UCJ) has created a dedicated resource within the label to oversee activity, opportunity and expansion in the areas of synchronization and branding. UCJ marketing manager Buffie Du Pon is heading the new re ...

  5. Universal Australia Scores Classical Chart Record

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia has set a chart record on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Classical album listing by taking every place in the Top 20 with its own labels or distributed product. Dutch violin player Andre Rieu occupie ...

  6. Joseph Rises At Universal U.K.

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has named David Joseph as the new chairman/CEO of Universal Music U.K. London-based Joseph, previously co-president of Polydor Records and president of Universal Music Operations, has ...

  7. UCJ Strips DRM For Online Trial

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Classics & Jazz is trialling DRM-free downloads. Visitors to UCJ's official download site, www.classicsandjazz.co.uk can sign up to the new "Dress Circle" section of the service, when enables consumers to buy any ...

  8. UCJ Launches Download Store

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Classics and Jazz today (Jan. 10) officially launched what it proclaims as the largest online destination for classical and jazz downloads. The à la carte service, which was given a soft launch prior to Christmas, currently boasts more t ...

  9. UCJ's Holland Departs, Stainer Upped

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Classics and Jazz has elevated Dickon Stainer from GM to managing director, with effect from January. London-based Stainer will succeed incumbent Bill Holland, who this week retires from the company after 27 years service. Holland ...

  10. Polydor U.K. Chief Joseph Promoted

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Exec adds duties for UCJ, UMTV, TV arm. Exec adds duties for UCJ, UMTV, TV arm. News ...

  11. Polydor U.K. Chief Joseph Promoted

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has expanded the remit of Polydor U.K. co-president David Joseph. Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has expanded the remit of Polydor U.K. co-president D ...