Universal Music Group International

  1. Omnifone Arrives In Hong Kong

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Omnifone, the mobile-music service provider out to challenge Apple's iPhone, entered the Asia-Pacific region live today (Oct. 22) via a deal with wireless carrier 3 Hong Kong. The 3 MusicStation, which Omnifone claims is "the first unlim ...

  2. Sources: Universal To Buy Belgium's ARS

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Belgium is eyeing-up leading Belgian independent ARS Entertainment, Billboard.biz has learned. And unconfirmed rumors circulate that ARS founder and managing director Patrick Busschots is to be tapped as the new Universal Belgium M ...

  3. Majors Cheer MusicStation's U.K. Christmas Arrival

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone U.K. has pledged to launch its MusicStation application ahead of Christmas 2007, enabling users to download unlimited tracks to their handsets for a weekly £1.99 ($4) subscription. The telecoms giant claims one million tracks licensed fro ...

  4. Universal Relaunches Australian A&R With Karpin, Taylor

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia is expanding its domestic A&R activities under its managing director George Ash. His strategy is to relaunch two iconic labels -- Island and Mercury -- into the Australian market as full-service, Sydney-based A&R ...

  5. Universal Music Thailand Names GM

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ron Kamnuanthip has been named GM of Universal Music Thailand, effective Sept. 5, according to Universal Music Group International (ASEAN) senior VP Sandy Monteiro. Based in Bangkok and reporting to Kuala Lumpur-based Monteiro, Kamnuanthip will be ...

  6. Timbaland Ends Rihanna's Euro Chart Reign

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" album (Casablanca/Universal Island) holds top place on Billboard's composite European Top 100 Albums survey for a fourth week. But Rihanna's 11-week run at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles ...

  7. The Eagles Take Flight With Int'l 'Eden' Release

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles' first studio album in 28 years, "Long Road Out Of Eden", is to be distributed and marketed by Universal Music Group International outside North America. Their comeback album will be released in the rest of the world on O ...

  8. Majors Reach Out To SENA

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The four music majors have appointed Dutch collecting society SENA to advise them in the collection of public performance income in Italy, with effect from Aug. 1. Public performance royalties in Italy are currently collected by Società Consortile ...

  9. Universal Forges Label Deals With Dong, Linfair

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is enriching its Far Eastern creative business through a pair of label deals. The music major has entered into an exclusive license arrangement with Dong Music, to develop and promote the recently-launched Beijing label' ...

  10. Bon Jovi, Rihanna Continue Euro Chart Streak

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" (Universal Island) embarks on a fourth week on top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey, as Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z begins its sixth week at No. 1 on Euro ...

  11. Universal Music Indonesia MD Exits

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Indonesia managing director Anthony Shih will leave the company in September after 15 years' service to launch his own independent company. The still-unnamed management and production venture will focus on artist management an ...

  12. Vringo Rings Up UMGI Deal

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International has sealed an experimental deal in which Vringo, an Israeli-based video-ringtone developer, will offer its subscribers video ringtones centered on UGMI's catalog. Using their mobile handsets or a PC, Vringo ...

  13. Universal Music Exec Monterio Advances

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sandy Monteiro moves up the ranks as senior VP, Universal Music South East Asia, overseeing the company's operations in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Monteiro continues in his current post as managing director, Universa ...

  14. Universal Sanctuary Bid Approved

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Weeks of rumours that the struggling Sanctuary Group was about to be taken over proved to be on the button today when Universal's £44.5 million ($87.68 million) bid was approved by the Sanctuary board. The cash offer works out at 20pence (40c ...

  15. Mueller Joins Universal Music Classical As Senior VP

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Melanne Mueller has joined Universal Music Classical as senior VP. Mueller is based in New York and reports to Christopher Roberts, president of Universal Music Group International, Classics and Jazz. Mueller comes to Universal Music Classical fro ...

  16. Captains Of Industry Meet With German Chancellor

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A roll call of Europe's leading recorded music industry executives grabbed a rare opportunity yesterday to meet with the German chancellor and raise the issue of the alarming downturn of the national market. Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is a ...

  17. McCartney Goes Mobile In Japan

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Japan is set to be the first territory in which Paul McCartney's music will be available via mobile phone, says Universal Music Japan. UMJ will release a master ringtone version of the single "Dance Tonight" on May 10. All the other ...

  18. UMGI, Koch Renew Overseas Deal

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International and Koch Records have renewed their existing European licensing deal for three more years. The deal covers all of Europe and Israel. Some of the titles in 2007 that will be released via the deal are new albums f ...

  19. UMG, Koch Renew Terms

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has renewed its European licensing deal with Universal Music Group International for three more years. The deal covers all of Europe and Israel. "Koch has established its strong reputation through signing and developing artists o ...

  20. WPP, UMG Strengthen Joint Venture

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Giulio Brunini has been appointed CEO of BrandAmp, the joint venture set up by Universal Music Group and advertising giant WPP's media investment unit GroupM. Brunini joins London-based BrandAmp from Yahoo!, where he served as marketing direc ...

  21. Universal's Antippas Elevated In Europe

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music stalwart Victor Antippas has been handed a promotion. With effect from May 1, Antippas will rise to senior VP, Universal Music Group International, and president of Nordic, Central and Eastern Europe. Zurich, Switzerland-based Anti ...

  22. Plantinga Upped At Universal Netherlands

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Netherlands has appointed Norbert Plantinga to be its new managing director. Plantinga, who reports to UM Netherlands president/CEO Kees van der Hoeven, begins his new position from June 1 and will be based in Baarn. The 34-year-ol ...

  23. Universal Netherlands Vet Roos Exits

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Theo Roos, president and CEO of Universal Music Netherlands, has stepped down after more than a decade in the role. With immediate effect, Roos is succeeded by Kees van der Hoeven, who has served as managing director of Universal Music Publishing ...

  24. Universal Strikes Content Pact With BT

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. has struck an agreement to supply video-on-demand clips for use on BT Vision, the next-generation TV service run by the British telecommunications network. Tracks will also be offered on Windows-compatible listening devices vi ...

  25. Netrebko Extends Deal With Deutsche Grammophon

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Deutsche Grammophon has extended its exclusive recording relationship with the Russian soprano Anna Netrebko. Through the deal, unveiled today (Feb. 13), Netrebko is expected to undertake solo projects as well as record complete operas on CD, DVD ...

  26. EMI's Wragg Joins Reciva Board

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Digital music expert Barney Wragg has joined Reciva Limited, the Cambridge, England-based Internet radio and digital media player specialist, as a non-executive director. Wragg, who remains with EMI Music in London as global head of digital, will ...

  27. Furtado Claims Eurochart Double

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado rebounds to the top of both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, to lead them simultaneously for the first time. "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) moves 2-1 on European Top 100 Albums, which it led for a week, a fortnight a ...

  28. Groove Mobile, Uni U.K. Partner On Mobile Music Store

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Groove Mobile, the Massachusetts-based international mobile-music service provider, has teamed with Universal Music U.K. to build and operate an off-portal mobile music store. The partnership, unveiled today (Jan. 22) during Midem, will allow Brit ...

  29. Still Joins UMGI

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International is bolstering its global audio-visual activities with the appointment of former Warner Vision International president Ray Still as a consultant to its board. In his new, immediately-effective role, Still becomes ...

  30. Stars Come Out For Princess Diana Concert

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Duran Duran, Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Joss Stone and Pharrell Williams head the line-up of performers confirmed for a concert at the new London Wembley Stadium next summer to celebrate the life of the late Princess Diana. Others named to the bill ...

  31. UMGI To Slash Price On Digital Catalog

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Value initiative begins Nov. 1. Universal Music today (Oct. 30) unveiled details of "an aggressive European strategy" to cut the price on 1,500 digitally-delivered catalog albums. With effect from Nov. 1, Universal Music Group Internatio ...

  32. UMGI To Slash Price On Digital Catalog

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music today (Oct. 30) unveiled details of "an aggressive European strategy" to cut the price on 1,500 digitally-delivered catalog albums. Universal Music today (Oct. 30) unveiled details of "an aggressive European strategy ...

  33. UMGI's Digital Revival Program Hits 250K Sales

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Second batch of catalog reissues due November. Universal Music Group International's program of digitalizing out-of-print European recordings is realizing encouraging results. Since the novel multi-year project was announced in February, cons ...

  34. UMGI's Digital Revival Program Hits 250K Sales

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International's program of digitalizing out-of-print European recordings is realizing encouraging results. Since the novel multi-year project was announced in February, consumers Universal Music Group International' ...

  35. UMGI Promotes Exec Pair

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International has upped technology executives Stephan Garandet and John Jefferson. Universal Music Group International has upped technology executives Stephan Garandet and John Jefferson. Garandet rises to VP, digital operati ...

  36. Digital Expert Wells Upped At UMGI

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Exec will oversee music giant's digital strategy. Rob Wells has been elevated to the new role as senior VP, digital, at Universal Music Group International. Based in London, the executive is tasked with directing and executing all areas of th ...

  37. Digital Expert Wells Upped At UMGI

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Exec will oversee music giant's digital strategy. Rob Wells has been elevated to the new role as senior VP, digital, at Universal Music Group International. Based in London, the executive is tasked with directing and executing all areas of th ...

  38. Universal, WPP Team To Link Bands, Brands

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Venture called BrandAmp is a 50-50 partnership. Universal Music Group International and advertising giant WPP's media investment unit GroupM on Tuesday (Sept. 27) unveiled the launch of a joint venture. The new 50/50 BrandAmp company is inten ...

  39. Raphael Joins UMGI's Audiovisual Team

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International has named Golda Raphael to the role as marketing manager, audiovisual, with immediate effect. Universal Music Group International has named Golda Raphael to the role as marketing manager, audiovisual, with immed ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Universal SE Asia Pres Hui To Exit

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music South East Asia president Harry Hui will leave the company to "take up a new challenge in the entertainment industry" when his contract expires in January, Universal Music Group Intern Universal Music South East Asia pres ...

  42. South Africa's Parlotones Eye Int'l Release

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT South African indie rock act the Parlotones's sophomore album "Radiocontrolledrobot" will get an international release in 2007 through Universal Music Group International. South African indie rock act the Parlotones's sophomore ...

  43. Grainge Hails Retailers For Debut Successes

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lucian Grainge, Universal Music Group International's chairman/CEO, is attributing the label's recent major success in the United Kingdom to a robust retail sector that is supporting new acts. Lucian Grainge, Universal Music Group Intern ...

  44. Deutsche Grammophon Expands Classical Biz

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lang upped, Cosgrove joins from Warner Classics. Deutsche Grammophon, the classical-music label belonging to Universal Music Group International, has promoted Michael Lang to the position of president after five years as GM. His promotion comes at ...

  45. Deutsche Grammophon Expands Classical Biz

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deutsche Grammophon, the classical-music label belonging to Universal Music Group International, has promoted Michael Lang to the position of president after five years as GM. Deutsche Grammophon, the classical-music label belonging to Universal M ...

  46. UMGI Digitizes Andrew Lloyd Webber Stage Hits

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International has sealed a landmark digital-distribution deal with Really Useful Group, the live-entertainment production company famous for its hit stage musicals by composer Si Universal Music Group International has sealed ...

  47. UMGI CD Packaging Enters New Era

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscle behind a new three-tiered packaging and pricing system which it hopes will continue to drive consumer demand for physical product. Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscl ...

  48. UMGI CD Packaging Enters New Era

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscle behind a new three-tiered packaging and pricing system which it hopes will continue to drive consumer demand for physical product. Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscl ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. UMGI Digital Expert Wragg Departs

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Exec oversaw digital shift. 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. Wragg, who was senior VP of UMGI's eLabs u ...

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