Universal Music Group International

  1. Pilavachi To Join EMI Classics?

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Costa Pilavachi, former Decca Music Group president, is expected to make a return to the classical music business with EMI, sources tell Billboard.biz. Costa Pilavachi, former Decca Music Group president, is expected to make a return to the classi ...

  2. Pilavachi To Join EMI Classics?

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Costa Pilavachi, former Decca Music Group president, is expected to make a return to the classical music business with EMI, sources tell Billboard.biz. Costa Pilavachi, former Decca Music Group president, is expected to make a return to the classi ...

  3. EC Delays Romania, Bulgaria Accession Decision

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite concerns about rampant music and movie piracy, the European Commission has recommended that Romania and Bulgaria should join the European Union on Jan. 1, 2007, as anticipated. Despite concerns about rampant music and movie piracy, the Eur ...

  4. UMGI Sets Up Romania Affiliate

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International is in the process of establishing a wholly-owned affiliate in Romania, one of the European Union's accession countries, Billboard.biz has learned. Universal Music Group International is in the process of es ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. UMGI Lines-Up Int'l Dao Lang Album

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Popular Chinese folk-pop singer Dao Lang has made his first foray into the international-music market with the April 20 release of a CD-DVD package titled "Thank You," which Universal Music Group Inte Popular Chinese folk-pop singer Dao ...

  7. UMGI Lines-Up Int'l Dao Lang Album

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Popular Chinese folk-pop singer Dao Lang has made his first foray into the international-music market with the April 20 release of a CD-DVD package titled "Thank You," which Universal Music Group Inte Popular Chinese folk-pop singer Dao ...

  8. Brand Joins UMGI

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former MTV exec tasked with biz development. Former MTV executive Harriett Brand has re-emerged in a new role with Universal Music Group International. Brand has been appointed senior VP, business development, based at UMGI's headquarters in ...

  9. Puczynski, Kubicki Rise At Uni Poland

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Poland has restructured its executive team. Andrzej Puczynski has been promoted to chairman from managing director of the company. He continues to chair Zpav, the local IFPI group. Universal Music Poland has restructured its execut ...

  10. UMG's Machete Music Names GM

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Junk previously MD of Universal Music Russia. David Junk has been named GM of Machete Music, a full service label from Universal Music Group dedicated to the Latin urban music market. Junk reports directly to Gus Lopez, president of the company, a ...

  11. Gilmour's 'Island' Yields Chart Treasure

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST There's a new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as David Gilmour's third solo set "On An Island" (EMI) goes straight to the top for the vocalist/guitarist best-known as a member of Pink Floyd. "Island There's a new No ...

  12. Gilmour's 'Island' Yields Chart Treasure

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Floyd star's solo set opens at Euro chart peak. There's a new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as David Gilmour's third solo set "On An Island" (EMI) goes straight to the top for the vocalist/guitarist best-known as a mem ...

  13. Decca Pres Pilavachi Steps Aside

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Costa Pilavachi, the long-serving president of Decca Music Group, has left the role with immediate effect. Deutsche Grammophon executive Bogdan Roscic has been promoted to succeed Pilavachi as managin Costa Pilavachi, the long-serving president of ...

  14. Choudhury Joins Universal U.K.

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. has recruited Sony BMG executive Hassan Choudhury to the role as VP, international. Universal Music U.K. has recruited Sony BMG executive Hassan Choudhury to the role as VP, international. In his new role, Choudhury will be ta ...

  15. Concord Flies Internationally With UMGI

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST First albums include a Fogerty/CCR comp. Concord Music group has signed an international distribution and licensing agreement with Universal Music Group International for its roster and catalog outside North America. Previously Concord’s product w ...

  16. Universal Launches Apollo In Europe

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Venture will target one-off tracks. Universal Music today (Jan. 23) unveiled the launch of Apollo, a new multi-territory label which intends to capitalize on one-off hits from across Europe. The venture comprises two distinct units, Apollo Recordi ...

  17. Universal Launches Apollo In Europe

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Venture will target one-off tracks. Universal Music today (Jan. 23) unveiled the launch of Apollo, a new multi-territory label which intends to capitalize on one-off hits from across Europe. The venture comprises two distinct units, Apollo Recordi ...

  18. Cloeckaert Exits UMGI In Shake-up

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Consultation process continues at London HQ. Universal Music Group International stalwart Bert Cloeckaert is exiting the company as part of a restructuring of the strategic marketing department, Billboard.biz has learned. Sources say the reorganiz ...

  19. Cloeckaert Exits UMGI In Strategic Mkting Shake-up

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International stalwart Bert Cloeckaert is exiting the company as part of a wider restructuring of the strategic marketing department, Billboard.biz has learned. Universal Music Group International stalwart Bert Cloeckaert is ...

  20. UMGI Breathes Digital Life Into Deleted Recordings

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International is resuscitating its deleted European repertoire exclusively for digital downloading in an extensive multi-year program. Universal Music Group International is resuscitating its deleted European repertoire exclu ...

  21. UMGI Breathes Digital Life Into Deleted Recordings

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International is resuscitating its deleted European repertoire exclusively for digital downloading in an extensive multi-year program. Universal Music Group International is resuscitating its deleted European repertoire exclu ...

  22. UMGI Breathes Digital Life Into Deleted Recordings

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International is resuscitating its deleted European repertoire exclusively for digital downloading in an extensive multi-year program. Universal Music Group International is resuscitating its deleted European repertoire exclu ...

  23. Grainge Elevates Universal U.K. MDs

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has elevated the managing directors of its three front-line U.K. labels to become presidents. Separately, the company's Island Universal Universal Music Group International chair ...

  24. Green Day Claims Euro Year-End Leadership

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) beat James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) to the No. 1 slot for 2005 as the Warner Music Group claimed the top two on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums ch Green Day&# ...

  25. Robbie Dethrones Madonna For Euro Crown

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' Christmas gift on European Top 100 Albums is a return to No. 1 with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis), depriving Madonna of the festive crown with "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Br Green Day's &quo ...

  26. Madonna Dances Over European Chart Rivals

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madonna's reign over Billboard's pan-European sales charts extends into another week, as she maintains her No. 1 rankings with the Warner Bros. releases "Confessions On A Dance Floor" on European Top Madonna's reign over B ...

  27. Madonna Dances Over European Chart Rivals

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madonna's reign over Billboard's pan-European sales charts extends into another week, as she maintains her No. 1 rankings with the Warner Bros. releases "Confessions On A Dance Floor" on European Top Madonna's reign over B ...

  28. EMI Rolls Out 200,000 Songs For T-Mobile

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has concluded a pan-European deal to make more than 200,000 of its tracks available to international mobile-phone carrier T-Mobile's 60 million-plus customers. EMI Music has concluded a pan-European deal to make more than 200,000 of ...

  29. Konnov Succeeds Junk At Universal Russia

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Russia has recruited Dmitry Konnov to the role as GM, with immediate effect. Konnov succeeds David Junk, who leaves in December as managing director of the Moscow-based company. Universal Music Russia has recruited Dmitry Konnov to ...

  30. Konnov Succeeds Junk At Universal Russia

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Russia has recruited Dmitry Konnov to the role as GM, with immediate effect. Konnov succeeds David Junk, who leaves in December as managing director of the Moscow-based company. Universal Music Russia has recruited Dmitry Konnov to ...

  31. UMGI Rings Up Content Deal With Vodafone

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International has formed a long-term strategic alliance with Vodafone, Europe's biggest international wireless carrier, to distribute innovative music-related content. Universal Music Group International has formed a lon ...

  32. UMGI Rings Up Content Deal With Vodafone

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International has formed a long-term strategic alliance with Vodafone, Europe's biggest international wireless carrier, to distribute innovative music-related content. Universal Music Group International has formed a lon ...

  33. Universal To Release First Int'l UMDs

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST New titles from 50 Cent, Scissor Sisters. Universal Music Group is releasing internationally this week its first two titles on the Universal Media Disc format. The two UMD titles are 50 Cent's "The Massacre - Special Edition" and Sc ...

  34. Universal To Release First Int'l UMDs

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group is releasing internationally this week its first two titles on the Universal Media Disc format. The two UMD titles are 50 Cent's "The Massacre - Special Edition" and Scissor Sist Universal Music Group is releas ...

  35. New Marketing VP At UMMI

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hansdotter to develop music mobile strategies. Universal Music Mobile International has appointed Nina Hansdotter VP of marketing and A&R, effective immediately. She is based in London and reports to Paris-based UMMI president Cedric Ponsot. H ...

  36. John Peel Site To Aid Unsigned Acts

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Revered British radio DJ died a year ago. Universal Music U.K. has joined forces with revived indie label Dandelion Records to launch a new-music Web service dedicated to John Peel, the late highly revered British radio broadcaster and DJ. Accessi ...

  37. John Peel Site To Aid Unsigned Acts

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Revered British radio DJ died a year ago. Universal Music U.K. has joined forces with revived indie label Dandelion Records to launch a new-music Web service dedicated to John Peel, the late highly revered British radio broadcaster and DJ. Accessi ...

  38. Behind the Deal: UMG Int'l Claims EU Collecting Societies Are Monopolies

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International on Sept. 20 filed a complaint with the European Commission, arguing that 14 collecting societies, which manage musical composition copyrights, are national monopoli Universal Music Group International on Sept. 2 ...

  39. UMG To Tap Into New Revenue Streams

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music said it is transforming itself into a broader entertainment company that derives more revenue from untapped sources like advertising. UMG senior executives discussed their strategy wit Universal Music, the world's largest reco ...

  40. Grainge Unveils New UMGI Management Team

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A new management structure has been put in place at the newly-renamed Universal Music Group International, Billboard.biz has learned. The company's chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge, who took over from Jorg A new management structure has been put i ...

  41. Karagrigoris Takes Reins At Uni Greece

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Greece has elevated Thanos Karagrigoris to GM. His appointment follows the departure of the company's managing director Costas Bourmas for personal reasons, Universal Music said today Universal Music Greece has elevated Thanos ...

  42. Fisher Upped At Universal U.K.

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Universal Music U.K. executive Clive Fisher has been elevated to executive VP of the company. Fisher has served as Universal Music U.K. director of legal and business affairs for 19 years. Bas Veteran Universal Music U.K. executive Clive F ...

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