Universal Music International

  1. Producer RedOne Jump-Starts His 2101 Label With 7Lions, Havana Brown and Mohombi

    July 26, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Between crafting songs for Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and others, producer RedOne is also busy ramping up his own 2101 Records. Two acts on the label's roster - 7Lions and Havana Brown - recently released EPs. And coming soon: a new single by R& ...

  2. Alejandro Sanz Signs With Universal

    February 15, 2011 1:05 PM EST Fresh from winning a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album (for "Paraíso Express"), Spanish star Alejandro Sanz announced that he has signed a recording deal with Universal Music Group after 20 years with Warner. Sanz inked his new contract la ...

  3. Opinion: New Services Or Legal Action, Which Comes First?

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Attacking piracy through new legal measures and balancing the field for content creators - those are the recurring themes in a letter to The Times from Lord Peter Mandelson, U.K. Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills , and a lette ...

  4. Lucian Grainge Delivers Bullish Keynote At BPI AGM

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge gave an optimistic keynote address at the BPI's annual general meeting in London, as the U.K. trade body issued figures showing an increase of 7% year-on-year for record company re ...

  5. Music Industry Trusts' Award For Jonathan Ross

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. broadcaster Jonathan Ross has been named as the recipient of the Music Industry Trusts' Award for 2009. In recognition of services to music broadcasting, the honor will be presented to Ross at London's Grosvenor House on Nov. 2. Mor ...

  6. IFPI's Kennedy Takes Stand In Pirate Bay Trial

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST The biz had its day in court as the Pirate Bay trial reached the halfway stage, with IFPI chairman and CEO John Kennedy giving evidence at the Stockholm district court hearing. On the eighth day of the trial (Feb. 25), Kennedy, a former president ...

  7. Grainge Joins Fellow Business Leaders In Liverpool

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Creative business leaders are to meet in Liverpool for the first ambassador meeting for “Cabinet,” the inaugural creativity and business international network conference held in Hertfordshire on Oct. 26-28, 2009. Universal Music International chai ...

  8. Grainge, will.i.am Support Comes With Music Launch

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge and will.i.am from Black Eyed Peas were among those lending their support to Nokia's new all-you-can-eat music package Comes With Music at the launch in London. The service, rolling ou ...

  9. UMG To Acquire V2 From Morgan Stanley

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has reached an agreement to acquire the V2 Music Group from Morgan Stanley. Terms of the deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, have not been disclosed. "V2 is recognized as a pioneer in independent music wit ...

  10. UMG Seals Sanctuary Buyout Deal

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group will take London-based Sanctuary Group plc into private hands after today winning shareholder approval for a buyout. In a statement issued just before the close of trading on the London Stock Exchange, UMG confirmed it had re ...

  11. Bowen Appointed Sony BMG COO

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST International operations report to him. As anticipated, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has confirmed yesterday (March 19) the appointment of Tim Bowen as the company's new chief operating officer, effective immediately. Based in New York, Bowen ...

  12. Bowen Appointed Sony BMG COO

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST As anticipated, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has confirmed yesterday (March 19) the appointment of Tim Bowen as the company's new chief operating officer, effective immediately. As anticipated, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has confirmed yeste ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Biz Attacks Spain's Anti-Piracy Efforts

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MADRID -- Global music industry leaders joined their Spanish counterparts in Madrid June 23 to criticize the Spanish government for failing to enforce a national anti-piracy plan that was approved mor MADRID -- Global music industry leaders joined ...

  18. Koch Music Publishing Names Bischof

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rainer Bischof has been named managing director of Universal Music division Koch Music Publishing in German-speaking Europe, Koch Music. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Rainer Bischof has been named managing director of Universal Musi ...

  19. Biz Attacks Spain's Anti-Piracy Efforts

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish minister Calvo no-show at IFPI gathering. Global music industry leaders joined their Spanish counterparts in Madrid today (June 23) to criticize the Spanish government for failing to enforce a national anti-piracy plan that was approved mo ...

  20. Biz Attacks Spain's Anti-Piracy Efforts

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Global music industry leaders joined their Spanish counterparts in Madrid today (June 23) to criticise the Spanish government for failing to enforce a national anti-piracy plan that was approved more Global music industry leaders joined their Span ...

  21. Bischof Upped At Koch Publishing

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rainer Bischof has been elevated to managing director of Koch Music Publishing's operations in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Rainer Bischof has been elevated to managing director of Koch Music Publishing's operations in Germany, Swit ...

  22. Online Specialist Wragg Upped At UMG

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has elevated new media expert Barney Wragg from VP to senior VP of eLabs. Universal Music Group has elevated new media expert Barney Wragg from VP to senior VP of eLabs. UMG's eLabs division oversees the group's ele ...

  23. UMI's Voss To Join Island Def Jam

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT London-based exec will move to New York. Universal Music International frontline marketing VP Matt Voss will be relocating from London to New York to become senior VP of international for Island Def Jam, Billboard.biz has learned. Reporting to Isl ...

  24. UMI's Voss To Join Island Def Jam

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT London-based exec will move to New York. Universal Music International frontline marketing VP Matt Voss will be relocating from London to New York to become senior VP of international for Island Def Jam, Billboard.biz has learned. Reporting to Isl ...

  25. Springsteen Bedevils European Chart Rivals

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's "Devils & Dust" (Columbia) starts its third week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums. It's sliding gently down several European charts, but is still No. 1 in both Ireland an Bruce Springsteen' ...

  26. Springsteen Bedevils European Chart Rivals

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's "Devils & Dust" (Columbia) starts its third week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums. It's sliding gently down several European charts, but is still No. 1 in both Ireland an Bruce Springsteen' ...

  27. Britain's MCPS-PRS Delivers Mixed 2004 Results

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS Alliance, which manages common activities between the mechanical right and performing right societies, on May 12 issued a mixed financial report for the year 2004. LONDON -- The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS All ...

  28. Grainge To Succeed Larsen At UMI

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise announcement, Universal Music International chairman/CEO Jorgen Larsen confirmed May 13 that he will be handing his responsibilities to current Universal Music U.K. and Ireland chairman/ LONDON -- In a surprise announcement, Universa ...

  29. Grainge To Succeed Larsen At UMI

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise announcement, Universal Music International chairman/CEO Jorgen Larsen confirmed today (May 13) that he will be handing his responsibilities to current Universal Music U.K. and Ireland c In a surprise announcement, Universal Music In ...

  30. Grainge To Succeed Larsen At UMI

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise announcement, Universal Music International chairman/CEO Jorgen Larsen confirmed today (May 13) that he will be handing his responsibilities to current Universal Music U.K. and Ireland c In a surprise announcement, Universal Music In ...

  31. Britain's MCPS-PRS Delivers Mixed 2004 Result

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS Alliance has today (May 12) issued a mixed financial report for the year 2004. The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS Alliance has today (May 12) issued a mixed financial report for the year 2004. Strong results acro ...

  32. Universal Music Germany Appoints CFO

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Germany has appointed Tonio Bogdanski as CFO, effective May 16. Based in Berlin, he reports to the company's president and CEO Frank Briegmann. Universal Music Germany has appointed Tonio Bogdanski as CFO, effective May 16. Ba ...

  33. New CFO At Universal Germany

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bogdanski joins from VG Media. Universal Music Germany has appointed Tonio Bogdanski as CFO, effective May 16. Based in Berlin, he reports to the company's president/CEO Frank Briegmann. Bogdanski will be responsible for finance, administrati ...

  34. IFPI: 2004 Global Music Biz Flat

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The global music market in 2004 enjoyed its best performance in five years. Shipments of physical formats reached $33.6 billion, a 1.3% drop in value compared to 2003 figures, according to statistics LONDON -- The global music market in 2004 enjoy ...

  35. UMI Licenses Cirque Du Soleil For Europe

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International has struck a pan-European licensing deal with Cirque du Soleil Musique, the label from the renowned Montreal-based performance group. Universal Music International has struck a pan-European licensing deal with Cirque ...

  36. UMI Licenses Cirque Du Soleil For Europe

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International has struck a pan-European licensing deal with Cirque du Soleil Musique, the label from the renowned Montreal-based performance group. Universal Music International has struck a pan-European licensing deal with Cirque ...

  37. IFPI: 2004 Global Biz Flat

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The global music market in 2004 enjoyed its best performance in five years. Shipments of physical formats reached $33.6 billion, a 1.3% drop in value compared to 2003 figures, according to statistics The global music market in 2004 enjoyed its bes ...

  38. IFPI: 2004 Global Biz Flat

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The global music market in 2004 enjoyed its best performance in five years. Shipments of physical formats reached $33.6 billion, a 1.3% drop in value compared to 2003 figures, according to statistics The global music market in 2004 enjoyed its bes ...

  39. UMI Promotes Ferrone

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tim Ferrone has been elevated from product manager to senior product manager for TV marketing at Universal Music International. Tim Ferrone has been elevated from product manager to senior product manager for TV marketing at Universal Music Intern ...

  40. Vodafone Ramps Up Music Offering

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Download service expanding to new territories. Mobile phone operator Vodafone has boosted its music catalog to 500,000 songs. The company's download service launched in November with 4,000 titles. The new catalog comprises repertoire from Son ...

  41. Vodafone Ramps Up Music Offering

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mobile phone operator Vodafone has boosted its music catalog to 500,000 songs. The company's download service launched in November with 4,000 titles. Mobile phone operator Vodafone has boosted its music catalog to 500,000 songs. The company&# ...

  42. UMI Ups Foster

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Commercial affairs VP joined firm in 2001. Universal Music International has promoted Ross Foster to VP of commercial affairs. Foster joined UMI in 2001 as a business analyst. In September 2002, he was elevated to head of commercial affairs to coi ...

  43. Uni Motown Ups Kronfeld To GM

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Motown Records Group has promoted Andrew Kronfeld from executive VP to GM. Universal Motown Records Group has promoted Andrew Kronfeld from executive VP to GM. In his new position, New York-based Kronfeld reports to Universal Motown chai ...

  44. IFPI's Kennedy Takes Non-Exec Notting Hill Role

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Kennedy, chairman/CEO of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, has taken an additional post as a non-executive director for London-based publishing firm Notting Hill Music Gr John Kennedy, chairman/CEO of the Internationa ...

  45. IFPI's Kennedy Takes Non-Exec Notting Hill Role

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST New role "beneficial" to IFPI post. IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy has taken an additional post as a non-executive director for London-based publishing firm Notting Hill Music Group. It is the only music-related commercial role that Kenn ...

  46. UMI Names Marketing VPs In London, Hong Kong

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International has made two key marketing appointments. Universal Music International has made two key marketing appointments. Darren Aboud will relocate to London from Hong Kong to take the role of VP, marketing, for Interscope Gef ...

  47. UMI, MoS Team Up For Compilations

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International has struck an exclusive pact to release compilations from British dance music specialist Ministry of Sound in various markets. Universal Music International has struck an exclusive pact to release compilations from Br ...

  48. Kakar Takes Reins At Universal Music India

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music India managing director Rajat Kakar has taken over responsibility for all aspects of the company's operations with immediate effect. Universal Music India managing director Rajat Kakar has taken over responsibility for all asp ...

  49. UMI Teams Up With Mattel On Kids Compilations

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International (UMI) is aiming to extend its influence into the children's market through a pact with toy maker Mattel. Universal Music International (UMI) is aiming to extend its influence into the children's market throu ...

  50. Max Hole Promoted At UMI

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based Universal Music International (UMI) senior VP of marketing and A&R Max Hole has been promoted to executive VP, marketing and A&R, effective immediately. London-based Universal Music International (UMI) senior VP of mar ...

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