Universal Music Publishing Group

  1. Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal Up For Ivor Novello Awards

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen and rapper Dizzee Rascal have each scored two nominations for the 55th Ivor Novello Awards . The award for British songwriters and composers take place at London's Grosvenor House on May 20. Allen and co-writer Greg Ku ...

  2. Publishing Briefs: UMPG Signs Kris Allen, SESAC’s Music Awards In May

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Publishing Briefs: UMPG Signs Kris Allen, SESAC’s Music Awards In May -- Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with 2009 “American Idol” winner Kris Allen . The publishing deal encompasses Allen’s ...

  3. Universal Music Publishing Signs Stone Temple Pilots

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has signed a worldwide, deal encompassing the entire Stone Temple Pilots song catalog, including the group's upcoming self-titled, sixth-studio album coming out on May 25. The deal consists of signing up the g ...

  4. UMPG Inks Deal With Stephan Moccio

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with songwriter/artist Stephan Moccio. The deal includes "I Believe," a No. 1 single on iTunes in Canada and CTV's official Winter Olympics them ...

  5. UMPG, Black Eyed Peas Drummer Ink Deal

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has signed a deal with Keith Harris which encompasses Harris' catalogue, including the Black Eyed Peas hit “Imma Be.” Through the agreement, UMPG now represents Harris’ publishing rights for the US and Canada ...

  6. Love Never Dies For Universal, Andrew Lloyd Webber

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has signed a new, long-term global deal with Andrew Lloyd Webber, which renews and expands an existing agreement with the British composer whose new musical "Love Never Dies" opens in March. The arrangement with Llo ...

  7. UMPG Signs Deal With Justin Bieber

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Justin Bieber. The deal encompasses all of the artist's catalog including his debut album "My World" and his upcoming album "My World (Par ...

  8. Canciones Nacionales, Rondor Music Ink Administration Deal

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canciones Nacionales, the publishing arm of Latin alternative label Nacional Records, has reached an exclusive worldwide administration deal with Rondor Music. Rondor is a division of Universal Music Publishing Group. Canciones Nacionales was prev ...

  9. Business Matters: UMPG, EMI, Seeqpod, President Obama and More

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- David Renzer, Universal Music Publishing Group 's ...

  10. @MIDEM: Publishers Spotlight Successful New Initiatives

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST While the industry is grappling with a litany of challenges, it's not surprising that music publishers flocked to the new initiatives panel at MIDEM's publishing summit Tuesday morning (Jan. 26). Among the woes publishers are facing: mec ...

  11. @MIDEM: Collection Societies Bemoan Contradictory Mandate

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST In a MIDEM panel examining the progress of the multi-territorial licensing initiative that the European Commission mandated by directive and decisions over the last five years, copyright society executives agreed on one thing: confusion still reig ...

  12. Photos: Key Moments From MIDEM 2010

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard.biz team was in Cannes, France, where we reported and live tweeted the MIDEM 2010 world trade show and conference. The event kicked off Saturday (Jan. 23) and ran through Wednesday (Jan. 27). Follow us on Twitter here . Wednesday MID ...

  13. The Billboard Q&A: UMPG Chairman/CEO David Renzer

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group chairman/CEO David Renzer oversees a company with revenue nearing the $1 billion mark and a global presence that spans 53 offices and 56 countries. Since Renzer joined the company in 1996 when it was known as MCA M ...

  14. Publishing Briefs: EMI, UMPG, Bug Music, DaBet

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- EMI Music Publishing has named Barbara Sedun to lead its Canadian business, reporting to president of North American creative, Big Jon Platt. Sedun, who will be based in Toronto and hold the title of senior VP of EMI Music Publishing Canada, pr ...

  15. EC Secures Digital Licensing Agreement

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission's (EC) Online Roundtable on Music has resulted in a joint statement between the EC and music publishers, collecting societies and digital retailers pledging to improve online music opportunities for European consumers. ...

  16. UMPG Re-Signs Johnny Marr

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has confirmed the re-signing of Johnny Marr to a long-term, global publishing agreement, covering all the songs co-written for the Smiths. The Smiths' four studio albums, singles and other album-length release ...

  17. Imagem Music U.K. Ups Minch To CEO

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT John Minch has been promoted to CEO of Imagem Music U.K. Based in London, he will report to André de Raaff, co-founder and CEO of the Imagem Music Group. Minch's new role will incorporate his position as CEO of classical publisher Boosey & ...

  18. 'Amazing' Royalties Claim Withdrawn Down Under

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Award-winning Australian singer-songwriter Alex Lloyd has won a copyright case over his hit 2001 song "Amazing" when the plaintiff withdrew his action. Mark Edward O'Keefe, a truck driver, sued Lloyd in the Federal Court for royalti ...

  19. Recent Signings: Sony/ATV Latin, Paulina Rubio, Andrew Stockdale, E1 and More

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Sony/ATV Latin America has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Mexican pop star Paulina Rubio . The deal covers all songs written by Rubio, including those from her mos recent album, "Gran City Pop." This is Rubio's firs ...

  20. Robbie Williams Launches Publishing Company

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop artist Robbie Williams has launched a music publishing company, Farrell Music, as the new home for all of his music publishing rights. Williams' new and future material will now go through Farrell Music, including songs from his fort ...

  21. Lil Wayne, T-Pain Top Songwriters At BMI Urban Awards

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT R&B/hip-hop heavyweights T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Polow Da Don and Kanye West were among those honored at tonight's BMI Urban Awards. Sharing songwriter of the year accolades were T-Pain and Lil Wayne, while producers Polow Da Don and West were ...

  22. EMI, Fairwood Sign UAE Sub-Publishing Deal

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has agreed a sub-publishing deal in the United Arab Emirates with Fairwood Music (Arabia) - the leading music publishing operation in the Middle East and North Africa (Billboard, April 25). Under the terms of the deal, Dubai-b ...

  23. UMPG Acquires French Production Company Assets

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has acquired the publishing assets of French production music company, Kapagama S.A. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquired assets will exist as a separate company under the leadership of its current pr ...

  24. Publishing Briefs: Non-Stop Music, Keith Urban, Joey Ramone, SongHall

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell's Non-Stop Music production operation has acquired the entire catalog of V-The Production Library, a London-based production music library. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, V-The Production Libra ...

  25. 'Slumdog' Composer Signs With UMPG

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group have signed exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman. At this year's Oscars, the composer won Academy Awards for best original score and best song for "Jai Ho" ...

  26. Universal Renews Paul Weller Publishing Deal

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has confirmed the renewal and extension of its worldwide agreement with U.K. rock artist Paul Weller, covering his entire back catalog as a solo artist and with the Jam and the Style Council, as well as his future ...

  27. UMPG Partners With Asda On Clothing, Downloads

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has entered into an exclusive, long-term partnership with clothing range George at ASDA in the U.K., effective June 1. Universal's song lyrics will be printed on a wide range of the British mass merchant' ...

  28. Colbie Caillat, UMPG Win Big At BMI Pop Awards

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The songwriter of the year award at the 57th annual BMI Pop Awards resulted in a record-breaking, eight-way tie between Colbie Caillat, Polow Da Don, T-Pain, Alan Chang, Matchbox Twenty's Paul Doucette and Brian Yale, Chris Brown, and Maroon ...

  29. UMPG, Eminem Sign Worldwide Deal

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed Eminem to an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement beginning with the artist's sixth studio album, "Relapse," due May 19. Previoulsy, UMPG had an administration relationship with ...

  30. UMPG Staffer Ryan Cain Dies

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ryan Cain, a senior mechanical licensing coordinator for Universal Music Publishing Group, died of complications from having an enlarged heart on April 30 in West Hollywood, Calif. He was 30. Cain was born on August 25, 1978 in Ridgewood, N.J., an ...

  31. Emusica Sells Assets To Investment Firm

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Miami-based Emusica Entertainment Group has sold its assets, including the historic Fania catalog, to New York investment firm Signal Equity. Emusica will continue to operate for the time being during its phase-out, in order to pay out royalties. ...

  32. Lawrence Takes Top Honor at BMI Christian Awards

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Donald Lawrence was named BMI Songwriter of the Year at the performing rights organization's annual Christian Music Awards held Saturday night, April 18, at the company's Nashville offices. "Never Would Have Made It," co-writte ...

  33. CISAC To Stage World Copyright Summit in June

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers will hold its second annual World Copyright Summit on June 9 and 10 in Washington D.C., with a line-up of more than 100 speakers including the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb, songwri ...

  34. Universal Music Publishing To Administer Jimi Hendrix Catalog Outside U.S.

    March 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has landed a big one: It has become the exclusive administrator of the Jimi Hendrix catalog throughout the world outside the United States. The five-year agreement covers all commercial opportunities, including syn ...

  35. Universal, 19 Sign Publishing Deal

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Entertainment has sealed a new long-term agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group. UMPG will administer the London-based company's music publishing interests on a worldwide basis for all future publishing signings. All previous publ ...

  36. Daniel Lanois Signs With UMPG

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed a publishing agreement with producer/songwriter/musician Daniel Lanois covering his catalog and future works. "We are thrilled to welcome Daniel Lanois, one of the most distinctive and celebr ...

  37. Stereophonics Extends Relationship With UMPG

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Stereophonics and Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) have added to their existing music publishing agreement with a new long-term extension. The deal sees UMPG continue to administer the band's catalogue and future works around the world ...

  38. MIDEM Panel Encourages Publishers To Work Together

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST The international publishing summit at the MIDEM convention in Cannes, France, kicked off with ways that publishers, labels and societies can easily and more cost effectively work together. Such a move would not only benefit the music companies, p ...

  39. UMPG, SACEM Unveil Digital Deals

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Universal Music Publishing Group and Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers Of Music (SACEM) celebrated their one-year old Pan-European licensing agreement by christening it: "D.E.A.L" (Direct European Administration and Licens ...

  40. Perfume Maker Sues Prince

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST A perfume company that went into business with musician Prince to make a "3121" fragrance -- named after his 2006 album -- is suing Prince for $100,000 for failing to help promote the perfume. According to the lawsuit, filed in New York ...

  41. Universal Music Publishing Signs Costello

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed an exclusive, worldwide agreement with Elvis Costello. The long-term deal means UMPG will administer his entire back catalog of 27 albums as well as his future recordings. Universal inherited Cost ...

  42. T-Pain Named Top Songwriter at BMI Urban Awards

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With eight songs on BMI's most-performed list, songwriter/artist T-Pain was honored earlier this evening (Sept. 4) as the performing rights organization's songwriter of the year. The presentation took place during BMI's annual Urban ...

  43. Edwards Upped At UMPG

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Maani Edwards has been promoted to VP of urban creative affairs, West Coast, for Universal Music Publishing Group. Edwards reports to Tom Sturges, executive VP and head of creative for the company. Edwards, who has been with UMPG for nine years, w ...

  44. ArtistDirect Lines Up Lyrics Site

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ArtistDirect is getting on the lyrics bandwagon, with plans to launch a new interactive lyrics page on the company's Web site. The site, which is expected to go live sometime this fall, is designed to augment the company's existing stabl ...

  45. Timberlake Renews With UMPG

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake has signed on to renew his exclusive publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group. Terms of the deal were not revealed. The agreement covers Timberlake's two solo LPs-2002's "Justified" and 2006& ...

  46. Salsa Star Ruben Blades Signs With UMPG

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Actor, singer, composer and politician Ruben Blades, possibly the single, best known name in contemporary salsa, has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing administration agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), Billboard.biz has ...

  47. OFT OKs Universal's Big Life Buy

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s Office of Fair Trading has cleared Universal Music Publishing Group's acquisition of Big Life Music. Although the decision has yet to be published on the corporate watchdog's Web site, a spokesman confirms to Billboard th ...

  48. UMPG Previews New Royalty Tool

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Publishing Group is demoing its RoyaltyWindow.com system, which allows for flexible reporting and transparent access to tracking royalties, in anticipation of a Fall rollout. According to a press release, the system will allow ...

  49. Kobalt Offers Online Pipeline Royalty Advances

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music publishing rights administrator Kobalt Music Group has launched a new online tool that allows its copyright holders to view their publishing accounts in real time. The new online pipeline royalty advances tool, which goes live tomorrow (June ...

  50. BMI Pop Awards Crowns Polow Da Don Top Songwriter

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter/producer Polow Da Don earned his first win as songwriter of the year this Tuesday evening during the 56th annual BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) Pop Awards. Also picking up key awards at Los Angeles' Beverly Wilshire Hotel were Hinder, ...

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