Universal Music Publishing Group

  1. EC To Probe UMG's BMG Publishing Buy

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission will open an in-depth investigation into Universal Music Group's planned takeover of BMG Music Publishing, inside sources confirmed to Billboard.biz today (Nov. 29). The European Commission will open an in-depth invest ...

  2. UMPG Promotes Eaton

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has promoted Tom Eaton to VP of music for advertising. He will serve as a liaison between the publisher, its songwriters and advertising agencies. During his eight years with UMPG, Eaton has placed songs in commerc ...

  3. UMPG Promotes Eaton

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has promoted Tom Eaton to VP of music for advertising. He will serve as a liaison between the publisher, its songwriters and advertising agencies. During his eight years with UMPG, Eaton has placed songs in commerc ...

  4. UMPG Promotes Eaton

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Becomes VP of music for advertising. Universal Music Publishing Group has promoted Tom Eaton to VP of music for advertising. He will serve as a liaison between the publisher, its songwriters and advertising agencies. During his eight years with UM ...

  5. Qtrax Signs Agreement With Universal Music Publishing

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ad-supported peer-to-peer network Qtrax, a division of Brilliant Technologies, has signed a licensing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group. The deal covers North American mechanical rights to the publisher's repertoire. EMI Music P ...

  6. Qtrax, Universal Music Publishing Sign Agreement

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal covers North American mechanical rights to pub's roster. Ad-supported peer-to-peer network Qtrax, a division of Brilliant Technologies, has entered into a licensing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group. The deal covers North A ...

  7. Qtrax, Universal Music Publishing Sign Agreement

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal covers North American mechanical rights to pub's roster. Ad-supported peer-to-peer network Qtrax, a division of Brilliant Technologies, has entered into a licensing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group. The deal covers North A ...

  8. Vivendi Requests Commission Clear BMG Takeover

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST If approved publishing unit will have 22% market share. Vivendi, the owner of Universal Music Publishing Group, Friday (Nov. 3) formally asked the Commission to clear its €1.63 billion ($2.1 billion) takeover of BMG Music Publishing. "We have ...

  9. Euro Societies May Compete With Publishers

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has ensured that collecting societies may enter the music publishing or record production business and may continue giving rebates to attract record company licensees. The European Commission has ensured that collecting soc ...

  10. UMPG Inks Attitude

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sign exclusive, worldwide publishing deal. Universal Music Publishing Group has signed hip-hop songwriter/artist Attitude to an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal. Attitude co-wrote Nelly Furtado's “Promiscuous,” which topped the Billboard ...

  11. Universal Music Publishing Promotes Habtemariam

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently East Coast director of urban music. Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has promoted Ethiopia Habtemariam to VP of urban music. Habtemariam reports to Tom Sturges, executive VP of creative affairs for UMPG, and is based in New Yo ...

  12. Petersen Appointed Exec VP At Kobalt Music Group

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Publishing vet previously senior VP at UMPG. Publishing industry veteran and attorney Michael Petersen has been appointed executive VP, GM and general counsel of Kobalt Music Group. He will report to Willard Ahdritz, CEO and founder of Kobalt. Pet ...

  13. Jeans Manufacturer Fit With Uni Publishing

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lyric-inspired merch the 'next logical step.' Universal Music Publishing is licensing song lyrics for clothing packages to Lyric Jeans, a manufacturer of premium denim wear. The premium clothing company will use the publisher's cata ...

  14. ABBA Rings Up Realtones Deal

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Swedish supergroup ABBA’s hits have been available as master ringtones for the first time. Working with executives at Universal Music Sweden and Universal Music Mobile, the group’s primary songwri Swedish supergroup ABBA’s hits have been available ...

  15. ABBA Rings Up Realtones Deal

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Original hits approved as master ringtones. Swedish supergroup ABBA’s hits have been available as master ringtones for the first time. Working with executives at Universal Music Sweden and Universal Music Mobile, the group’s primary songwriters Be ...

  16. UMPG To Represent Pistols' Cook, Jones, Vicious

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has inked a long-term, exclusive deal to administer the publishing interests of former Sex Pistols band members Paul Cook and Steve Jones, and the estate of Sid Viciou Universal Music Publishing Group has inked a l ...

  17. UMPG To Represent Pistols' Cook, Jones, Vicious

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has inked a long-term, exclusive deal to administer the publishing interests of former Sex Pistols band members Paul Cook and Steve Jones, and the estate of Sid Viciou Universal Music Publishing Group has inked a l ...

  18. The Publishers' Place

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The lead vocalist for the Pussycat Dolls, Scherzinger has signed an exclusive, worldwide administration deal with Universal Music Publishing Group. Read Susan Butler's column. The lead vocalist for the Pussycat Dolls, Scherzinger has signed a ...

  19. Universal Pub Signs Pussycat Dolls Singer

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pact is for exclusive worldwide publishing administration. Universal Music Publishing Group has signed Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger to an exclusive worldwide publishing administration agreement. The 27 year-old Scherzinger--who wa ...

  20. Connolly Takes New European Duties

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group stalwart Paul Connolly has been elevated to the new function as president of Europe/managing director U.K. Universal Music Publishing Group stalwart Paul Connolly has been elevated to the new function as president ...

  21. UMPG Launches Library

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has formed a new division, Universal Music Production Library, offering production music, music supervision and recording studio services. Universal Music Publishing Group has formed a new division, Universal Music ...

  22. UMPG Launches Library

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has formed a new division, Universal Music Production Library, offering production music, music supervision and recording studio services. Universal Music Publishing Group has formed a new division, Universal Music ...

  23. UMPG Signs Elton John

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed an exclusive agreement with Elton John and his songwriting collaborator Bernie Taupin, that will put the entire Elton John catalog under one publishi Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an ...

  24. UMPG Strikes Rock Publishing Deal

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclusive licensing and royalties deal with Rock Music Publishing, the publishing affiliate of independent Taipei, Taiwan-based label Rock Records. Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclu ...

  25. UMPG Gets Bravery

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock act signs worldwide co-publishing pact. New York act the Bravery has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group, Billboard.biz has learned. The alternative rock group's Island Def Jam self-titled debut ha ...

  26. Jobim Family Launches Lawsuit Vs. Universal

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The family of the late Brazilian bossa nova guitarist Antonio Carlos Jobim has filed a breach of contract and royalties lawsuit alleging that the rights to many of his famous songs have been wrongly a The family of the late Brazilian bossa nova gu ...

  27. Case Summary: Royalty Audits and Tolling Contractual Limitations Periods

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a royalty dispute between songwriter James Weatherly and Universal Music Publishing Group, the California Court of Appeal in Los Angeles has held that the songwriter's failure to promptly audit did In a royalty dispute between songwriter J ...

  28. ASCAP Elects Board Members

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST ASCAP announced on March 25 the results of its biennial election for the performing right organization's board of directors. ASCAP announced on March 25 the results of its biennial election for the performing right organization's board o ...

  29. UMPG Ups Renzer To Chairman/CEO

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group will announce today (Dec. 3) that it has promoted David Renzer from worldwide president to chairman/CEO. Universal Music Publishing Group will announce today (Dec. 3) that it has promoted David Renzer from worldwid ...

  30. Ludacris Signs Uni Pub Deal

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ludacris has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group for future works. Ludacris has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group for future works. The rapper, who r ...

  31. Universal Pub Signs Dave Grohl

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has signed Dave Grohl to an exclusive worldwide co-publishing deal for future works. Universal Music Publishing Group has signed Dave Grohl to an exclusive worldwide co-publishing deal for future works. The Foo Fig ...

  32. Universal Pub Signs Mariah Carey

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey has signed a long-term publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group. The worldwide pact covers 135 copyrights -- including 14 of Carey's 15 No. 1 hits on The Billboard Hot 100 -- Mariah Carey has signed a long-term publi ...

  33. UMPG Inks Clarence Avant

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group is the new administrator for Clarence Avant's music publishing catalogs, Avant Garde and Interior Music Corp. Universal Music Publishing Group is the new administrator for Clarence Avant's music publishin ...

  34. UMPG Names Director Of Marketing, Communications

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Heather Brown will be based in Los Angeles. Universal Music Publishing Group has named Heather Brown as its director of marketing and communications. Based in Los Angeles, Brown will handle corporate communications and marketing, as well as work w ...

  35. Universal Music Publishing's Alperin Exits

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rebekah Alperin has left her post as the head of Universal Music Publishing Group's corporate communications and senior director of marketing and new media to start her own firm. Rebekah Alperin has left her post as the head of Universal Musi ...

  36. Universal Publishing Forms Christian Arm

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is launching a Christian and gospel division in Nashville. "It's an area that we've had our eye on for a while," says David Renzer, worldwide president of UMPG. Universal Music Publishing ...

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