1. Universal’s Andrew Chan Takes Digital & Strategic Role for Greater China

    September 17, 2014 6:04 AM EDT Universal Music has promoted Andrew Chan to the new post of senior VP of digital and strategic development for the Greater China region. The music major says Chan’s new role is reward for the “enormous contributions” he has made to China’s digit ...

  2. Universal Launches Sinfini Music in Australia

    August 13, 2014 4:42 AM EDT Universal Music has pressed the button on its classical portal Sinfini Music in Australia -- marking the service’s first expansion step outside the U.K. Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s launch, Universal Music Australia Classics & Jazz GM  Cyrus ...

  3. Universal Music Australia Launches Label Services Arm

    May 21, 2013 6:05 AM EDT Universal Music Australia has launched a label services division. The new operation, Caroline Label Services, is based is Melbourne under its GM Tim Janes and label manager George Dalziel, both former executives at Shock. Meanwhile, Caroline/Spu ...

  4. Universal's Ash Adds Asia Pacific Duties

    February 25, 2013 8:33 AM EST The restructuring at Universal Music Australia continues with the news that the company’s leader, George Ash, has added new stripes for the Asia Pacific region. Ash rises to president of Universal Music Asia Pacific, a new position that sees the e ...

  5. O'Donnell Returns To EMI Australia in Top Job

    February 20, 2013 6:00 PM EST In a surprise move, John O'Donnell has returned to EMI Music Australia, where he takes the vacant post of managing director.   With effect from March 4, O’Donnell will take duties for the EMI, Capitol and Virgin labels, and will oversee the ...

  6. Australia's 'The Voice' Has A 'Beatles' Effect On Sales Chart

    June 25, 2012 10:22 AM EDT Universal Music Australia has a beast on its hands with "The Voice." Just a week after the first season wrapped with a massive three-million viewer finale, the winner Karise Eden has locked-up the opening three songs on the ARIA Singles ...

  7. Universal Ups Int'l Execs

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 Universal Music Group International has promoted three senior executives - George Ash, Sandy Monteiro and Vico Antippas . All three of them report to Max Hole , who (as previously reported) becomes chief operating officer for Universal Music Group Int ...

  8. ARIA, PPCA Re-elect Ed St John, George Ash

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ed St John and George Ash have been re-elected as chairman of Australian labels body ARIA and collecting society PPCA, respectively. For the next 12 months, St. John will lead an ARIA board comprising Sony Music Australasia chairman and CEO Denis ...

  9. Universal Partners With eBay Down Under

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia has launched a new music portal on the Australian version of online auction giant eBay. The new music platform at http://play.ebay.com.au/ allows users to click through to buy or stream digital tracks via Universal Austra ...

  10. Ash Takes Helm At PPCA

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT George Ash, managing director of Universal Music Australia, has been elected chairman of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) board of directors. The New Zealand-born executive succeeds long-serving chair John O'Donnell in ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Kelly Joins Universal Australia

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Australia has recruited Tim Kelly as GM of marketing for frontline and domestic product. Based in Sydney, Kelly reports to managing director George Ash. Universal Music Australia has recruited Tim Kelly as GM of marketing for front ...