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Dell Furano/Quotes from UMG and Epic Rights

This weekend, Dell Furano, co-founder of Epic Rights, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on September 4, 2021, after a battle with...

Universal Music Group signs global partnership with Tomorrowland as leading electronic festival & brand launches new label

Tomorrowland, a leading global festival brand and electronic music company and Universal Music Germany, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based...

Universal Music Group and Leading African Streaming Service Boomplay Expand License to Cover 47 Countries Across the Continent

New markets include South Africa, Ethiopia, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon and Senegal;

Universal Re-establishes Virgin Records

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music based-entertainment, today announced the launch of Virgin Music Label &

Universal Music Group announces Strategic Leadership Appointments within Africa

Universal Music Group (UMG) (www.UniversalMusic.com), the world leader in music entertainment, today strengthened its position as the leading music company in Africa by announcing a strategic expansion of its Sub-Saharan Africa leadership team.

Universal Music Group Launches Mercury Studios

New audio-visual content studio to include global film and television producer, Eagle Rock EntertainmentRespected Media Executive and Eagle Rock CEO, Alice Webb to Serve as CEO of Mercury StudiosUniversal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced the formation of Mercury Studios – a new multi-faceted content studio established to develop, produce, and invest in innovative, music-based storytelling.

UMe Appoints Katina Bynum EVP Title

Executive Vice President of East Coast Labels, Urban Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), the global catalog and special markets division at Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment, appointed Katina Bynum to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of East Coast Labels, Urban.In this newly created role, Bynum will work closely with UMe’s senior

Major Music IPOs Set To Make Huge Splash

The streaming revolution has made a huge impact on the music industry, causing a return to strong profits and a new industry-wide optimism. One interesting sign and side effect of this new optimism is the announcement of potentially game-changing IPOs for major record labels.

Def Jam Fortefies Executive Team, Promoted Rodney Shealey and Theda Sandiford

DEF JAM RECORDINGS FORTIFIES EXECUTIVE TEAM, PROMOTING RODNEY SHEALEY TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE LABELTheda Sandiford Promoted to Senior Vice President, CommerceDef Jam Recordings, in a strategic move to strengthen and restructure the top levels of its executive leadership team, has promoted

Steven Victor Leaves Def Jam To Focus On Joint Venture at Universal Music Group

Executive Steven Victor has shifted from his A&R role at Def Jam to focus on a new collaboration with Universal Music Group.Victor is now the senior VP of A&R at UMG, Def Jam's parent company, which will also allow him to focus on his own company, Victor Victor Worldwide.

Lil Nas X Helps Sony Music Revenues Grow in Three Months to $605 Million

Today Sony released their fiscal Q1 (calendar Q2) results. Streaming revenues for Sony’s recorded music operation got a boost of 26.5% at the end of June to 605 million largely attributed to Columbia's now record-breaking signee Lis Nas X, who's first major release "Old Town Road" is officially the longest #1 single on Billboard's Top 100 chart.

Universal Music Group Announces Series of Executive Appointments

Today Universal Music Group announced a series of executive management appointments in its Global Classics and Jazz Division. The division has had a highly profitable year, with successful releases from Max Richter, Andrea Bocelli, John Coltrane, and others.Holly Adams has been named Head of Soundtrack and Score, Global Classics and Jazz and Globe UK.

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