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2014-01-21 08:27:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit Music Group announced today the appointment of David Renzer to the position of Chairman. Renzer was previously Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG). In the newly created position, Renzer will serve as an active chairman and play key roles in all areas of the thriving independent publisher. He will work closely with the company's financial partners, strengthen the company's global platform, and oversee the...

2011-08-10 13:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In what stands as the first in a number of new appointments at Motown Records, Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, has promoted Ethiopia Habtemariam to Senior Vice President of the storied label. Moreover, Motown will now make use of Island Def Jam's award-winning suite of sales, marketing and distribution services. Both announcements were made today by Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO of Universal Republic and Island Def...

2011-06-28 11:17:00

LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, has entered into a multi-faceted agreement with renowned songwriter and prolific hitmaker Diane Warren. Ms. Warren's award-winning Realsongs catalog will now be administered by Universal Music Publishing Group outside of North America (she continues to self-administer her copyrights in the U.S.), and she will serve as a global A&R consultant for UMG's recorded music artists around...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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