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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...

2012-02-07 14:16:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) today announced the signing of Nathan Chapman to an exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement. Two-time Grammy award-winning songwriter/producer Nathan Chapman is widely known for his production work with Taylor Swift. Chapman credits his love of songwriting and songwriters as the key ingredient that drives his production and songwriting, resulting in over 30 major label cuts. "We are incredibly...

2012-01-30 11:29:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Evan Lamberg, President, Universal Music Publishing Group, North America today announced the promotion of Kent Earls to Executive Vice President/General Manager, Universal Music Publishing Group, Nashville. Mr. Earls will preside over the company's country music publishing activities, reporting directly to Mr. Lamberg. "Kent is one of the very best creative executives in Nashville with an exciting vision to grow and diversify our...

2012-01-23 09:55:00

LONDON, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Further expanding the company's catalogue of 20th century classics, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has entered into an agreement to administer beloved songwriter Irving Berlin's music publishing catalogue for the world outside of North America. The announcement was made today by Paul Connolly, President of Europe & United Kingdom, UMPG, along with Irving Berlin's daughters Mary Ellin Barrett, Linda Emmet and Elizabeth Peters who, together...

2011-11-14 11:50:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Evan Lamberg, President, Universal Music Publishing Group, North America today announced the promotion of Monti Olson to Executive Vice President/Head of Pop & Rock Music, Creative. Mr. Olson will report directly to Mr. Lamberg and is based in the company's world-wide headquarters in Santa Monica, California. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111114/LA06112) In this new role, Mr. Olson will be jointly heading up the...

2011-11-14 11:38:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Evan Lamberg, President, Universal Music Publishing Group, North America today announced the promotion of David Kokakis to Senior Vice President, Head of Business & Legal Affairs/Business Development. Mr. Kokakis will report directly to Mr. Lamberg and will be based in the company's world-wide headquarters in Santa Monica, California. Robert Allen, SVP/Head of Business and Legal Affairs, will be leaving the company to pursue other...

2011-10-25 14:05:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Evan Lamberg, President, North America, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) today announced the company has successfully negotiated an exclusive publishing administration agreement with Glassnote Entertainment Group's Four Song Night Publishing. Through the deal, UMPG obtains administration rights for the existing songs that Glassnote controls as well as future works for the world (excluding Australia/New Zealand, Republic of Fiji and Papau...

2011-10-20 12:38:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Evan Lamberg, President, Universal Music Publishing Group, North America today announced the promotion of Brian Lambert to Executive Vice President/Head of Film & Television Music. Mr. Lambert will report directly to Mr. Lamberg and is based in the company's world-wide headquarters in Santa Monica, California. "Brian Lambert is one of the most prominent creative executives, and leaders, within the Film & TV industry and continues to drive...

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...