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Universal Music Publishing Group and Disney Music Group expand relationship

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), and Disney Music Publishing (DMP), the music publishing arm of The Disney Music Group (DMG), today announced a new agreement that expands the territories in which UMPG will administer DMP’s catalogs to include the United Kingdom, Ireland, continental Europe, as well as Israel and countries in Africa and the Caribbean.  

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Marni Condro named head of Film & Television at Universal Music Publishing Group

UMPG announced today the appointment of Marni Condro to Senior Vice President of Film & Television creative synchronization for the U.S., effective immediately.

In her new role leading UMPG’s film and television division, Condro oversees all creative placements of the company’s music catalog in film, trailers, television, TV marketing campaigns, sports and videogames. Condro will be based at the company’s headquarters in Santa Monica and report to Evan Lamberg, President of UMPG, North America.

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Universal Music Publishing Latin signs Bruno Martini to Global Publishing Deal

Universal Music Publishing Group has signed breakout Brazilian star Bruno Martini to an exclusive publishing agreement.

An early international success with several chart-topping hits and Platinum records, Martini is the second biggest streamed artist in Brazil and South America. His debut record, “Hear me Now,” surpassed 350 million streams and bested every record set by a Brazilian artist. Martini’s recent singles "Never Let Me Go,” “Living On the Outside” and “Sun Goes Down” are receiving tens of millions of plays worldwide. His hot streak continues with latest single “ROAD” produced with legendary artist Timbaland, which has racked up over eight million plays in just seven weeks.

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USC Annenberg Launches "Annenberg Inclusion Initiative"

The global leader in entertainment research has expanded the focus and renamed its ground-breaking Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative, and created a new advisory board. Universal Music Group and other prominent members of the music industry join initiative to create measurable change for representation of women and underrepresented racial/ethnic groups.

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UMPG signs Latin hit making duo MadMusick

MadMusick, the award-winning writer-producer team of brothers Giencarlos Rivera and Jonathan Rivera, also known as Yan MadMusick and Yon MadMusick, will be represented globally through an exclusive agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).

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Juan Gabriel, J Balvin and Paula Fernandes Take Home Major Latin Grammy Awards

At the 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards held Nov. 18 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Universal Music Publishing Group artists and writers received major awards and performed throughout the broadcast.
 
Pablo Lopez and Colombian superstar Juanes opened the show backed by cast members from Mystère by Cirque Du Soleil.  Later, Juanes performed his new #1 single “Fuego.” J Balvin performed his latest hit “Safari” (alongside Pharrell, Sky and Bia) from his album Energía, which won Best Urban Music Album.

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UMPG Signs Romeo Santos

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has concluded a major new worldwide deal with “The King of Bachata” Romeo Santos, one of the most influential Latin music superstars and the CEO of Roc Nation Latin, it was announced today by Jody Gerson, UMPG Chairman and CEO, and Alexandra Lioutikoff, UMPG EVP/Latin Music.

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