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Music Business Worldwide A&R Awards 2017

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 21 September 2017 UMPG have been nominated for seven awards in the Music Business Worldwide A&R awards which will be presented in November at Abbey Road Studios. 

Mike McCormack sits down with Music Business Worldwide

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 13 September 2017

"I think we've got by far and away the UK's best A&R force." Mike McCormack sits down with Music Business Worldwide to talk about his ambitions with UMPG, his view on recent major industry issues and what A&R means to him in 2017.

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 01 September 2017

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is a thought-provoking, uplifting and powerful film about an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This film will screen exclusively at the ICA London 11 Aug 2017 – 7 Sep 2017.

UMPG signs worldwide deal with Tom Misch

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 17 August 2017

Universal Music Publishing Group has signed a worldwide deal to represent singer-songwriter-producer Tom Misch it was announced today by Mike McCormack, Managing Director of Universal Music Publishing UK. 21-year-old Londoner Tom Misch takes the musical ingredients of J Dilla-style beats, irresistible guitar lines and neo-soul and to create his own adventure in sound - intrepid, invigorating and bursting with inventiveness.

UMPG signs worldwide administration deal with Per Gessle / Roxette

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 03 August 2017

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed a worldwide administration deal (excluding Nordic Region and Baltic States) to represent Per Gessle for the entire Roxette catalogue (with Marie Fredriksson), along with certain other songs. Per Gessle is one of Scandinavia’s all-time most successful artists and songwriters. With a gift for catchy hooks, both musically and lyrically, he has composed chart-topping pop hits for more than three decades. 

Hershey Felder to star as Irving Berlin and Leonard Bernstein

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 02 August 2017 The American performer returns to perform the music of two great UMPG composers in two musical-plays, entitled Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin and Hershey Felder as Maestro Leonard Bernstein as well as telling the stories of their careers.

'Bridge Over Troubled Water' - Artists for Grenfell

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 21 June 2017

Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in West London, Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ has been recorded by over 50 artists to raise money for those affected by this devastating event. All proceeds from the song will be distributed via the London Community Foundation. Click through to listen and donate. 

JW Beekman Promoted to Chief Financial Officer, Worldwide of UMPG

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 02 June 2017

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publishing company, announced today that JW Beekman has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer, Worldwide of UMPG, effective immediately. He succeeds Michael Sammis who was recently named as President of Universal Publishing Production Music.