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Mike McCormack and Jackie Alway recognised in Billboard 2018 International Power Players list

Mike McCormack and Jackie Alway recognised in Billboard 2018 International Power Players list

Billboard has released its 2018 International Power Players list which includes Universal Music Publishing’s Mike McCormack and Jackie Alway.

Mike McCormack (Managing Director UK, UMPG) is recognised in the Publishing category. In the Billboard article McCormack notes that British songwriter Steve Mac enjoyed a string of global hits, including credits on Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ and Clean Bandit’s ‘Rockabye,’ while Dua Lipa (through Tap Publishing) was one of the UK company’s biggest breakthroughs. Those writers helped make “2017 one of our best years ever,” says McCormack.

Jackie Alway, (SVP International Legal & Industry Affairs, UMPG) is included in the Trade Groups category. As well as working tirelessly for UMPG’s songwriters, Jackie is also chairwoman of the UK’s Music Publishers Association. Billboard recognises her dedication in fighting to “level the playing field” with “fair terms” for creators whose work is uploaded to platforms like YouTube. Jackie is also a Board member of PRS, MCPS, PMLL, IMPA and UK Music.

Congratulations to Mike and Jackie on this prestigious recognition.