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Bertil David named Managing Director of France for UMPG

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 28 July 2017

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a global leader in music publishing, announced today that Bertil David, a highly-experienced music executive with a long track record of signing and developing successful songwriters, has been appointed Managing Director of France, effective immediately. He succeeds Jean-Philippe Allard who has led UMPG France since 2007.

Statement of UMPG on the passing of Chester Bennington

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 24 July 2017

Chester Bennington was an immensely talented artist who formed deep connections with millions of fans through his expressive voice and incredible stage presence. We grieve his loss and we extend our deepest condolences to his loved ones and the entire Linkin Park family.

Jamie Diamond named Director of Communications for UMPG

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 13 July 2017

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, has named Jamie Diamond to the Global Communications team in the role of Director of Communications for Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), effective immediately.

UMPG promotes Kevin Cady to head of Finance, The Americas, and SVP, Global Business Strategy

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 05 July 2017

Universal Music Publishing Group, a leading global music publishing company, announced today that Kevin Cady has been appointed as the company’s Head of Finance for the Americas and Senior Vice President of Global Business Strategy, effective immediately. He succeeds JW Beekman who was recently named as UMPG’s global Chief Financial Officer. Cady will report to Beekman and UMPG Chief Operating Officer Marc Cimino.

Halsey’s ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom' debuts at No.1 on Billboard 200

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 13 June 2017

Halsey’s sophomore album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, debuts at No.1 on the Billboard 200 Charts, and it’s the first by a woman to hit No.1 on the chart in 2017. The album also trended at No.1 on iTunes in 32 counties and features production by UMPG writers Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat, Happy Perez & co-write/feature from Quavo.

UMPG signs Lil Yachty to global deal

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 02 June 2017

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed a global co-publishing deal with songwriter-rapper-singer Lil Yachty. The deal comes on the heels of the artist’s new album debut, Teenage Emotions. A popular addition on the charts, Lil Yachty has made waves with hit singles including “iSpy,” “Broccoli,” and “One Night.”

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.

UMPG songwriters sweep 2017 Ivor Novello Awards

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 18 May 2017

At the 62nd Ivor Novello awards, Universal Music Publishing Group artists and writers took home eight awards across a range of major categories. Florence Welch, Nitin Sawhney, Pulp, Gary Numan, Bill Withers, Laura Mvula, Coldplay and Josh Homme have all been honoured for their exceptional songwriting achievements.

Michael Sammis named president of Universal Publishing Production Music

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 09 May 2017

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publishing company, announced today that, effective immediately, Michael Sammis has been appointed President of Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM), a division of UMPG that creates, produces, and licenses a broad style of music for use in film, television, advertising, broadcast and other media.