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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.

UMPG signs Latin hit making duo MadMusick

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 01 May 2017

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).

Jack White Signs First Ever-Global Publishing Agreement With UMPG

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 27 April 2017

Jack White, the highly revered singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer, has signed a first-ever global, multi-year agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) to administer the iconic artist’s entire song catalog.

Pearl Jam To Release
'Anthology - The Complete Scores'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 24 April 2017

On May 10, Pearl Jam and Hal Leonard will release Pearl Jam Anthology – The Complete Scores. This deluxe, hardcover book with a custom protective box provides 130 scores of every song from the Pearl Jam albums Ten through Lightning Bolt.

Ivor Novello nominations 2017

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 19 April 2017

Artists and writers signed to Universal Music Publishing have received 6 nominations for the 62nd Ivor Novello awards. Coldplay, Laura Mvula, Adele, Tobias Jesso Jr and Josh Homme are amongst the artists and writers in the running.

25 UMPG Artists Nominated For Billboard Music Awards

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 12 April 2017

UMPG has 25 artists nominated for awards at the forthcoming Billboard Music Awards, including Adele, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes, who are all nominated for the prestigious Top Artist Award! The award show will take place on Sunday May 21st at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

UMPG Takes Over SXSW 2017

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 22 March 2017

UMPG’s A&R and film/TV and advertising creative teams were a force on the ground this year in Austin, Texas at SXSW 2017,  one the world’s largest and most important festivals and music conferences. All week our team was busy supporting and meeting with UMPG artists, while they showcased their talents and new music to global industry VIPs.

New Coldplay EP and Single

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 03 March 2017

Coldplay announced a new EP due out on June 2, which will feature their current trending single with The Chainsmokers, “Something Just Like This.”  This week band also revealed a new song, “Hypnotised,” which shot to No.1 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending chart. The accompanying lyric video has already garnered 4 Million Views on YouTube.