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Music Week Awards

Universal Music Publishing Group UK received the award for Music Publisher of the Year at last night's Music Week Awards.

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Universal Production Music, Killer Tracks and Abbey Road Studios launch ‘Abbey Road Masters’

Universal Production Music and sister company Killer Tracks, two of the world’s leading production music brands, have partnered with Abbey Road Studios to launch a new production music catalog, Abbey Road Masters. Abbey Road Masters will create and curate original music, all of which will be recorded, mixed and mastered at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and adhere to the studios exceptionally high recording standards.

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Universal Music Publishing Group promotes Tom Foster to Head of Film & TV, Europe

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publishing company, today announced that Tom Foster has been promoted to Head of Film & TV, Europe, effective immediately. Based in London, Foster will continue reporting to Mike McCormack, Managing Director of UMPG UK. In his new position, Foster will oversee strategy for UMPG’s film and TV divisions across Europe. The move reinforces the company’s commitment to strengthening alignment across territories and providing leading global services to its songwriters.

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Alexandra Lioutikoff promoted to President, Universal Music Publishing Group Latin America & U.S. Latin

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publishing company, announced today that Alexandra Lioutikoff has been promoted to President, Latin America and U.S. Latin. Based in Miami, Lioutikoff will continue reporting to UMPG Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson.

In this new role, Lioutikoff becomes the first female president of Latin America and U.S. Latin for a major music publishing company. She will continue to be responsible for the growth and development of U.S. Latin and Latin American territories for the company, overseeing operations across 19 countries and building UMPG’s Latin songwriter roster.

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Universal Music Publishing Group signs independent publisher ‘S2 Songs’ to Global Administration Agreement

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publisher, today announced a worldwide administration agreement with S2 Songs, a new, independent publishing company. The boutique organization is led by coprincipals Savan Kotecha, a multiple Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated songwriter and producer, and leading global music executive Sonny Takhar, CEO and Founder of KYN Entertainment (a joint venture music entertainment company with Live Nation) and former Global President of Syco Music.

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UMPG writers’ success at 2019 Brit awards

In a great night for UMPG artists, Tom Walker, Dua Lipa and Ariana Grande were among the winners at this year’s Brit awards. Tom Walker took home his first Brit, the award for British Breakthrough Act, Ariana Grande was crowned International Female Solo Artist, and Dua Lipa (Tap Publishing) won the award for British Single for "One Kiss" (with Calvin Harris).

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Universal Music Publishing Group promotes Simon Baker to General Manager, European Operations

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publishing company, today announced that Simon Baker has been promoted to General Manager, European Operations, effective immediately. Based in London, Baker will continue reporting to UMPG Chief Operating Officer Marc Cimino.

In his new position, Baker will continue to provide support on financial and business matters to UMPG’s European team of Managing Directors, including UK MD Mike McCormack. In addition, Baker will work closely with the company’s leadership in Santa Monica. He previously served as SVP, Finance and Operations for Europe, and joined UMPG in 2001.

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