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UMPG LATIN signs Rich Music Inc to Global Publishing Deal

UMPG Latin has signed Miami-based independent label and publisher Rich Music Inc to an exclusive publishing agreement. Founded in 2007 by father-and-son team Rich and Josh Mendez, Rich Music Inc specializes in Latin Urban music. Their roster includes Justin Quiles, Dímelo FlowDalexMagníficoSechBarbara DozaDJ Africa and Chris Marsh.

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UMPG executives recognized in Billboard 2018 International Power Players list

Billboard has released it’s 2018 International Power Players list which includes four Universal Music Publishing Group executives. Andrew Jenkins (President of Australia and Asia Pacific, UMPG), Alexandra Lioutikoff (Executive VP Latin America and US Latin, UMPG) and Mike McCormack (Managing Director UK, UMPG) are all recognized in the Publishing category, whilst Jackie Alway, (SVP International Legal & Industry Affairs, UMPG) is included in the Trade Groups category. 

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New Signing: Brasa

UMPG Latin proudly announces the signing of Dominican songwriter/producer/artist Brasa.

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Universal Music Publishing Latin signs Bruno Martini to Global Publishing Deal

Universal Music Publishing Group has signed breakout Brazilian star Bruno Martini to an exclusive publishing agreement.

An early international success with several chart-topping hits and Platinum records, Martini is the second biggest streamed artist in Brazil and South America. His debut record, “Hear me Now,” surpassed 350 million streams and bested every record set by a Brazilian artist. Martini’s recent singles "Never Let Me Go,” “Living On the Outside” and “Sun Goes Down” are receiving tens of millions of plays worldwide. His hot streak continues with latest single “ROAD” produced with legendary artist Timbaland, which has racked up over eight million plays in just seven weeks.

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USC Annenberg Launches "Annenberg Inclusion Initiative"

The global leader in entertainment research has expanded the focus and renamed its ground-breaking Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative, and created a new advisory board. Universal Music Group and other prominent members of the music industry join initiative to create measurable change for representation of women and underrepresented racial/ethnic groups.

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UMPG signs Latin hit making duo MadMusick

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).

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Juan Gabriel, J Balvin and Paula Fernandes Take Home Major Latin Grammy Awards

At the 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards held Nov. 18 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Universal Music Publishing Group artists and writers received major awards and performed throughout the broadcast.
 
Pablo Lopez and Colombian superstar Juanes opened the show backed by cast members from Mystère by Cirque Du Soleil.  Later, Juanes performed his new #1 single “Fuego.” J Balvin performed his latest hit “Safari” (alongside Pharrell, Sky and Bia) from his album Energía, which won Best Urban Music Album.

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