UMPG executives recognized in Billboard 2018 International Power Players list
Photo (L-R): Alexandra Lioutikoff, Mike McCormack, Jackie Alway, Andrew Jenkins
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.
The Billboard article details:
"Jenkins renewed a 'groundbreaking deal' with Chinese internet giant Tencent for use of songs on its digital music services and re-signed agreements with Tom Waits and his wife and collaborator, Kathleen Brennan, and the estates of Bee Gees Robin and Maurice Gibb. Lioutikoff, whose roster includes J Balvin and Anitta, signed regional Mexican rising star Christian Nodal and a wave of Brazilian funk acts. 'With increasing digital consumption, this genre is reaching beyond Brazilian borders,' she says. 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."
As well as working tirelessly for UMPG’s songwriters, Billboard notes that Alway "is also chairwoman of the UK’s Music Publishers Association. Billboard recognizes 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 all on this prestigious recognition.