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SZA to receive first ever 'She Is The Music' honor from Universal Music Publishing Chairman-CEO Jody Gerson

Universal Music Publishing Group today announced that global music icon and Top Dawg Entertainment recording artist SZA will be named as the first-ever “She Is The Music” honoree, recognizing female songwriters for their contributions to music and impact on culture. UMPG Global Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson will present the award at Songs of Hope XIV, the event benefitting world-renowned independent cancer research and treatment center City of Hope.

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SZA to receive first ever 'She Is The Music' honor from Universal Music Publishing Chairman-CEO Jody Gerson

Universal Music Publishing Group today announced that global music icon and Top Dawg Entertainment recording artist SZA will be named as the first-ever “She Is The Music” honoree, recognizing female songwriters for their contributions to music and impact on culture. UMPG Global Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson will present the award at Songs of Hope XIV, the event benefitting world-renowned independent cancer research and treatment center City of Hope.

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Deal Extension Mike Mago

We're exciting to announce that we have extended our UMPG deal with Mike Mago (Michiel Thomassen).
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David Kokakis elevated to Chief Counsel of Universal Music Publishing Group 

Universal Music Publishing Group today announced David Kokakis has been elevated to the newly-created role of Chief Counsel where he will continue leading UMPG’s Business and Legal Affairs team and the company’s digital rights management. He will remain based in UMPG’s global headquarters in Santa Monica and report to Marc Cimino, Chief Operating Officer of UMPG.  

In his new role, Kokakis will also work closely with labels at parent company Universal Music Group (UMG) to maximize synergies between, and digital revenues for, publishing and recorded music assets. As part of this position, he will additionally report to Jeff Harleston, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for Universal Music Group worldwide. 

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Fans can take a chance on the musical sequel “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” which is out 20th July. The film soundtrack includes some of ABBA's most iconic songs performed by the cast including newest member Cher.
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Dutch Premiere of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Dutch Premiere: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’

On July 17th The Film ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ premiered in Pathe Tuchinki, Amsterdam.

This feel-good film contains all the well-known ABBA songs like ‘Waterloo’, Dancing Queen’ and of course ‘Mamma Mia’.

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