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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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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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Film Brugklas

Tuvalu Media and Just Film Distribution presents 'Brugklas' de film, called Brugklas 'De Tijd Van M'n Leven'.
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UMPG signs HRVY to global publishing deal

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global publishing company, today announced that rising British pop sensation HRVY has been signed to an exclusive publishing deal. 

HRVY’s debut EP 'Holiday' featuring Redfoo and Stylo G reached No. 2 on the iTunes album chart and No. 1 on the Spotify Viral Chart. His second EP ‘Talk To Ya’ included the supremely catchy ‘Personal’, which resonated with heartbroken teenagers everywhere and quickly became a viral sensation, racking up over 180 million YouTube views. 2018 has seen the singer/songwriter continue to build on his success, with Latin-influenced ‘Hasta Luego’ (with rising Cuban-American pop star Malu Trevejo) and latest hit single ‘I Wish You Were Here’.  
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De Fabeltjeskrant

Dutch Premiere: De Fabeltjeskrant

On December 16th The Film ‘De Fabeltjeskrant: de Grote Dierenbos-spelen' premiered in Pathe Tuchinki, Amsterdam.

Our favorite animals will appear like Juffrouw Ooievaar, Bor de Wolf, Zoef de Haas, Ed & Willem Bever and Gerrit de postduif.

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Billie Eilish for Apple’s Holiday commercial

Apple’s latest Holiday commercial features 'come out and play' - a song co-written and performed by new UMPG signing Billie Eilish especially for the ad. The animated spot follows a girl working on a creative project on her Mac but keeping her work hidden away in a box, until one day her dog knocks open the window and all her papers fly out into the street. When people outside pick up the pieces of her work, they all smile – portraying the message of the ad: “have you ever made something wonderful but were too afraid to share it?”

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UMPG signs George Fenton to global administration deal

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global publishing company, today announced that acclaimed composer George Fenton has been signed to a global administration deal. A legendary musician renowned for his work in film, television and theater, Fenton has scored hundreds of soundtracks. His extensive works include music credits for Gandhi, BBC’s Planet Earth, Groundhog Day, Cry Freedom, The Madness of King George, Shadowlands and Dangerous Liaisons, among many others. Throughout his career, Fenton has received numerous awards including from the Emmys, BAFTAs, Ivors, Classic Brit Awards, BMI Awards, and many more. 
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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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