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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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UMPG signs You Me At Six to global publishing deal

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global publishing company, today announced that U.K. rock band You Me At Six (YMAS) has been signed to a global publishing deal starting with the band’s newest album, VI, and continuing through all future works. Self-described as “a band that straddles styles” by singer Josh Franceschi, YMAS released VI just weeks ago racking up over 10 million streams. A creative departure from their previous albums, the record travels effortlessly between sounds and moods, from defiant rock to joyous, uplifting pop.
 
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Universal Music Publishing Group signs Billie Eilish to global co-publishing deal

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publishing company, today announced the signing of global pop phenomenon Billie Eilish to an exclusive co-publishing deal. 16-year-old singer-songwriter Eilish (Darkroom/Interscope Records) has become one of music’s fastest-rising superstars. Her debut EP “dont smile at me” was released in 2017 to critical acclaim and has surpassed 2.5 billion streams worldwide.

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Seinabo Sey unveils new album 'I'm A Dream'

Today, Seinabo Sey releases her highly anticipated sophomore full-length album, 'I’m A Dream'. Across these ten tracks, the critically acclaimed Swedish-Gambian songstress blurs borders between cultures and musical styles, forging an intersection of soul, R&B, pop, and indie threaded together by global ambition. 
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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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