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Music Business Worldwide A&R Awards 2018

In association with Abbey Road Studios, the A&R Awards will return to London in November 2018. UMPG have been nominated for a total of 6 awards within various Music categories.

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Elton John and Universal Music Group strike global partnership

Rocket Entertainment and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a significant new agreement to provide Elton John, one of music’s most iconic artists and the most successful male solo artist in US Billboard chart history, the industry’s best resources and expertise across recorded music, music publishing and licensing rights. This partnership not only means that UMG represents the entirety of Elton John’s legendary creative output throughout his extraordinary five-decade career, but also will see UMG’s labels globally release all of Elton John’s new music for the rest of his career going forward.

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SZA to receive first ever 'She Is The Music' honour 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” honouree, recognising 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 benefiting world-renowned independent cancer research and treatment centre City of Hope.

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Universal Music Publishing Group signs Danny Shah to global publishing deal

Universal Music Publishing Group today announced that songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Danny Shah has been signed to a global publishing deal.

Within the last 18 months, Shah has become one of the fastest-rising songwriters in the industry. He secured two UK Number 1 albums with The Vamps and cowrote five tracks on Kylie Minogue’s recent album ‘Golden.’ Shah also penned several songs for major artists including David Guetta, HRVY (Virgin), Loren Gray, Zak Abel, Oliver Heldens, Sigma, Sigala, Kaiser Chiefs and many more.
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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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Shane MacGowan and Steve Mac presented with Ivor Novello Awards

The 63rd Ivor Novello Awards honoured UMPG writers Shane MacGowan and Steve Mac. Shane MacGowan was presented with The Ivors Inspiration Award – in recognition of the power of his songwriting to inspire the creative talents of others. Steve Mac won the award for PRS For Music Most Performed Work, for co-writing Ed Sheeran's ‘Shape Of You'. 

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Ivor Novello nominations 2018

Artists and writers signed to Universal Music Publishing have received 5 nominations for the 63rd Ivor Novello awards. Steve Mac, Benny Blanco, Dan Jones, Benjamin Wallfisch and Daughter have been nominated in a variety of categories. 

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