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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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UMPG signs Alexis Ffrench to global publishing deal

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global publishing company, today announced that UK contemporary composer and pianist Alexis Ffrench has been signed to a global publishing deal. Alexis Ffrench is an exceptional pianist and composer who trained at the Purcell School, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Academy and has high ambition to bring joy to a world of troubled times.

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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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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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