UMPG executives commended in Billboard 2019 International Power Players list
Billboard has released its 2019 International Power Players list, featuring four UMPG executives.
Mike McCormack (Managing Director, UK, UMPG), Tom Foster (European Head of Film & TV, UMPG), Jackie Alway (Chairwoman, Music Publishers Association UK; Executive VP International Legal & Industry Affairs, UMPG) and Bertil David (Managing Director, Universal Music Publishing France), have all been noted as driving forces for the industry’s success.
Mike McCormack, Tom Foster and Bertil David are all recognised in the Publishing category, with the article stating:
“McCormack celebrated 2019 victories at the BRIT Awards for singer-songwriter Tom Walker and at the Grammy Awards for Dua Lipa (signed to UMPG through Tap Publishing), affirming the UK company’s success in developing homegrown talent. Foster played a key role in the global synch deals for the forthcoming Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’, which [he says] will help the singer and Bernie Taupin’s “unbelievable catalog of songs reach a whole new audience.”
Jackie Alway, meanwhile, is credited in the Industry Associations category. Having helped spearhead the lobbying for the European Union’s copyright law overhaul, Jackie is quoted as saying:
“The music industry has always innovated to adapt to changing methods of use and distribution. It’s exciting to be part of this new wave of rapid development, with great songs always at the centre of it all.”
Congratulations to Mike, Tom, Jackie, and Bertil on this prestigious and deserved recognition.