Universal Music Publishing Group signs Nija to global publishing deal

Universal Music Publishing Group today announced the signing of multiplatinum-selling songwriter-record producer Nija Charles to an exclusive publishing deal.  Nija has quickly become one of the most in-demand and prolific writers in the industry.  Since signing to UMPG, Nija has written songs recorded by a wide variety of superstars including Beyonce and Jay-Z (“Heard About Us” and “LoveHappy”); Cardi B ft. SZA ("I Do); Cardi B ft. Kehlani ("Ring"); Jason Derulo for the 2018 Official World Cup and Coca-Cola anthem ("Colors”); and Chris Brown ("Pull Up").

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UMPG executives recognized in Billboard 2018 International Power Players list

Billboard has released it’s 2018 International Power Players list which includes four Universal Music Publishing Group executives. Andrew Jenkins (President of Australia and Asia Pacific, UMPG), Alexandra Lioutikoff (Executive VP Latin America and US Latin, UMPG) and Mike McCormack (Managing Director UK, UMPG) are all recognized in the Publishing category, whilst Jackie Alway, (SVP International Legal & Industry Affairs, UMPG) is included in the Trade Groups category. 

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UMPG signs Asa Taccone to exclusive administration agreement

SANTA MONICA, April 25, 2017 – Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publishing company, today announced the signing of songwriter-producer-composer Asa Taccone to an exclusive global administration agreement, excluding France and Benelux. In addition to being lead singer and the main songwriter for his band Electric Guest, Taccone is an award-winning and versatile musician whose experience extends into theater and television.

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UMPG named Publisher of the Year at Annual ASCAP Pop Awards

Universal Music Publishing Group was named Publisher of the Year at the 35th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles. The company’s songwriters contributed to 22 of ASCAP’s Most Performed Pop Songs of 2017. Special honors were given to Steve Mac who was awarded Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year for “Shape Of You.” Justin Bieber’s “Despacito” was awarded Most Streamed Song of the Year.

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Universal Music Publishing Group and Disney Music Group expand relationship

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), and Disney Music Publishing (DMP), the music publishing arm of The Disney Music Group (DMG), today announced a new agreement that expands the territories in which UMPG will administer DMP’s catalogs to include the United Kingdom, Ireland, continental Europe, as well as Israel and countries in Africa and the Caribbean.

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Marni Condro named head of Film & Television at Universal Music Publishing Group

UMPG announced today the appointment of Marni Condro to Senior Vice President of Film & Television creative synchronization for the U.S., effective immediately.

In her new role leading UMPG’s film and television division, Condro oversees all creative placements of the company’s music catalog in film, trailers, television, TV marketing campaigns, sports and videogames. Condro will be based at the company’s headquarters in Santa Monica and report to Evan Lamberg, President of UMPG, North America.

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