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Company Overview of Universal Music Publishing Group, Inc.

Company Overview

Universal Music Publishing Group, Inc., a music publishing company, represents music in various genres from songwriters and catalogs. It specializes in the areas of classical, Christian/gospel, and production music; and provides services in the areas of film, TV, and music administration. The company also provides talent development, song plugging/creative, marketing/publicity, recording studio, global administration and collection, registration, income tracking, and sub-publishing services for songwriters. In addition, it offers synchronization, creative, clearance, online music search, song listing, master and publishing, composer and film score, song split information, sampler, and VIP me...

2100 Colorado Avenue

Suite 100

Santa Monica, CA 90404

United States





Key Executives for Universal Music Publishing Group, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations Worldwide
Chairman of Universal Republic & Island Def Jam Motown and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Republic & Island Def Jam
President of Europe and Managing Director of UK
President of Nashville
President of North America Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Universal Music Publishing Group, Inc. Key Developments

Universal Music Publishing Group Names Jody Gerson as Chairman and CEO, Effective January 1, 2015

Universal Music Group has appointed Jody Gerson as Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group, effective January 1, 2015. Gerson, who currently serves as Co-President of Sony/ATV Publishing, will be based at UMPG's headquarters in Santa Monica, CA and will report to UMG Chairman and CEO, Lucian Grainge. She will succeed Zach Horowitz, who has decided to step down effective immediately to explore other opportunities.

LyricFind Announces Deal with Universal Music Publishing Group

LyricFind announced deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) to be the sole third party able to administer future licenses for lyrics controlled by UMPG (UMPG retains the right to do direct licenses). LyricFind's deal with UMPG. The contract, which is in effect as of May 1, 2014, not only allows LyricFind to search, display, distribute, transmit, and reproduce the lyrics of the roster of songwriters under UMPG's umbrella, it also allows LyricFind to sublicense for display and sync to music sites, services and apps across the internet. UMPG songwriters will receive a share of the revenues generated by LyricFind. LyricFind's deal with UMPG expands its already extensive catalogue, further establishing it as the most complete catalogue of lyrics in the world. LyricFind also created a quality-controlled vetted database of those lyrics available for licensing. Behind the scenes, LyricFind tracks, reports, and pays royalties to those publishers on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis. With this deal, LyricFind will now be offering its solutions to clients in 30 significant territories including USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Korea, Russia and India, with additional countries being added soon. Clients of LyricFind include Amazon, Pandora, Shazam, SoundHound, HTC, Nokia, SongMeanings, and LyricsMode, and these global deals will allow such services to hugely increase the catalogue of lyrics that they can showcase for their customers.

Mondo TV Signs Music Rights Deal with Universal Music Publishing

Mondo TV has struck an agreement with Universal Music Publishing for the worldwide management and distribution, excluding Italy, of the rights of the music the Italian company uses in its TV programmes. Under the deal, Mondo TV will have the right to receive part of Universal's royalties.

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