December 18, 2014 2:19 AM ET


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
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 Richard Conlon as Special Advisor on Performing Rights

Universal Music Publishing Group announced it has entered into an agreement with Richard Conlon, former Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy, Communications & New Media for Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), for his services as a Special Advisor on Performing Rights. Reporting to Michael J. Sammis, EVP Operations and CFO, and David Kokakis, SVP/Head of Business & Legal Affairs and Business Development, Mr. Conlon will be counseling the company on matters related to advocating, protecting and maximizing the value of performing rights on behalf of the company and its songwriters.

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.

Universal Music Publishing Group, Inc. Appoints Rebekah Alperin as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Universal Music Publishing Group, Inc. announced the appointment of Rebekah Alperin to senior vice president, marketing and communications. In this position, Alperin will be responsible for managing the company's worldwide corporate marketing, internal and external communications, social media and digital marketing initiatives. She will work closely with UMPG's management team and staff as well as with Universal Music Group global communications in shaping and executing strategy for the publishing company and its subsidiaries around the world. Alperin will report to Evan Lamberg, president of UMPG North America, and Will Tanous, executive vice president and head of global communications of Universal Music Group, and will be based at the company's headquarters in Santa Monica, California.

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