Universal Music

Universal Music Group is engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content. It identifies and develops recording artists and songwriters, and produces, distributes, and promotes music. The Company offers a catalog of recordings and songs across every musical genre. In addition, it provides digital marketing and social media agency services to artists, brands, and festivals.

Employee Rating

3.6
TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanyVivendi
HQSanta Monica, US
Founded1898
Websiteuniversalmusic.com
Universal Music was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, US

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Key People/Management at Universal Music

Jody Gerson

Jody Gerson

CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group
Lucian Grainge

Lucian Grainge

Chairman & CEO
Boyd Muir

Boyd Muir

CFO
Michele Anthony

Michele Anthony

EVP
Dan Morales

Dan Morales

CIO
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Universal Music Office Locations

Universal Music has offices in Santa Monica, New York, Woolloomooloo, and in 5 other locations
Santa Monica, US (HQ)
2220 Colorado Ave
New York, US
1755 Broadway
Woolloomooloo, AU
150 William Street
Paris, FR
16 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques
Berlin, DE
Stralauer Allee 1
Madrid, ES
Calle de Torrelaguna, 64
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Universal Music Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1898
Universal Music is a subsidiary of Vivendi

Universal Music Online and Social Media Presence

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Universal Music News and Updates

Resso, ByteDance’s music streaming app, officially launches in India, sans Tencent-backed Universal Music

TikTok, the hugely popular social media app, found a lot of early traction by giving users a way to create funny lip-synced versions of clips from well-known songs and then share them with friends (its predecessor in the West was even called Musically). Now at long last, TikTok’s owner, China’s Byte…

Universal Music Group’s $3 Billion Tencent Deal Ushers In A Golden Vibes Era

The world’s largest music publisher Universal Music Group has revived the record label and its valuation thanks to Chinese owned Tencent’s 10% stake in the company. UMG’s parent company Vivendi has been pushing into emerging markets like Africa where global music consumers are poised to triple.

Tencent Group Plans 1 Billion Euro Loan for Universal Music Deal

Tencent Group Plans 1 Billion Euro Loan for Universal Music Deal

Tencent acquires 10% stake in Universal Music Group

As part of the deal, Tencent may buy up to 20% of UMG’s share capital until January 2021.

Singapore's GIC part of consortium investing in Vivendi's Universal Music - source

Singapore's state investor GIC is part of the consortium led by China's Tencent that's buying up to 20% of Vivendi's Universal Music Group (UMG), according to a source familiar with the deal.

Consortium Including Tencent Music Entertainment Group Proposed to Acquire Equity Interests in Universal Music Group

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Tencent Music Entertainment Group ("Tencent Music," "TME," or the "Company") (NYSE: TME), the innovative online music entertainment platform in China, today announced that the Company, through one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, proposes to...
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Universal Music Blogs

ELTON JOHN AND UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP STRIKE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP ACROSS RECORDED MUSIC, MUSIC PUBLISHING, MERCHANDISE, BRAND MANAGEMENT AND LICENSING RIGHTS

All of Elton John’s new music for the rest of his recording career will be released through Universal Music Group LONDON and SANTA MONICA, September 21, 2018 – Rocket Entertainment and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a significant ... more …

HIGHLY-REGARDED MUSIC EXECUTIVE JACQUELINE SATURN PROMOTED TO PRESIDENT OF CAROLINE

New Position for Saturn Follows Explosive Growth and Market Impact for the Independent Distribution and Label Services Arm of Capitol Music Group HOLLYWOOD, September 4, 2018 – Jacqueline Saturn has been promoted to President of Caroline – the Independent Distribution & Label Services arm of ...…

Capitol Music Group and gener8tor Partner to Launch Music Technology Accelerator

“gBETA Musictech” will kick off this September in Los Angeles, now accepting applications LOS ANGELES, AUGUST 22, 2018 – gBETA Musictech, a new music technology accelerator program created through a joint partnership between renowned record label Capitol Music Group’s (CMG’s) newly launched Innovati…

Universal Music Group Central Europe and ESL Announce Partnership and Joint Record Label for Esports Music

Cologne, August 22, 2018 – Universal Music Group Central Europe, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment and ESL, the world’s largest esports company today announced an unprecedented multi-year partnership to exclusively help discover and promote new …

ERIC WONG PROMOTED TO CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, ISLAND RECORDS

NEW YORK, August 20, 2018 – Eric Wong has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO), Island Records, it was announced today by Darcus Beese, President, Island Records. Wong, who is based in New York, will run operations for the entire label. “Eric’s long and successful background in the ... mor…

BERRY GORDY STATEMENT ON PASSING OF ARETHA FRANKLIN

DETROIT, August 16, 2018 – A national treasure to everyone.  But to me personally, Aretha Franklin was my dear, dear friend, my homegirl, and I loved her a lot.  From seeing her as a baby singing and playing at the piano at her father’s home, to her giving a rousing performance atthe White House, sh…
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Universal Music Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Universal Music founded?

    Universal Music was founded in 1898.

  • Who are Universal Music key executives?

    Universal Music's key executives are Jody Gerson, Lucian Grainge and Boyd Muir.

  • Who are Universal Music competitors?

    Competitors of Universal Music include Einthusan, Audiosocket and PlayNetwork.

  • Where is Universal Music headquarters?

    Universal Music headquarters is located at 2220 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica.

  • Where are Universal Music offices?

    Universal Music has offices in Santa Monica, New York, Woolloomooloo, and in 5 other locations.

  • How many offices does Universal Music have?

    Universal Music has 12 offices.