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
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Universal Music Office Locations

Universal Music has offices in London, New York, Santa Monica, Woolloomooloo and in 4 other locations
Santa Monica, US (HQ)
2220 Colorado Avenue
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
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Universal Music Online and Social Media Presence

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Universal Music News and Updates

Aloft Hotels And Universal Music Group Announce Winner Of 'Project: Aloft Star' Americas, REYNA

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- REYNA has been crowned the winner of the Americas chapter of the global Project: Aloft Star artist discovery competition. Aloft Hotels, in partnership with Universal Music Group & Brands (UMGB), the brand strategy division of Universal Music...

Universal Music Group Appoints Jaime Weston To Executive Vice President Of Consumer Marketing

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced that Jaime Weston, an accomplished marketing, advertising and brand management executive, has been appointed to Executive Vice President of...
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Universal Music Blogs

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP APPOINTS JAIME WESTON TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF CONSUMER MARKETING

Weston Previously Oversaw Marketing Efforts at the National Football League Including the Strategic Direction and Management of the NFL Brand SANTA MONICA, October 24, 2018 — Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced that Jaime Weston, an accomplishe…

BLACKPINK, YG ENTERTAINMENT’S CHART-BUSTING K-POP GIRL GROUP, SIGNS TO INTERSCOPE RECORDS

October 22, 2018 — (Santa Monica, CA) — YG Entertainment and Interscope Records are thrilled to announce a global partnership for BLACKPINK, one of the world’s biggest all-female K-pop groups. The South Korean quartet is currently the highest-charting female K-pop act in Billboard Hot 100 history. I…

Universal Music Group Appoints Giles Martin as Head of Audio & Sound

London, October 22 2018 — Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced that Giles Martin, the Grammy-winning producer, composer and arranger, has been appointed to a newly-created global role as Head of Audio & Sound, effective immediately. In this …

The Music Den Goes Global with Universal Music Group

The Music Den at FCAD, Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design, has joined forces with Universal Music Group’s Accelerator Network to develop the next generation of music startups October 04, 2018 TORONTO, CANADA/ SANTA MONICA, U.S., October 4, 2018 — Universal Music Group (UMG) and ... more T…

REPUBLIC RECORDS PROMOTES MARLENY DOMINGUEZ-REYES TO SVP OF MARKETING

NEW YORK, October 2, 2018 – Republic Records promotes Marleny Dominguez-Reyes to Senior Vice President of Marketing—as announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Jim Roppo. Through devising inventive and innovative 360-degree marketing campaigns, Ms. Dominguez-Reyes has proven i…

LATRICE BURNETTE APPOINTED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER, ISLAND RECORDS

New York, September 27, 2018 — Island Records today announced LaTrice Burnette, an accomplished marketing, artist development and digital business executive, has been appointed Executive Vice President and General Manager, joining the iconic label’s senior management team.  Burnette, who will be bas…
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Universal Music Company Life and Culture

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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 Focusrite, Salem Media Group and Freeform Development.

  • Where is Universal Music headquarters?

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

  • Where are Universal Music offices?

    Universal Music has offices in London, New York, Santa Monica, Woolloomooloo and in 4 other locations.

  • How many offices does Universal Music have?

    Universal Music has 8 offices.