Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's premier music publishing operations worldwide. 

Universal Music Group's labels include A&M Records, Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note Records, Capitol Christian Music Group, Capitol Records, Capitol Records Nashville, Caroline, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, EMI Records Nashville, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Harvest, Interscope Records, Island Records, Machete Music, Manhattan, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic Records, Universal Music Latino, Verve Music Group, Virgin Records, Virgin EMI Records, as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalogue of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world's most popular artists and their recordings. UMG's catalogue is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.).

Parent Company
Santa Monica, US
Universal Music Group is headquartered in Santa Monica, US

Key People at Universal Music Group

Tom Bennett

Tom Bennett

Lucian Grainge

Lucian Grainge

Chairman & CEO
Boyd Muir

Boyd Muir

Jeremy Erlich

Jeremy Erlich

Head of Corporate Development and Strategy
Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy

Venture Investing
Carlos Adame

Carlos Adame

Global Digital Business

Universal Music Group Office Locations

Universal Music Group has offices in Santa Monica, London, Woolloomooloo, Zürich and in 4 other locations
Santa Monica, US (HQ)
2220 Colorado Avenue
Madrid, ES
Calle de Torrelaguna, 64
New York, US
1755 Broadway
Paris, FR
16 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques
Berlin, DE
Stralauer Allee 1
Zürich, CH
Hardturmstrasse 130

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Spotify reportedly to go public as direct listing on NYSE

(Reuters) – Music streaming service Spotify, most recently valued at $13 billion, will be the first major company to carry out a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange when it goes public later this year or early next year, two sources familiar with the situation said on Friday. The move woul…

Spotify acquires Mediachain to develop blockchain technology that matches royalties with rightsholders

Spotify has acquired Mediachain, the New York-based startup behind an open source peer-to-peer database and protocol for registering, identifying, and tracking creative works across the internet. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Launched in 2016 with seed backing from Andreessen Horowitz and Un…

Spotify now lets thousands of indie record labels limit new releases to paid subscribers for 2 weeks

Fresh from its new licensing arrangement and flexible release policy with Universal Music Group (UMG), Spotify has now added thousands of indie labels to the policy, thanks to a new multi-year licensing agreement with Merlin. Merlin, for the uninitiated, is a global agency that represents thousands …

Grocery Store Of The Future: 65 Startups Reimagining Shelf Stocking, Product Promotion, Shopper Tracking, And More

While grocers have traditionally not been as affected by the migration to e-commerce as other retailers, e-commerce has now begun to hit the grocery space. As Amazon — the leading threat in nearly every retail industry— pushes more heavily into … Continued

Spotify is planning a direct listing of its shares — not an IPO

Music streaming service Spotify is planning to go public this year, but a new report from The Wall Street Journal says the company isn't planning a traditional IPO. Instead, The Wall Street Journal reports that Spotify is planning a direct listing in September which wouldn't…
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