Universal Music Group News

Grammy Winner Lorde to Write First Single for HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 Soundtrack
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Grammy Winner Lorde to Write First Single for HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 Soundtrack (more...)

SAE Institute Miami Presents 'Girls In Music' Educational Seminar Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

SAE Institute, one of America's premier providers of creative media education, has been hosting a series of free, weekly education seminars entitled "Girls In Music" at its Miami campus (more...)

Ariana Grande, Katy Perry & More Set for 'NOW That's What I Call Music!' Vol. 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The world's best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, is proud to announce all of the major hits selected for NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 51 (more...)

Island Records Promotes Eric Wong To Executive Vice President/General Manager, Island Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG) strengthens its executive level management team with the promotion of Eric Wong toExecutive Vice President / General Manager, Island Records, it was announced today by David Massey, President, Island Records. Mr. Wong, who is based in New York, will oversee all operations of Island Records, and will report directly to Mr. Massey. (more...)

Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj Collaborate on Powerhouse Anthem 'Bang Bang', Out 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

In what is sure to be the musical event of the year, international superstars Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj have collaborated for the powerhouse anthem 'Bang Bang' out July 29 via Republic Records. The track features production from the iconic Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, and Ilya. (more...)

Ryan Cabrera to Release New Music This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Platinum-selling pop singer/songwriter/musician RYAN CABRERA has announced he is back in the studio, working on new music to be released this fall on Dynamite Music. This will mark the first release from the new boutique label--founded by Mitch Davis and Marco Liuzzo--in partnership with Caroline, the independent division of Capitol Music Group/Universal Music Group, and the first new music from RYAN since the release of his single 'I See Love' in May 2013. (more...)

Schoolboy Q, Rise Against and More Set for PETERPALOOZA III at Best Buy Theater, Beg. 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Best Buy Theater just announced 'PeterPalooza III', featuring ScHoolboy Q, Action Bronson, and Danny Brown on Wednesday, July 23 as well as punk rock band Rise Against with Touche Amore and Radkey on Friday, September 26. Scroll down for more details! (more...)

King Diamond, Twisted Sister, Morning Musume 14, The Australian Pink Floyd, and More at the Best Buy Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Best Buy Theater has just announced rockers Twisted Sister with Adrenaline Mob and Don Jameson on Friday, September 5, Japanese girl group Morning Musume 14 on Sunday, October 5, Danish heavy metal band King Diamond on Tuesday, October 14 as well as The Australian Pink Floyd returning to Best Buy Theater on Sunday, October 26. (more...)

TouchTunes & Photo Finish Records Partner to Find 2014's Next Breakout Band
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

TouchTunes and Photo Finish Records are joining forces in search of America's next big talent. (more...)

Bravado Launches Marley Apparel
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

In a move that reflects the company's continued expansion into the fashion apparel space, Bravado, Universal Music Group's global music merchandising company, has launched Marley Apparel, a new and exciting men's clothing line, drawing inspiration and paying tribute to the late and legendary Bob Marley and his signature style during the 60's and 70's. (more...)

VH1 & Republic Records Announce 24 Finalists for MAKE A BAND FAMOUS
by TV News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

After nearly half a million votes, VH1 and Republic Records are proud to announce the 24 finalists for the 24-hour livestream competition 'Make A Band Famous.' (more...)

Lorde Announces North American Tour Dates For Fall 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Two-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum New Zealand songstressLordehas today announced she is returning to North America this fall. Her tour will commence in Philadelphia's Mann Center on 09/5, making stops on the east coast, heading south, across the mid-west, and winding up on west coast at the prestigiousAustin City Limits Festivalin October. Sign up now for tickets viahttp://tickets.lorde.co.nz. Deadline isWednesday, June 4that11:59PM EST.Remaining tickets will go on-sale nationwideFriday, June 6th. (more...)

A Debut Album Produced By Steely Dan's Gary Katz, A Top Five Single, A Growing Fanbase And Upcoming Live Shows Pave The Way For The Release Of Frank Shiner's CD The Rea
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Frank Shiner is a unique new singer whose vocals evoke a certain sound associated with the old school American Songbook era. But all comparisons end there, as is clearly evident on Shiner's debut album, The Real Me, set for release on Bakerson/Pyramid Records, Universal Music Group on June 24th 2014. To celebrate the release of the CD, Shiner will perform at 54 Below in New York City on June 25 th and at The Winery At St. George in Mohegan Lake, New York on July 8 th. He will also be signing albums and performing songs from the upcoming release at Barnes & Noble in his hometown of Wilkes-Barre, PA on June 27 th. The debut single from the album entitled 'Feels Like Home' is currently Top 5 on the AC Radio Charts. (more...)

REPUBLIC RECORDS Announces Historic Lifetime Recording Contract 'With John Mellencamp
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

NEW YORK, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today,REPUBLIC RECORDSannounced an unprecedented 'lifetime' recording contract withJOHN MELLENCAMP. 'The Voice of the Heartland'has touched the hearts and souls of music listeners and influenced American culturewith enduring songs. He will release his 22nd full-length album this fall,Plain Spoken, a stunningly elegant and soul-searching gem. (more...)

hoopla digital Adds eBooks to Growing Content Collection
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

HOLLAND, Ohio, May. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ After 25 years of providing physical editions of movies, television shows, music albums, and more recently, audiobooks, Midwest Tape today announced that eBooks will be added to its hoopla digital platform later this year. hoopla digital currently offers participating libraries and their patrons over 170,000 titles in music, movies, TV shows, and audiobooks through its state-of-the-art app and website. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL XIII Winner Caleb Johnson Releases Debut Album this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The newly crowned winner of AMERICAN IDOL XIII, Caleb Johnson took the nation by storm with his magnetic personality and powerhouse vocals. Now, the 22-year-old rocker from Asheville, NC, will release his self-titled debut album this summer. The album, anticipated for an August 12 release on 19 Recordings/Interscope Records, is available now for pre-order on iTunes. Fans who pre-order will instantly get Johnson's single and AMERICAN IDOL XIII finale song, 'As Long As You Love Me,' written by Justin Hawkins and produced by Howard Benson. (more...)

SUSAN MAZO NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS FOR UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, announced today the appointment of Susan Mazo as senior vice president of global communications,effective immediately. Mazo's responsibilities include the company's global philanthropic efforts,major internal and external events, and special projects, as wellas supportingUMG's media relations efforts. Mazo will report to UMG's executive vice president and head of global communications, Will Tanous,and will be based in the company's New York office. (more...)

NOW That's What I Call A Workout 4 Released Today Exclusively on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The first three volumes of NOW That's What I Call Music!'s wildly popular NOW That's What I Call A Workout series all debuted at No. 1 in the iTunes Fitness store (more...)

ExactTarget Marketing Cloud Unveils Future of Marketing Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Set for Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Chicago, the Future of Marketing Tour will feature the latest research on marketing priorities and insights for creating digital journeys for customers. (more...)

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 50 Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 50, the latest numbered volume from the world's best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (more...)

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