Universal Music Group News

The GRAMMY Foundation Launches Online Applications for GRAMMY in the Schools Programs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The GRAMMY Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2015 GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY Camp Jazz Session and GRAMMY Signature Schools programs for high school students and high school music programs. (more...)

Hugh Jackman to Lead Host Committee for Third Annual Global Citizen Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Today, the Global Citizen Festival announced the official 2014 host committee will be led by Hugh Jackman, and will also include Adrian Grenier, Alek Wek 'H&M Conscious Foundation Ambassador,' Allison Williams (more...)

Nick Jonas to Perform Live at Mesa Arts Center, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

Multi-talented recording artist and actor, Nick Jonas, will perform in the Piper Repertory Theater at Mesa Arts Center on September 27 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Microgroove Works with Ingram Content Group to Bring Physical Goods Fulfillment and Transactional Capabilities to Mobile Applications
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

SEATTLE, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Microgroove, a Seattle-based software company, is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with Ingram Content Group, the world's largest distributor of physical and digital content, that will give businesses with mobile applications a simple way to create a new revenue stream through a white-label platform that integrates physical product suggestions and provides a seamless checkout experience for users. (more...)

Digitally Remastered GEORGE HARRISON: The Apple Years to Be Released 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Universal Music Group and the Harrison family are proud to announce that George Harrison's first six solo albums, released between 1968 and 1975 on The Beatles' Apple Records label, have been digitally remastere (more...)

Carolyn Malachi, Benjamin Walker, Ryan Raftery & More to Play Joe's Pub, 8/27-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its schedule for August 27-September 7, featuring MARY MILLBEN, MIKEY WAX / MY SILENT BRAVERY, DAVELL CRAWFORD, CAROLYN MALACHI, MIKE BARNETT, FIND THE FUNNY, DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL and more. (more...)

Mara Wilson, Caroline Rose, Mary Millben, and More to Perform at Joe's Pub 8/20-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

This week, Joe's Pub at the Public will feature the talents of many performers, including Mara Wilson, Caroline Rose, Mary Millben, and more, August 20-31. (more...)

Vince Szydlowski Named Senior Vice President, Label Sales for Capitol Music Group
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Vince Szydlowski has been appointed Senior Vice President of Label Sales for Capitol Music Group (CMG), it was announced today by Greg Thompson, Executive Vice President of the company. In his new position, Szydlowski will implement and execute the Group's sales and retail marketing strategies, incorporating those plans into the efforts of Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) and managing Capitol's vital interaction with that company. He will oversee Capitol Music Group's National Sales staff in the design and planning of strategic retail campaigns.Szydlowski is based in Hollywood in the company's iconic Capitol Tower. (more...)

Nashville Business Journal Announces the 2014 Women in Music City Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

NASHVILLE, TN - The Nashville Business Journal has named the winners to be honored at its inaugural 2014 Women in Music City Awards. Taking place on Sept. 15, at the Omni Nashville Hotel, the red-carpet awards dinner will honor women who are helping shape Nashville's $9.8 billion music industry. (more...)

John Mellencamp to Release New Album 'Plain Spoken' 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

John Mellencampwill release one of the most distinguished records of his career,Plain Spokenon September 23, 2014 (more...)

Exclusive Recording Contract Up for Grabs for 2014 Sarah Vaughan Competition Winner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Larry Rosen Productions (LRP), and Concord Music Group announce a landmark agreement to provide an exclusive recording contract offer to record and release an album on Concord Records to the winner of the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International jazz Vocal Competition, now known as the SASSY awards. (more...)

BMI Award-Winning Producer Svoy, Releases Entire Catalogue Backwards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014


Antonio Orozco to Perform on TERRA LIVE MUSIC IN STUDIO, 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Terra announces the Spanish pop star, ANTONIO OROZCO, as the next artist to perform on the 'Terra Live Music in Studio' stage, presented by Sprint. (more...)

Jody Gerson Named Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, announced today that it has appointed Jody Gerson as Chairman and CEO of the company's music publishing division, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), effective January 1, 2015. (more...)

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...)

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