Universal Music Group News

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...)

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...)

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