The partnership between Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) and podcast maker Audio Up is a reminder that publishers can play in this space too.
We’ve written about the huge audiences for esports tournaments before, and the opportunities for artists to perform live at these events. Now Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has spied an […]
There has been a steady build-up of pressure on Sony and its RCA Records subsidiary to drop R. Kelly, in the wake of the latest set of allegations about his […]
Tensions between music publishers and Spotify are nothing new, but there appears to be a new fissure opening up: over the videos that Spotify embeds in its popular playlists. And […]
The US Department of Justice’s decision to bar music publishers from partially withdrawing from PROs ASCAP and BMI’s blanket licences, as well as to introduce 100% licensing rules, continues to be met by a barrage of criticism.
Universal Music Publishing Group boss Jody Gerson has been talking about her first six months in the role, including her optimism that industry rows about songwriters’ rights can be solved. […]
Looking for some light bedtime reading this week? How about Sony/ATV’s complete catalogue of works in a big list? Okay, perhaps it’s not a thrilling page-turner, but the move is […]
Confusion around the status of Pandora and other interactive radio services’ licensing deals in the US has died down somewhat in recent weeks
Pandora doesn’t like signing direct licensing deals with music publishers at all, as shown by its moves to force publishers to continue licensing it through ASCAP.
Universal Music Publishing Group North America has a new president: Evan Lamberg. He was promoted from his previous role as EVP of creative for UMPG East Coast, stepping up to fill the gap left by former chairman and CEO David Renzer. Lamberg will report to UMG boss Lucian Grainge and president/COO Zach Horowitz.