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'Bridge Over Troubled Water' - Artists for Grenfell

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 21 June 2017

Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in West London, Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ has been recorded by over 50 artists to raise money for those affected by this devastating event. All proceeds from the song will be distributed via the London Community Foundation. Click through to listen and donate. 

JW Beekman Promoted to Chief Financial Officer, Worldwide of UMPG

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 02 June 2017

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publishing company, announced today that JW Beekman has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer, Worldwide of UMPG, effective immediately. He succeeds Michael Sammis who was recently named as President of Universal Publishing Production Music.

Universal Music Publishing Group Songwriters Sweep 2017 Ivor Novello Awards

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 18 May 2017

At the 62nd Ivor Novello awards, Universal Music Publishing Group artists and writers took home eight awards across a range of major categories. Florence Welch, Nitin Sawhney, Pulp, Gary Numan, Bill Withers, Laura Mvula, Coldplay and Josh Homme have all been honoured for their exceptional songwriting achievements.

Jack White Signs First Ever-Global Publishing Agreement With UMPG

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 28 April 2017

Jack White, the highly revered singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer, has signed a first-ever global, multi-year agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) to administer the iconic artist’s entire song catalogue.

Ivor Novello nominations 2017

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 19 April 2017

Artists and writers signed to Universal Music Publishing have received 6 nominations for the 62nd Ivor Novello awards. Coldplay, Laura Mvula, Adele, Tobias Jesso Jr and Josh Homme are amongst the artists and writers in the running.

25 UMPG Artists Nominated For Billboard Music Awards

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 12 April 2017

UMPG has 25 artists nominated for awards at the forthcoming Billboard Music Awards, including Adele, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes, who are all nominated for the prestigious Top Artist Award! The award show will take place on Sunday May 21st at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Steve Mac celebrates huge chart success

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 12 April 2017

Rokstone Music/ UMPG writer Steve Mac is celebrating his massive No.1 hit, 'Shape of You', by Ed Sheeran (produced by Mac and co-written with Ed Sheeran & Johnny McDaid). The song has had 12 consecutive weeks at the top of the UK charts, reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and since release has topped the official charts in 60 countries worldwide. 

New signing: Nilüfer Yanya

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 07 March 2017

Universal Music Publishing are delighted to announce the signing of Nilüfer Yanya. Nilüfer's music incorporates the city’s urban edge with beautiful wandering guitar lines, downtrodden soulful and jazz flickered melodies, on top of minimalist and atmospheric beats. 

New signing: Lisa Hannigan

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 02 March 2017

Universal Music Publishing are delighted to announce the signing of Lisa Hannigan and welcome her to the UMP family. Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan first came to light singing harmonies alongside Damien Rice. She contributed significantly to Rice’s platinum-selling debut ‘O’ and critically lauded follow up ‘9’, and has since been stretching her musical expertise in many directions: collaborating with artists as diverse as Ray LaMontagne, Richard Hawley, Herbie Hancock and Glen Hansard.