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Billie Eilish for Apple’s Holiday commercial

Apple’s latest Holiday commercial features 'come out and play' - a song co-written and performed by new UMPG signing Billie Eilish especially for the ad. The animated spot follows a girl working on a creative project on her Mac but keeping her work hidden away in a box, until one day her dog knocks open the window and all her papers fly out into the street. When people outside pick up the pieces of her work, they all smile – portraying the message of the ad: “have you ever made something wonderful but were too afraid to share it?”

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UMPG signs George Fenton to global administration deal

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global publishing company, today announced that acclaimed composer George Fenton has been signed to a global administration deal. A legendary musician renowned for his work in film, television and theater, Fenton has scored hundreds of soundtracks. His extensive works include music credits for Gandhi, BBC’s Planet Earth, Groundhog Day, Cry Freedom, The Madness of King George, Shadowlands and Dangerous Liaisons, among many others. Throughout his career, Fenton has received numerous awards including from the Emmys, BAFTAs, Ivors, Classic Brit Awards, BMI Awards, and many more. 
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Universal Music Publishing Group signs Billie Eilish to global co-publishing deal

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publishing company, today announced the signing of global pop phenomenon Billie Eilish to an exclusive co-publishing deal. 16-year-old singer-songwriter Eilish (Darkroom/Interscope Records) has become one of music’s fastest-rising superstars. Her debut EP “dont smile at me” was released in 2017 to critical acclaim and has surpassed 2.5 billion streams worldwide.

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Universal Music Publishing Group promotes Simon Baker to General Manager, European Operations

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publishing company, today announced that Simon Baker has been promoted to General Manager, European Operations, effective immediately. Based in London, Baker will continue reporting to UMPG Chief Operating Officer Marc Cimino.

In his new position, Baker will continue to provide support on financial and business matters to UMPG’s European team of Managing Directors, including UK MD Mike McCormack. In addition, Baker will work closely with the company’s leadership in Santa Monica. He previously served as SVP, Finance and Operations for Europe, and joined UMPG in 2001.

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UMPG signs You Me At Six to global publishing deal

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global publishing company, today announced that U.K. rock band You Me At Six (YMAS) has been signed to a global publishing deal starting with the band’s newest album, VI, and continuing through all future works. Self-described as “a band that straddles styles” by singer Josh Franceschi, YMAS released VI just weeks ago racking up over 10 million streams. A creative departure from their previous albums, the record travels effortlessly between sounds and moods, from defiant rock to joyous, uplifting pop.
 
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Music Business Worldwide A&R Awards 2018

In association with Abbey Road Studios, the A&R Awards will return to London in November 2018. UMPG have been nominated for a total of 6 awards within various Music categories.

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Music Week Sync Awards 2018 nominations

Finalists have been announced for the Music Week Sync Awards, which returns for its fifth year this October, UMPG have been nominated for twenty awards in a variety of categories.  

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