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Spotify and Universal Music Group Ink Licensing Deal, Expanding Label’s Role as “Early Adopter” of Tools

Spotify and Universal Music Group have finalized a new and expanded multi-year global licensing agreement.

Universal Music Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge Hospitalized for Coronavirus

Universal Music Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge has been hospitalized after testing positive for coronavirus, a UMG source confirms to The Hollywood Reporter.

Music Execs Push for Inclusion at Billboard Power 100 Event

Billboard’s executive of the year Lucian Grainge, chairman/CEO of Universal Music Group, and Sony/ATV chairman/CEO Martin Bandier, recipient of this year’s Clive Davis Visionary Award, led the A-list of honorees and well-wishers who packed the Avra Beverly Hills, along with rising executives recognized in the magazine’s inaugural New Power Generation list, for the Billboard Power 100 celebration.

Universal’s Lucian Grainge & Columbia’s Rob Stringer Honored at Billboard Power 100 Party

Lana Del Rey, Elle King, Andra Day & more artists come out to L.A. party to support this year's execs.

Grammys: This Is the Man Behind All Five Album of the Year Nominees

Universal Music Group's Lucian Grainge wins no matter what at this year's Grammys (all album of the year noms are his), has an Oscar contender to boot ('Amy') and is fighting for his content to get the cash it deserves.

Ashley Newton Named President of Capitol Music Group

The move reunites the executive with CMG chairman Steve Barnett, with whom he worked at Columbia Records.

Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge Honored at Billboard Power 100 Party

Music's top decision-makers were feted at the annual celebration, which took place in Beverly Hills on Thursday night.

Billboard 2015 Power 100 List Revealed

Universal Music Group boss Lucian Grainge moves up a place to top the list after his labels broke four new artists in 2014, including Iggy Azalea, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande and Sam Smith.

Neil Diamond Signs to Universal Music Publishing Group

UMPG will rep Diamond's entire catalog including hits written for other artists like The Monkees' "I’m a Believer"

Capitol Music Group Marks Second Annual Capitol Congress with Artist Performances

Neil Diamond, Sam Smith and 5 Seconds of Summer were among those on hand, with signing of Mary J. Blige announced.

Universal Music Group Eyes YouTube as Spawning Ground for New Pop Stars

Company gives Awesomeness Music, a partnership with Brian Robbins, Steve Rifkind and Russell Simmons, a label deal.

Tom Whalley’s Loma Vista Goes to Concord Music Group

Veteran label exec's imprint moves from Republic, taking St. Vincent, Spoon, Little Dragon, Rhye, Cut Copy, Soundgarden and others along with him.