We are Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company.

We exist to shape culture through the power of artistry.

We are a community of entrepreneurs committed to creativity and innovation.

We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries.

We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

Our vast catalog of recordings and songs stretches back over a century and comprises the largest, most diverse and culturally rich collection of music ever assembled.

As digital technology refashions the world, our unmatched commitment to lead in developing new services, platforms and business models for the delivery of music and related content empowers innovators and allows new commercial and artistic opportunities to flourish.

Knowing that music, a powerful force for good in the world, is unique in its ability to inspire people and bring them together, we work with our artists and employees to serve our communities.

We are the home for music’s greatest artists, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Together, we are UMG, the Universal Music Group.


With offices in more than 60 countries, Universal Music Group BV (“Universal Music Group” or “UMG”) is the world leader in music-based entertainment.

Universal Music Group’s corporate headquarters are located in Hilversum, Netherlands and its operational headquarters are located in Santa Monica, California, USA.

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Executive Management Board

Lucian Grainge CBE

Sir Lucian Grainge

Sir Lucian Grainge is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment. Grainge has spent his entire career in the music industry and has signed and worked with many worldwide stars, including ABBA, Jay Z, Elton John, Katy Perry, Queen, Rihanna, The Rolling Stones, Sam Smith, U2 and Amy Winehouse, among many others. Over the span of three decades, he has not only pioneered new approaches to the signing and development of the world’s most successful recording artists and songwriters but he has consistently championed the development of innovative business models … more

Michele Anthony

Michele Anthony

Michele Anthony is Executive Vice President of Universal Music Group, where her responsibilities include helping manage UMG’s U.S. labels and overseeing Universal Music Canada, the global catalog division Universal Music Enterprises, as well as the company’s global brand partnerships. She is also responsible for the U.S. Commercial Services Division, where she works with UMG’s U.S. labels to maximize commercial and strategic opportunities to establish new revenue streams, form alliances with third parties and create a variety of special projects. Anthony additionally oversees development of UMG’s film, television and theatrical projects alongside Universal Music Publishing Group Chairman and CEO Jody … more

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Frank Briegmann

Frank Briegmann is Chairman & CEO of Central Europe & Deutsche Grammophon. He is responsible for Universal Music Group’s operations in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Benelux, the Scandinavian Countries, Eastern Europe and Western Balkans, as well as the Deutsche Grammophon label. Briegmann joined Universal Music Germany in 2004, as the youngest CEO in the history of all German major labels. Briegmann focused on signing and establishing local artists and led the company to become the leader in the domestic market. He has developed new businesses and continues to reinforce the company’s culture of forging close partnerships with its artists. From 1995 to 2004,  … more

Jody Gerson

Jody Gerson

Jody Gerson is Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group, Universal Music’s global publishing division. With more than three decades of experience, Gerson is one of music’s most respected, accomplished executives and a preeminent creative authority. She is the first female chairman of a global music company and the first woman to be named CEO of a major music publisher. Since joining UMPG in 2015, Gerson has transformed the company into a billion-dollar business and the industry’s best global home to songwriters. Under her leadership, UMPG dramatically improved its competitive and financial performance, growing its revenue 56%. Gerson … more

Jeffrey Harleston

Jeffrey Harleston

Jeffrey Harleston is General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for Santa Monica, California-based Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment with operations in more 60 countries. UMG’s labels include Capitol, Interscope, Republic, Motown, Island, Def Jam, Decca and Verve, as well as a leading global music publishing company, Universal Music Publishing and the industry’s leading merchandising company, Bravado. Harleston is a member of UMG’s executive management board and he is responsible for overseeing all business transactions, contracts, and litigation for UMG’s operations worldwide. In addition, he is also responsible for the … more


Eric Hutcherson

Eric Hutcherson is Executive Vice President, Chief People and Inclusion Officer at Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment. In this role, Hutcherson is a member of the company’s senior management and leads a global team across UMG’s record labels, publishing division and operating companies to align talent functions, amplify the company’s entrepreneurial-based culture, accelerate diversity and inclusion across all levels and territories, attract, retain and develop talent, accelerate the company’s social justice initiatives and build on UMG’s successful track-record of driving innovation by recruiting employees who bring new ideas, perspectives and skillsets. Hutcherson joined UMG … more


David Joseph

David Joseph is Chairman and CEO of Universal Music UK and Ireland, overseeing all divisions of the company in those countries including the labels Capitol, Decca, Island, Polydor and EMI alongside the world’s most famous recording studios, Abbey Road. Universal Music UK is home to successful artists from across the musical spectrum including The Rolling Stones, U2, Florence + The Machine, Mumford & Sons, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Lewis Capaldi, Dave, Michael Kiwanuka and Celeste. Joseph joined Universal Music UK in August 1998 as General Manager of the company’s Polydor label before moving up in February 2002 to become … more

Andew Kronfeld

Andrew Kronfeld

Andrew Kronfeld is Executive Vice President, Marketing for Universal Music Group. In this role, Kronfeld works directly with UMG’s labels in managing the interaction and coordination of artist repertoire across the new regional hub structure, insuring that artists are receiving the ideal marketing and creative development resources to grow their careers. He is based in Santa Monica, California. Previously, Kronfeld served as President of Global Marketing for UMG’s international division in London. He was responsible for developing and driving unified, global marketing strategies to support and advance the success of UMG’s world-class roster of artists. This included coordinating releases, … more

Boyd Muir

Boyd Muir

Boyd Muir is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and President of Operations for Universal Music Group. He is responsible for overseeing UMG’s global finance operations, including asset management, information technology, accounting, supply chain, and human resources. He also oversees Bravado, UMG’s global merchandising company and Eagle Rock Entertainment, a UK-based producer and distributor of music video programming. Working seamlessly across the corporate and creative aspects of UMG’s operations, Boyd has played a central role in the physical-to-digital reshaping of company resources. He has also been involved in a number of acquisitions, including Sanctuary Group and V2 Music Group, … more

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Michael Nash

Michael Nash is Executive Vice President of Digital Strategy and oversees UMG’s digital business development activities around the world. Nash has worked at the forefront of media and technology convergence for his entire career as an executive, entrepreneur and producer. Most recently, Nash served as a strategic advisor to Warner Music Group (WMG), as well as several digital media startups and new technology companies.  Prior to that, he served as an executive at WMG from 2000-2011, rising to the role of Executive Vice President of Digital Strategy and Business Development where he oversaw WMG’s worldwide new media projects, strategic relationships and … more

Will Tanous

Will Tanous

Will Tanous is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and a member of Universal Music Group’s Executive Management Board. He plays a key role in the development of the company’s business strategy, oversees several major strategic and corporate endeavors, as well as managing worldwide external and internal communications, global public policy, investor and government relations, event functions and social responsibility. Tanous also oversees the interaction and coordination of the communications functions of UMG’s operating companies in more than 60 countries. Immediately prior to UMG, Tanous served as Executive Vice President of Communications & Marketing for Warner Music Group (WMG). … more