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umpg rocks - Universal Music Publishing Group
UNIVERSAL
MUSIC
PUBLISHING
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Dominates Hip-Hop,
Mariah
Carey
Song of the Summer
The World
MARIAH AND 50 CENT RULE RADIO AND RETAIL
GROUP
UMPG ROCKS: THE KILLERS, FOO FIGHTERS, 3 DOORS DOWN, JACK JOHNSON, FRANZ FERDINAND AND MORE
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Chairman’s Message
UK Spotlight
North America
Industry Viewpoint
Nashville
Catalog
Film/TV/Advertising
Canada
Europe
Latin America
SE Asia/Japan/South Africa
Australia and New Zealand
Rondor
Staff Update
Worldwide Directory
UMPG Magazine is distributed to music, film/TV and advertising professionals worldwide. UMPG Magazine is designed and published by UMPG Marketing/Communications
Dept. in Los Angeles, with contributions from publishing staff worldwide. Editor: Heather Brown. Subscribe by sending an e-mail to: [email protected]
CONTENTS
Chairman’s Message
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It is gratifying to see many of UMPG’s recent signings, both
superstars and new artists alike, achieving tremendous levels
of success. Both Mariah Carey and 50 Cent look to have two of
the most successful records of their careers. Mariah’s new single “We Belong Together” (IDJ) has logged fourteen weeks at
No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is being widely acclaimed as
the “Song of the Summer.” The Mariah CD has now shipped over
5 million world-wide.
Equally impressive are the sales of UMPG’s breakthrough
act The Killers, who’s debut album, Hot Fuss, has now sold
approximately 4 million world-wide.
In addition to these successful artists and our record number of No. 1’s this year, including No. 1 market share in the UK
in the first quarter of 2005, we will not be resting on our laurels.
UMPG is set to launch a new Production Music Library business this fall. We are also preparing for our Global convention of
our Managing Directors from around the world as we discuss
ways to both grow our business and serve you better.
We hope you enjoy this Fall 2005 edition of our newsletter
and we look forward to doing more business with you.
UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP
www.umusicpub.com • www.SYNCHExpress.com
2440 Sepulveda Boulevard, Ste. 100, Los Angeles, California 90064-1712
Tel. (310) 235-4700 • Fax (310) 235-4900
Information in UMPG magazine is subject to change. Universal makes no warranties or representations of any kind, whether
express or implicit regarding this publication or its contents. Further, Universal makes no warranties or representations that the
content of this publication are current, accurate or complete. Universal assumed no liability or responsibility for any damages
of any kind arising out of or in connection with any errors or omissions in the contents of this publication. © 2005 Universal
Music Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved. For Promotional Use Only. Not For Resale.
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UMPG • 03
UK Territory Spotlight
UK Overview
UMP UK has enjoyed recently a tremendous run of success
artistically and commercially. Paul Connolly, Managing Director
UK/Executive VP for Europe along with his management team
including Deputy MD Mike McCormack, General Manager Sarah
Levin, European Finance Director Simon Baker and Head of Film &
TV Barbara Zamoyska and their dedicated teams across the creative, business & administrative departments, have had numerous
key signings including multi-million selling, chart-topping artists,
Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, The Darkness, The Streets and McFly
have sold in excess of 11 million albums combined in 2004 and
the first half of 2005.
In addition to commercial success, their artists and writers
have won numerous accolades at every major UK awards ceremony, including the BRITs, the Ivor Novellos and the coveted Mercury
Music Prize. Multiple award winners include Blue, Chemical
04 • UMPG
Brothers, Basement Jaxx, Franz Ferdinand, The Darkness, McFly,
Metrophonic, Murlyn Songs, The Streets, and Westlife, plus songwriters Eg White and Rob Davis, to name just a few.
They have successfully extended a number of deals recently
too including Van Morrison, Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack,
Metallica, John Coltrane, Stereophonics, The Doors, Rob Davis,
The Clash, and Elton John.
The critical and commercial achievements of each of these
artists, in particular the success enjoyed by The Killers and Franz
Ferdinand, have translated into an unparalleled level of chart success for UMP in the UK and internationally. As a result, they have
achieved improved market share and emerged victorious to finish
as top quarterly UK publisher for the first time in six years for
quarter one of 2005 with a combined singles and albums share
of 22.16%.
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Since exploding on the scene in early 2004,
UMPG’s Scottish art-school rock band Franz
Ferdinand has made quite an impression, garnering a hit single and a 4x platinum album in the
U.K., selling over 3.4 million units worldwide of
the self-titled album Franz Ferdinand.
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Ferdinand, set for release on October 3, 2005. The
album’s first single, “Do You Want To,” was
released on September 19. The band will play
several UK festival dates and will be touring the
U.S. and Canada this fall.
The band received rave critical reviews
with their debut offering - the New Musical
Express gave the album 9 out of 10 stars and the
BBC called it “a masterpiece of funky, punky,
suave cool from the first track to the last.”
Backed by the infectious strength of
Franz Ferdinand ’s five singles, the group has
had a run of chart success. The album debuted at number 3 on the UK album charts in
February 2004 and reached the top 5 of the
indie rock and Heatseeker charts.
On September 7, 2004 the album was
awarded the 2004 Mercury Music Prize.
“Take Me Out” gained first place in the
Australian Triple J Hottest 100 for 2004, winning more than twice the votes of the second-place entry.
In 2005, “Take Me Out” was in an ad campaign
for the PlayStation Portable game system.
Double Platinum Synth-Rockers The Killers Still Riding
Success of Debut Album, Hot Fuss
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UMPG’s worldwide sensation, The Killers, took the fashionista
pop world by storm in 2004 with the catchiest song of the summer,
“Somebody Told Me.” Their debut album, Hot Fuss, has since gone
four times platinum in the UK, with an astonishing four hit singles:
“Somebody Told Me,” “Mr. Brightside,” “All These Things That I’ve
Done,” and “Smile Like You Mean It.”
The Killers most recently supported U2 on the European leg of
their Vertigo tour and will be playing U.S. dates this fall.
The Las Vegas foursome are blazing the trails of the synth-rock
movement. The innovative sound of combining 80’s dance beats
with heavy guitars is everywhere, and several other like-minded
groups, including UMPG’s own The Bravery, are dominating the airwaves. The Killers and The Bravery have been trading jabs in the
press as part of an ongoing rivalry, landing sucker punches at every
opportunity and garnering both groups extensive publicity.
The Killers originally got together in 2002 and when London-
based indie label Lizard King caught wind of the band’s brewing
hype they were quickly signed and issued the limited-edition single
for “Mr. Brightside.” In October, The Killers’ buzz earned them a
prime spot at the annual CMJ Music Marathon. They were signed to
UMPG’s U.K. office before becoming top worldwide sellers.
The Killers have become a sensation with the public and the
press around the globe, landing on the cover of every major music
magazine and performing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The
O.C. In January 2005 they were the musical guest on Saturday Night
Live and in May they performed throughout MTV Presents: The Next
Generation Xbox Revealed. The Killers have also appeared as musical guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live,
Pepsi Smash, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Britain’s
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and Later with Jools Holland.
The Killers worldwide sales have exceeded 4.3 million albums,
with 1.2 million albums sold in the UK alone.
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+ WHAT’S HOT
50
Tom Sturges
Executive Vice President, Creative Affiars
Cent Dominates Hip-Hop, The World
Already down in history as one of rap/hip hop’s biggest acts ever, the success of 50 Cent
is undeniable. His smooth lyrics and beats, coupled with a hard-core superstar image, has
made him a sensation and catapulted his albums to incredible commercial success. 50 Cent
has sold over 20 million records worldwide. His record-breaking debut album Get Rich or Die
Tryin’ has sold over 12 million units worldwide, with the largest debut in SoundScan history.
His sophomore effort, The Massacre, sold over 1.14 million copies in its first four days of
release and is sittin’ pretty at four times platinum. In 2005, 50 Cent became the first artist to
have four songs in the top ten of Billboard’s Hot 100 since The Beatles in 1964.
50 was named ASCAP’s 2004 Pop and R&B Songwriter of the Year and his book, From
Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside Queens, a violent and introspective memoir, came out August 9 under MTV Books/Pocketbooks.
50 Cent’s business empire includes: a record label (G-Unit Records, a division of Interscope
Records), apparel/footwear ventures (G-Unit Clothing and footwear, joint ventures through the
Ecko Clothing Company and Reebok,respectively),vitamin water (Formula 50,through Glacéau’s
Vitamin Water), watch line (G-Unit Watches, through Jacob & Co), and a video game (50 Cent:
Bulletproof, through Vivendi Games). His future plans are to dominate the film and television
worlds through two new G-Unit ventures in film and television...and his most prized project: the
nonprofit organization The G-Unity Foundation, which aims to better the life of urban youth.
50 Cent is currently on tour and is wrapping the semi-autobiographical film in which he
stars, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, set for release in fall 2005 under MTV Films.
Universal Music Publishing Group Celebrates
Mariah Carey's Song of the Summer
On the heels of signing with UMPG, Mariah Carey released her monumental achievement, The Emancipation Of
Mimi (IDJ) which crossed the RIAA double-platinum mark of 2 million units within 6 weeks. Carey secured her place as
the #1 most successful female artist of all time as the single "We Belong Together" reigns for its fourteenth week at No.
1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Of the 20 weeks the single has been on the chart, a dozen have been spent in the No. 1 position. The track's reign was interrupted for just one week in June, but otherwise it has ruled the chart all summer.
On the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the cut enters its 13th straight week on top at time of press, and the title is also
No. 1 on the Hot Ringtones tally for a fourth week.
"We Belong Together" is Mariah Carey's 16th song to top the Billboard Hot 100. This positions Mariah as the only
artist in contention to surpass the Beatles (with 20 #1's) and Elvis Presley (18 #1's) in the modern era. With 62 total
weeks of #1 hits since 1990, Mariah also ranks 2nd only to Elvis, with 80 weeks.
Commented David Renzer, Worldwide Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group: "Mariah Carey is
well known for her incredible voice, but not all recognize her incredible strength as a songwriter and the fact
that she has co-written all of her best known songs. We plan to champion this strength and the amazing
songs in her catalogue. We are also excited about potential opportunities for Mariah to align her musical talents with Oscar-caliber feature film prospects in the works."
UMPG recently released a Mariah Carey Film/TV CD sampler celebrating her illustrious
career, her amazing vocals, and her extensive catalog of hits by highlighting a full range
of Mariah's material for music supervisors.
Mariah Carey recorded her Emancipation of Mimi LP for Island/Def Jam
under the auspices of L.A Reid and the management of Benny Medina at
Handprint Entertainment.
06 • UMPG
INDUSTRY VIEWPOINT
+ INDUSTRY VIEWPOINT
SPOTLIGHT ON GLOBAL
ADMINISTRATION
Highlights of UMPG’s Proprietary
Global Administration Systems
By Guest Columnist: Mike Sammis, Exec. VP/Chief Financial Officer
Most people tend to think of administration systems as a
back office function which is not “core” to our business. Try telling
that to the thousands of clients we have...that maximizing our collections is not a primary focus. At UMPG, we have always recognized this position as a fallacy. As is the case in most successful
businesses, it’s the bottom line that counts and maximizing royalty payments to our clients is our #1 priority.
We strive to collect every cent, for every right, from every
source, in every territory, for every use. Because of the importance
of this objective, we will not sub-contract our responsibilities.
Instead, we employ local personnel who understand local conditions, exploit the local market, chase the local money and deal with
local writers. In support of this, we have our Global Center (in
London) which, supported by proven systems of extensive
automation, provides supervision, direction, royalty review, control
and strategy.
Certain upstart organisations boast of services they offer
almost as if they were unique to them! In reality, many publishers
offer a very similar suite of services. The difference is in the execution of those services.
• Global Reach - We are active in 52 territories, each supported by the same systems with standardized copyright detail in
each and every territory.
• Global Systems – All of our global systems are integrated. Information may be initiated in one territory and will flow seamlessly, accurately and timely throughout all other territories as
appropriate.
• Automatic Circulation - Deal / copyright information
entered in one territory is automatically circulated to all territories
of our control.
• Electronic Registration – We have a flexible registration format which enables us to register rights by whatever method
will be accepted by the relevant society or performing rights orga-
nization. We prefer to register our rights electronically (including via
standard industry formats such as CWR) where possible, but for
those organizations that do not as yet accept electronic delivery, we
still employ automated processes to generate registrations by alternate methods.
• Pre-emptive Mechanical Claiming – We have
systems in place to automatically identify our controlling interest
for territories (eg, Australasia, Asia and Latin America, North
America and South Africa) which do not have a mechanical rights
society, requiring us to deal directly with the numerous local record
labels.
• Global Royalty Review - We have dedicated teams,
both centrally and locally, who undertake general and targeted
reviews of both mechanical, performance and broadcast use. The
predictive nature and work flow processes embedded in our sophisticated software ensures that our reviews are wide ranging, comprehensive and timely.
• Global Center - Our Glocal Center in London is staffed by
highly trained and globally experienced publishing and IT specialists, who design, oversee and operate our global processes, support
our local operations, and liaise with societies, agencies and labels
worldwide. The Center is headed by Theo Strikkers (Sr. VP – Global
Administration) and Mike Donegan (VP – Global IT), both of whom
report to Michael Sammis (EVP / CFO).
Notwithstanding the above, we are not satisfied with status
quo. Each year, we make a significant further investment in our
systems, designed to address the needs of our customers and
keep pace with the ever-changing business environment in
which we operate. Our recent and near-term development
efforts are focused primarily on the most important issue to us;
customer service. We expect to roll-out some exciting new features within the next year so stay tuned!
UMPG • 07
+ NEW
NORTH AMERICA
REVENUE INITIATIVES
PRODUCTION LIBRARY
Jonathan Firstenberg
Creative Director
Universal Music Production Library
UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP
LAUNCHES NEW DIVISION
Universal’s Music Production Library will be launching this
Fall. UMPL will encompass high quality production music by
some of the hottest names in contemporary music responsible
for some of the biggest releases today. UMPL Composers have
worked with an impressive roster of popular artists, including: 50
Cent, G-Unit, KISS, John Lee Hooker, Bob Dylan, and many more.
UMPL will also offer a Composer’s Custom Lab, Music
Supervision, Recording Studio services. Additionally, a new
UMPL web site will be launched with a user friendly search
engine and integrated with links to SYNCHExpress.com, UMPG’s
popular music licensing destination.
Jonathan Firstenberg has been recruited to lead the new
initiative as the Creative Director. His background includes
extensive experience in the production music library industry
including roles at Zomba and other major music production
companies, as well as experience in music supervision, and
composing for TV and Daytime Dramas. Firstenberg is an Emmy-
winning composer/music supervisor for “Santa Barbara”,
“Guiding Light”, and “General Hospital” (Assoc. Director). In this
new role, Firstenberg will oversee the acquisition of content for
the library and promote the general business development of
the company. Firstenberg will report to Scott James, SVP
Film/TV and New Technologies.
The division will serve the Universal family of production
and broadcasting entities, as well as all production companies,
post-production houses, music supervisors, editors, advertising
agencies, ringtone and call back applications, video games, studio music departments, and more.
David Renzer, Chairman, Universal Music Publishing Group,
commented: “The Universal Music Production Library and related services that we are launching will offer exciting opportunities to both our writer/artists, as well as service the growing
music needs of various production outlets with music they
wouldn’t find in any other Production Music Library.”
Lyric Tees
UMPG is proud to announce the launch of a
new lyric merchandising initiative. The Lyric Merchandising Program
has successfully secured deals with top manufacturers to place
UMPG’s lyrics on t-shirts, purses, handbags and other pop-culture
merchandise. Products are due to roll out this fall in mass merchants
and specialty retailers. The merchandise will feature songs by topselling UMPG artists such as The Beach Boys, The Killers, Lynyrd
Skynyrd, KISS, Steppenwolf, Charlie Daniels, Aretha Franklin and more.
To get involved contact UMPG at [email protected]
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NORTH AMERICA
+ NEW
SIGNINGS
Top Industry Producer Mark Batson
Signs Exclusive Deal with UMPG
(Pictured L-R: Ethiopia Habtermariam (UMPG); Deirdre O'Hara (Management); Tom Sturges (EVP Creative
Affairs, UMPG); Mark Batson; Donna Caseine (VP Creative Services, UMPG); David Renzer (Chairman, UMPG);
and Andy Fuhrmann (VP Creative Affiars/GM East Coast, UMPG).
Mark Batson, GRAMMY winning producer and co-writer of the
No. 1 debuting major studio release by Dave Matthews Band
Stand Up (RCA) has signed an exclusive, world-wide administration deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.
Batson has an impressive discography of over seventy-eight
album credits, both performing on and producing tracks for prominent pop and hip-hop artists. Some of his notable production work
includes credits as co-writer and producer on The Game’s two times
platinum album Documentary (Aftermath); co-writer and producer
on Eminem’s four times platinum album Encore (Shady/Aftermath);
co-writer and producer on Beyonce’s four times platinum album
Dangerously in Love (Sony/Columbia); co-writer on Gwen Stefani’s
two times platinum album Love Angel Music Baby (Interscope); cowriter and producer on Anthony Hamilton’s Comin’ From Where I’m
From (SoSoDef/Jive) and co-writing and producing seven songs on
Seal’s multi-platinum album Seal IV (Warner Bros).
Batson has also earned credits co-writing and producing with
50 Cent, G-Unit, Sting, Seal, and Maroon 5. Batson’s production
of India Arie’s 2001 Acoustic Soul (Motown) garnered seven
GRAMMY nominations, including Album of the Year.
UMPG SIGNS WIND-UP RECORDS TO
WORLDWIDE (EX-NA) ADMIN DEAL
UMPG has successfully negotiated a worldwide administration agreement (excluding U.S. and Canada) with the
music publishing affiliates of Wind-up Entertainment. The
deal encompasses all of Wind-up’s existing and new works.
Through the deal, UMPG obtains administration rights
for the existing and future works Wind-up controls relating
to such international successes as Evanescence, Creed, Scott Stapp, Ben Moody,
Drowning Pool, Finger Eleven, Seether, some of the compositions on The Fantastic
Four soundtrack album, Alter Bridge, and many more.
“Steve Lerner and his team at Wind-up Records have established themselves as
a leading independent label that has successfully broken some of the biggest global rock acts including Evanescence and Creed, among many others,” said David
Renzer, Chairman and CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group. “We are thrilled that
they have chosen UMPG and the strength of our International team.”
“We are delighted to have signed our deal with Universal Music Publishing for
international and I’m very much looking forward to working with their team to pursue
synch possibilities,” said Wind-up President, Steve Lerner. UMPG secured the foreign
administration agreement with Wind-up in a highly competitive negotiation. The Windup catalogs were previously with EMI Music Publishing.
Among future releases from Wind-up, there is a great deal of excitement about
the new single written and performed by Ben Moody, formerly of Evanescence, featuring Anastacia. Additionally, later in the year there are expected to be new albums
from Evanescence, as well as from Scott Stapp, former lead singer of Creed.
UMPG • 09
Photo: Frank Veronsky
UMPG • 09
+ UMPG
NORTH AMERICA
ROCKS AMERICA AND THE WORLD
3 Doors Down Sold Out Tour
JACK
JOHNSON
MULTI-PLATINUM
After selling 12 million albums since their debut in 2000, 3
Doors Down released their third studio album Seventeen Days
(Republic/Universal), as their follow up album to Away From The
Sun. Seventeen Days debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 and
Billboard’s Top Internet Albums and has sold 1.25 million units. 3
Doors Down is rocking the nation with a sold out coast to coast
summer tour. The consistently successful chart topping band have
had six #1 singles: “Kryptonite,” “Duck & Run,” “Loser,” “Be Like
That,” “When I’m Gone,” and “Here Without You.”
Foo Fighters Top 3 Formats
The Foo Fighters new double album In Your Honor (RCA) is the band’s
fifth chart topping release since their 1995 self-titled debut. Driven by
the single “Best Of You,” which is topping three radio formats. The Foo
Fighters took their unique and precarious balance of aggression and
lady-killing melodic tenderness to create an eclectic double album. In
Your Honor hit the top ten of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums. The band was
recently featured on the covers of NME, Entertainment Weekly, and SPIN,
and is on a summer tour with Weezer.
Jack Johnson’s In Between Dreams was released on March 1st 2005 as the follow
up to the platinum Brushfire Fairytales and On and On. Less than a month after it’s
March release, In Between Dreams went gold and has now sold 1.4 million units in
the U.S. and another 800,000 copies worldwide. Jack Johnson’s In Between Dreams
has been on the top 200 charts for twenty consecutive weeks. The album has
shipped three times platinum in New Zealand, two times platinum in Australia and
Canada, platinum in the U.S. and gold in four additional countries.
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NORTH AMERICA
+ UMPG
On the
Radar
The
Bravery
The
Universal Music Publishing
Group signed The Bravery
to an exclusive co-publishing deal. The self-titled
album debuted in the top
twenty albums on The
Billboard 200 charts; it has
now sold 500,000+ units
world-wide. As the band
unleashed the No. 1 Alt single, “Honest Mistake,” HITS’
editorial board recently proclaimed The Bravery as the
#1 Band to Break. They have been featured in Rolling
Stone’s “10 Bands to Watch in 2005,” EW “Download
This,” Spin magazine “The Next Big Thing,” Billboard
feature story, New York Post “The Hot List,” Guitar
Player “Buzz Band,” NY Daily News “AOL Breakers,”
New York Times “Playlist,” and “Night Out with the
Bravery,” Stuff magazine “Hit Makers,” Newsday “10
bands to Watch,” The Metro “Top Bands of 2005” and
many more media outlets including MTV News, Village
Voice, Teen People, FHM, Playboy, Blender, and more.
ROCKS
THE BRAVERY’S self-titled debut album is a slick twist on ‘80s new
wave and post-millennium modern rock. The band was featured
on the cover of NME and has appeared on The Tonight Show with
Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. The Bravery’s hit single “An Honest Mistake” appeared on the season finale of the O.C.
The Bravery’s new single is titled “Unconditional.”
Emerging Artists:Ringside
UMPG's new rock signing, Ringside, is the creation of longtime friends Scott Thomas (singer/songwriter) and Balthazar
Getty (beat master). The duo wrote, engineered, and produced
their entire debut album, released by Flawless/Geffen. Scott
and Balt have been performing the first big single, "Tired of
Being Sorry" and more of their introspective, catchy tracks as
guests on the Ellen, Craig Ferguson, and Jimmy Kimmel shows
and as the opening act of Weezer's recent North American tour.
UMPG’S STURKEN & ROGERS
DISCOVER BREAKOUT ARTIST,
leading to Island Def Jam deal for RIHANNA
Evan Rogers and his wife were vacationing near Rihanna’s hometown,
when he discovered the 17-year-old
diva, Rihanna. After hearing her belt
out a couple of tunes, Evan and his
recording partner Carl Sturken,
promptly invited Rihanna to New York
to record some tracks. What followed
was a quick audition with Jay-Z, who
immediately signed Rihanna to UMPG sister label Def Jam
Recordings. Rihanna, Evan and Carl
have created close to a dozen songs
together, including the Carribean
beats/R&B hit single “Pon De Replay.”
The single is Billboard’s Hot 100
Greatest Gainer (currently No. 3).
UMPG • 11
+ WRITERS
NORTH AMERICA
AND PRODUCERS
UMPG Signs Swishahouse
Production Duo, Carnival Beats
Production duo, Carnival Beats, co-writers of seven tracks from the April 2005
breakout release Who Is Mike Jones? (released on the Swishahouse label and distributed through Warner Brothers) have signed an exclusive, world-wide songwriter
and co-publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.
Sporting a cache of hits that includes "Still Tippin" by Mike Jones, "Sittin'
Sideways" by Paul Wall, and "Purple Stuff" by Big Moe, Carnival Beats is a driving force
in the burgeoning Texas rap scene. Comprised of the production duo of brothers Salih
and Tomar Williams, Carnival Beats concentrates on bridging the gap between the live
instrumental feel of down home soul music and trance-inducing looped samples.
Managed by brother Ishaq Williams, Carnival Beats joins UMPG's successful roster of hitmakers, which includes 50 Cent, Dre & Vidal, Swizz Beatz, Mark Batson,
Raphael Saadiq, Megahertz, amongst others. Current projects: Paul Wall, Mike Jones,
Chingy, BunB, Lil’ Flip.
WHO’S WORKING WITH WHOM
SANCHEZ - TI (Atlantic), PSC (Atlantic), Paul Wall
(SwishaHouse), Young Jeezy (Def Jam), Boyz N Da Hood
(Bad Boy), Tyra (Universal), Akon (SRC/Universal)
DRE & VIDAL • Chris Brown (Jive), Christina Aguilera
(RCA), Ginuwine (Sony), Jaheim (Warner Bros.), Jamie
Foxx(J Records), Janet Jackson (Virgin), Joe (Jive), Mary
J. Blige (Geffen), Monica (J Records), One Chance,
Teairra Mari (IDJ), Toni Braxton (Blackground/Universal)
SWIZZ BEATZ - Beyonce (Columbia/Sony Urban), Busta
Rhymes (Aftermath), Cassidy (J Records), Chingy
(Capitol), DMX (Ruff Ryders/IDJ), Erykah Badu
(Universal/Motown), Eve (Interscope), Fat Joe (Atlantic),
Ice Cube (Capitol), Lil Kim (Atlantic), Ludacris (DTP/IDJ),
Mashonda (J Records), Nas (Sony Urban), P.O.D., Peedi
Crack (IDJ), Remy Martin (Atlantic), Snoop (Geffen),
Styles P (Interscope), T.I. (Grand Hustle/Atlantic), Trina
(Atlantic), Tyrese (J Records),
GLENN BALLARD - Alanis Morisette (Maverick), Anastacia
(Daylight/Epic), Carina Round (Interscope), Gavin
Rossdale (Institute), Mandy Moore (Sire), POD (Atlantic),
Puddle of Mudd (Flawless/Geffen), Seal (Warner Bros.)
MARK BATSON - Anthony Hamilton (Aftermath), Dr. Dre
(Aftermath), India Arie (Universal/Motown), Dave
Matthews Band
KARMA PRODUCTIONS (IVAN BARIAS AND CARVIN HAGGINS) - Heather Headley (RCA), Jamie Foxx (RCA), Javier
(Capitol), Carl Thomas (Bad Boy Entertainment), Ginuwine
(Epic), Chris Brown, CJ.
POLOW - Gorgeous Jones (Zone 4 Inc.), Jamie Foxx (J
Records), Eve (Aftermath), Rich Boy (Interscope), Gwen
Stefani (Interscope), Pussycat Dolls (A&M), David Banner
(SRC/Universal), Keri Hilson (Interscope), J kwon (Jive
A L S O
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T H E
NEEDLZ: Trina (Atlantic), Hot Right (Atlantic), Megan (Def Jam), Mobb
Deep (G-Unit), Cassidy (J Records), Corey Gunz (Def Jam), Freeway (Def
Jam), David Banner (SRC/Universal), Quan (Atlantic), Shariffa (DTP),
North Click (DTP)
12 • UMPG
NISAN - Busta Rhymes (Aftermath), Mary Mary, Missy
Elliott (Elektra)
S T U D I O
KERI HILSON: Monica (J Records), Whitney Houston (J Records), Toni
Braxton (Blackground/Universal), Megan (Def Jam), Pussycat Dolls
(Interscope), Tank (Blackground/Universal), Avant (Geffen), Chris
Brown (Jive)
NORTH AMERICA
+ NEW
RELEASES
Amerie Proves She Has The Touch
By Co-Producing Her New Album
Amerie’s new album, Touch (Columbia), hit stores in April and has now sold over
400,000 copies and yielded the seminal smash “One Thing.” Amerie, who co-executive
produced her latest album, has worked alongside some of music’s finest such as
UMPG’s sizzling production duo Dre & Vidal, Lil’ Jon, LL Cool J, and Red Spyder. The hip
hop maven was honored at the Soul Train Music Awards in 2003 as the Best New R&B,
Soul or Rap Artist. Amerie was featured as VIBE’s cover girl for the magazine’s August
2005 Sexy Issue. A graduate of the prestigious Georgetown University with a degree in
English and Fine Arts, Amerie’s follow up album to the 2002 All I Have, peaked in the top
ten of the Billboard Hot 100.
B o n J ov i
Wants You To Have A Nice Day
Sister company IDJ released Bon Jovi’s album on September 20th. The album, Have
A Nice Day, shares the title with the record’s smashing first single. In their 20-year
career, Bon Jovi has sold more than 100 million albums and performed more than 2,500
concerts in over 50 countries for more than 32 million people around the world. Originally
formed in New Jersey, Bon Jovi has emerged as one of the most recognized and beloved
rock bands around the globe with an audience that spans generations. Comprised of Jon
Bon Jovi (vocals/guitars), Richie Sambora (guitars and vocals), David Bryan (keyboards)
and Tico Torres (drums/percussion), Bon Jovi’s timeless hits include “Wanted Dead or
Alive,” “Livin’ On A Prayer,” and “Always.” The group remains at the forefront of concert
touring and continue to gain new fans with their renowned live performances.
G Unit
Soldier
Back on the Block
The long wait and anticipation is over. G Unit Soldier Tony
Yayo is back on the block. Yayo’s Thoughts of a Predicate
Felon (Interscope) hit the streets August 30th. The single
“So Seductive” featuring 50 Cent is exploding at radio and
hitting heavy rotation at BET and MTV. Yayo will be spotlighted at the MTV Pool Party (with fellow G Unit soldiers
and UMPG artists 50 Cent and Olivia) airing Labor Day. Tony
Yayo was recently featured on the XXL Double Cover with
50 Cent and is currently on the Anger Management tour.
Yayo is back with massive visibility on the street track
“Drama Setter” featuring Eminem and Obie Trice.
UMPG • 13
UMPG Launches
Christian Music
Publishing Arm
Pat Higdon
SVP/General Manager
UMPG Nashville
NORTH AMERICA
+ NEW RELEASE + NEW INITIATIVE + NEW SIGNING + PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT
UMPG Nashville RED HOT in 2005
Overview
UMPG Nashville is red hot in 2005. Not only have they scored three
number one singles in the country charts, they also unleashed a number one AC
record with Michael Buble’s Home. UMPG Nashville writers have contributed songs
in over 70% of the albums represented on SoundScan’s Top 75 Country Albums
chart. UMPG Nashville writers have also recently scored activity on pop acts Celine
Dion, Lindsay Lohan, Bree Larson, Kings of Leon and Il Divo. The Christian division
launched last year has experienced significant growth and an Imprint Label for the
division will be launched very soon.
New
Release
UMPG Nashville writers are behind some of this fall’s biggest releases. Faith Hill just
released her first album in four years containing four UMPG Songs from writers Rivers
Rutherford, Troy Verges, Bobby Terry, Andrea Stolpe and John Kennedy. Other artists who have
recorded UMPG songs for their upcoming releases include, Gretchen Wilson, Kenny Chesney,
Sara Evans, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Gary Allan, Josh Gracin, Lonestar, Trick Pony, Billy
Currington, Joe Nichols and Reba McEntire.
New Initiative
In conjunction with the 2005 CMA Awards Presentation in New York City, UMPG
Nashville is focused on creating use of its country catalog in the world of advertising and corporate sponsorship. Several UMPG Nashville writers will be performing
in the round at various agencies, including Radney Foster, Rivers Rutherford,
Anthony Smith and catalog writer Mike Reid. UMPG Nashville has also created
chronological music samplers, as well as a highlight DVD, which will be timeless
tools for catalog exploitation.
New Signing -
Universal Christian Music
Publishing Group, a joint
venture with Final Four
Music, recently signed
Kyle Matthews to an
exclusive co-publishing
agreement. Over the past
decade, Kyle Matthews
has emerged as one of Christian music’s most
successful songwriters, having hits with Ginny
Owens, Oak Ridge Boys, Grover Levy and Point
of Grace to name a few. Kyle has taken home
Dove Awards and in 2002 Kyle won ASCAP’s
Gospel Song of the Year.
14 • UMPG
Producer Spotlight
UMPG Nashville’s Carson Chamberlain recently
completed Billy Currington’s sophomore release
for Mercury Records. Currington’s first album,
also produced by Chamberlain, produced two
top 5 singles. In addition to production expertise, Chamberlain has had many successes in
the country marketplace with his songs including hits by Alan Jackson, George Strait and
Travis Tritt. Chamberlain has been with UMPG
for nearly a decade and began his tenure at
Polygram Music.
THE HENRY MANCINI INSITUTE PRESENTS
REPRODUCTIONS & RE-IMAGININGS OF HENRY MANCINI
CATALOG
+ HENRY MANCINI INSTITUTE + CRITICAL FAVORITES + HOLIDAY SONG IDEAS
Universally Famous for
GOOD TASTE!
Universal Music Publishing Group presents the Rediscover These
Critical Favorites CD Sampler, featuring great songs by critically
acclaimed artists. INGREDIENTS: 100% CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED Quality Guaranteed. 20 Tempting Flavors...Sounds FRESH!
TO REQUEST A COPY OF THIS SAMPLER, CONTACT:
UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP
HENRY
UMPG’s legendary GRAMMY® and Oscar® awardwinning composer Henry Mancini is the name-bearer of
the Henry Mancini Institute, founded by Jack Elliott in
1997. HMI's mission is to nurture the future of music by
providing comprehensive professional training and multilevel outreach programs that make a direct impact on
peoples' lives.
The Institute’s renowned Summer Education Program
provides full scholarships, including room and board at
UCLA, for 84 emerging professional musicians from
around the world. This four-week intensive training program includes master classes, seminars, panel discussions, rehearsals, recording sessions, and performances
as part of the HMI citywide Free Summer Music Festival.
This past summer’s line-up included Alan Silvestri, one of
the world's most prolific and successful film composers,
Doc Severinsen, the Tonight Show's GRAMMY® awardwinning Musical Director; and acclaimed bassist
Christian McBride. The program culminated with the
Mancini Musicale, in which the legendary Bobby
McFerrin was honored.
UMPG is proud to present this CD sampler, performed by the Henry Mancini
Institute Orchestra and recorded at UMPG’s studio. To request a copy of this
sampler, contact: 310.235.4721 ph
2440 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1712
Film/TV (LA): 310.235.4896 Film/TV (NY): 212.841.8014
Licensing: 310.235.4721 Creative: 310.235.4729
www.SYNCHExpress.com • www.umusicpub.com
TOP 10
HOLIDAY SONG IDEAS:
All I Want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey [Sony] • Blue
Christmas - Elvis Presley [RCA] • Christmas (Baby Please Come
Home) - Darlene Love [ABKCO] • Christmas Is - Lou Rawls [EMI]
• Christmas Island - The Andrews Sisters [UNI] • Christmas
Time - Bryan Adams [UNI] • Cool Yule - Louis Armstrong [UNI]
• Little Saint Nick - The Beach Boys [Capitol] • Merry
Christmas Darling - The Carpenters [UNI] • Step into Christmas
- Elton John [UNI]
FOR MORE SONG IDEAS, CHECK OUT SYNCHEXPRESS.COM OR CONTACT THE FILM/TV CREATIVE DEPT (LA):
310.235.4896 PH AND (NY) 212.841.8014 PH.
UMPG • 15
FILM/TV/ADVERTISING
+ GUEST
COLUMNIST
+ MOTION
PICTURE
+ TV + COMMERCIALS +
GAMES
UMPG Experiences Tremendous Growth In Advertising & Video Games
UMPG FILM & TV
CREATIVE SERVICES
Scott James
SVP of Film,
Motion Picture and
New Technologies
Universal Music Publishing Group's Film and
Television Department is on track to deliver record
results for 2005.
In June UMPG Film and
Television executives from New York, Nashville, Los
Angeles, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Australia and
Sweden, gathered in Palm Springs for a
Convention. It was a great opportunity to celebrate our successes, share great music, focus on
priorities, and plan for the future.
Our team is having its most successful year
ever placing songs in all area of visual media. Our
rich catalog and hot new signings have allowed us
to place songs in several Advertising campaigns
this year including; Diet Coke, KFC, American
Express, Chevy, Noxzema, M&M, Nissan Xterra,
Nissan Pathfinder, Singulair, XM Satellite Radio, KMart, and others. The rapidly growing Videogame
market is another area where we have focused our
efforts.
Our team continues to market our writers and
their catalogs though innovative packages and the
use of technology. We continue to launch new samplers directed toward the Film/TV/Advertising community. Our searchable song database and website, SynchExpress.com is constantly being updated with current material for your latest project.
Los Angeles: Ph (310) 235-4896
Brian Lambert
[email protected]
Carianne Brown
[email protected]
Joanna Puglisi
[email protected]
Australia: Ph (612) 9207 0500
Denise Fraser
[email protected]
France: Ph (33 1) 44 41 94 00
Charles-Henri De Pierrefeu
[email protected]
London: Ph (011) 44 20 8752 2600
Barbara Zamoyska
[email protected]
Italy: Ph 39 02 80 282 403
Giancarlo Losciale
[email protected]
New York: Ph (212) 841-8014
Tom Eaton
[email protected]
Sweden: Ph (46 8) 629 5370
Olle Ronnback
[email protected]
Germany: Ph 49 30 52007 1220
Marcus Gums
[email protected]
UMPG Infiltrates Top Video Games
By Guest Columnist: Carianne Brown, Director, Motion Picture And Television Music
A survey by New York marketing firm ElectricArtists in 2003
found that among its sample of video game consumers ages
13 to 32, 40 percent had bought a CD after hearing it in a video
game. This is great news for UMPG, as UMPG songs are represented in virtually every popular game. One of the biggest
sports titles is EA’s “Madden.” "A song in Madden hypothetically will get over 500 million spins, which is close to, if not
beats, the No. 1 record in America when it comes to the number of impressions," explains Steve Schnur, Worldwide
Executive of Music for Electronic Arts. UMPG songs in this
year’s Madden include: “Ink” (Finch), “No Way Back” (Foo
Fighters), “Bring It On” (Godsmack), and “Like That” (Memphis
Bleek). Just as Madden is a great platform for introducing new
songs to a captive audience, video games can also be a great
16 • UMPG
way to re-expose catalog songs. The upcoming Activision
game “True Crime New York City” uses a combination of old
and new songs including: “East 3rd Street” (Quicksand), “The
Choice Is Yours” (Black Sheep), and “An Honest Mistake” (The
Bravery). Video games have truly become mainstream – it’s
not just kids playing them anymore but plenty of adults as well.
One example of a mature title that has quite impressive sales
figures is “Grand Theft Auto,” and the most recent installment
includes over 30 UMPG titles. UMPG also has songs in “Tony
Hawks American Wasteland,” “American Chopper,” “Burnout,”
“FIFA,” “NCAA Football,” and “Midnight Club 3” among many
others. The next generation of consoles should enable consumers to buy music directly from the device, which will further increase the significance of having songs in video games.
MOTION PICTUREHIGHLIGHTS
RECORD YEAR FOR MOTION PICTURES
ADVERTISING
CAMPAIGNS
RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
LORDS OF DOGTOWN (Sony) Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Starring Heath Ledger, Victor
Rasuk, Emile Hirsch. “Funk #49” (Walsh / Peters / Fox) - Joe Walsh is in the trailers. “Jackie Blue”
(Cash/Lee) – Ozark Mountain Daredevils, “Sidewalk Surfin’” (Wilson/Christian) – Jan & Dean
{Rondor}, and “Shambala” (Moore) – Three Dog Night are in the film. “Turn To Stone”
(Walsh/Trabandt) - Joe Walsh and “Death Or Glory” (Strummer/Jones/Simonon/Headon) - Social
Distortion are in the film and on the Geffen soundtrack.
MCDONALD’S SUMMER 2005
“Move Around” (Boykin/West) – Bump J
WAR OF THE WORLDS (Dreamworks/Paramount) Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Tom
Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins. “Little Deuce Coupe” (Wilson/Christian) - Tom Cruise
{Rondor} is in the film. “Stealth Mass In F#m” (Gray/Gray) - Apollo Four Forty is in the trailers.
FANTASTIC FOUR (20th Century Fox) Directed by Tim Story. Starring Jessica Alba, Michael
Chiklis, Chris Evans. “New World Symphony” (Ben-Ari/West/Jamerson) - Miri Ben-Ari and “On
Fire” (Holland/Lloyd/Jackson/Palmer/Mathers/Resto) - Lloyd Banks are in the film and on the WinUp soundtrack.
WENDY’S
“Burnt Biscuits”
(Moman/Jones Jr.) – Booker T. & The MG’s
THE WEDDING CRASHERS (New Line)
Directed by David Dobkin. Starring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Christopher Walken. “In The
Summertime” (Dorset) - Mungo Jerry is in the film and on the New Line soundtrack.
TV SHOWS AND GAMES FEATURING UMPG SONGS
CINGULAR
“Electronic Civil Disobedience”
(Noko/Gray/Gray/Dunne) – Apollo 440
ENTOURAGE (HBO)
SIX FEET UNDER (HBO)
Madden - 8/9/05
Ink (Finch), No Way Back
(Foo Fighters) Bring It On
(Godsmack), Move Around (Bump J),
Like That (Memphis Bleek)
“This Fire”
“U Don’t Know Me”
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(Buxton/Ratcliffe/Kekaula) –
Basement Jaxx
“Sunrise”
MALCOM IN
THE MIDDLE (FOX)
(Karshner/Mangione/Williamson/
Hamilton) – Guerilla Black {#203}
“Pistol Of Fire”
(Petraglia/Followill/Followill) –
Kings Of Leon {#203}
“E-Pro”
(King/Simpson/Diamond/Horovitz/
Yauch/Hansen) – Beck {#201}
“Don’t Push It Don’t
Force It”
(Haywood) – Leon Haywood {#112}
“Don’t Sleep In
The Subway”
(Hatch) – Petula Clark {#302}
“Wasted Time”
“7th Grade”
(Petraglia/Followill/Followill) –
Kings Of Leon {#201}
(Wheeler/Bowling/Slater/Oakson) –
Brougham {#321}
NHL - 9/20/05
Saturday Night (Kaiser Chiefs)
Burnout - 9/20/05
Life Burns! (Apocalyptica) Ink (Finch),
Apply Some Pressure (Maximo Park),
Fear And Loathing (The Black Velvets),
An Honest Mistake (The Bravery),
Big Jump (The Chemical Brothers)
REEBOK G-UNIT SHOE
“In My Hood”
(Craford/Pitts/Jackson/Mathers/Resto) – 50 Cent
UMPG • 17
CANADA
+ JANN ARDEN + MARBLE INDEX + LUKE MC MASTER + LIVE 8
Jann Arden: Jann Arden
heats up down under
Jann Arden begins a 3 week tour of Australia on
September 20th, performing with Michael Bublé.
Her platinum and gold selling (respectively)
albums ‘Greatest Hurts’ and ‘Jann Arden’
will be released in Australia to coincide
with her live performances. Fontana
Records will release ‘Greatest Hurts’
in the U.S. in the fall.
“God Bless The Desperate
Housewife”, a new track by Arden,
is included on a ‘Desperate
Housewives” CD, which will accompany the first season of the hit
show’s release on DVD.
Synchronization Accomplishments
Advertising
Marble Index – “I Believe” & “On The Phone”
Molson commercial
TV
Rainbow Butt Monkeys – “Above” ‘The Crow’
The Headstones – “Come On” ‘Comedy Inc.’
Sam Roberts –
“Don’t Walk Away Eileen” ‘Joan of Arcadia’
Jann Arden – “Willing To Fall Down” ‘Fashion Cares’
Men Without Hats – “The Safety Dance” ‘Cold Case’
Ashley MacIsaac – “Devil In The Kitchen”
‘Rita MacNeil’s Cape Breton’ k-os – 8 songs
Musique Plus “Artist of the Month”
John Capak/Mark Jordan – “This”
CBC Songwriter’s Circle
k-os – 3 songs
‘Burning to Shine’ Interpolation/Interpretation
of songs with CBC orchestra
Sam Roberts – “Brother Down” ‘The Mountain’
Movies
Sam Roberts – “Don’t Walk Away Eileen”
“Paper Moon Affair” movie
David Elliot/April Wine – “I’m On Fire For You Baby”
Trailer Park Boys movie
18 • UMPG
Jodie Ferneyhough, Director Creative Operations, UMPG Canada
Marble Index: Marble Index snags cell
phone retail promo with hit single
Marble Index’s hit single “I Believe” is to be
featured on a Dose/Best Buy CD compilation
which will be given away with the purchase
of any Solo Mobility cell phone or accessory
at Best Buy stores across Canada. “I Believe” was also featured in the
Labatt’s Blue TV campaign.
Their self titled full length album is currently out in Australia on
Embryo/MGM records and will be released in Japan in September, on the
Imperial/JVC label and the UK on HighCoin. The band will visit Japan in
October for full promotion and show, supported by Smash Concert promotions.
Luke McMaster: UMPG’s McMasters
“Instant Star” mockumentary
Luke McMaster has written six
songs for the “Instant Star” program,
a mockumentary of an “American
Idol” type show which follows the life
and times of one of its contestants.
These songs will also be included on
the forthcoming Season 2 CD. The
show comes from the producers of the
award winning Canadian drama
‘Degrassi High’, which can be seen in
the United States on the Nogan
Network (Nickelodeon 4). Among the
writers that Luke is working with are
Christopher Ward (former MuchMusic
VJ and Alannah Myles co-writer) and
Marc Jordan (co-wrote Rod Stewart’s
hit song “Rhythm of my Heart” with
UMPG writer John Capek).
Live 8: UMPG’s Sam
Roberts, Jann Arden, Blue
Rodeo, and Jet play sold
out Live 8 Benefit
UMPG artists Sam Roberts, Jann Arden and Blue Rodeo were
among the many Canadian performers who entertained 35,000
fans at Toronto’s Live 8 benefit performance to end poverty on July
2nd as part of the worldwide Live 8 event. The historical event,
for which tickets ‘sold out’ in just 21 minutes, was hosted by
homegrown comedians Dan Akroyd and Tom Green. Among the
international artists who performed were UMPG Australia’s Jet.
EUROPE
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UMPG UK Renews
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UMPG UK has extended the worldwide representation of The Smiths catalogue as their legendary guitarist, Johnny Marr, renews his deal ahead of a
planned Smiths boxed-set in 2006. The long-term deal covers all of Marr’s
output with the seminal band plus material since he split. Marr, who has been
with UMPG since 2001, has just put a new band together and in presently in
the studio.
UMPG • 19
EUROPE
+ SPAIN + SWEDEN + GERMANY
Malu Scores Gold
SPAIN
MALU (Sony/BMG) entered straight to No. 2 in the
album charts. UMPG controls two songs, which were
placed by UMPG and written by Carlos Mera - a debut
composer that UMPG signed in 2004. The album has
reached Gold. Malu is the niece of the legendary
Flamenco guitarist, Paco De Lucia. Malu’s previous
release, Aprendiz, received triple Platinumfor selling more
than 400,000 Copies in Spain. She’s back with her third
album Esta Vez. UPADANCE (Globomedia/Universal) The
second album entitled Contigo achieved No. 5 and has
also reached Gold. UMPG controls four tracks. MIGUEL
RIOS (Universal), a classic Spanish rock star is back with
Rock & Rios a re-edition of this historical album that has
been released now on CD and DVD (UMPG controls three
tracks). The DVD has been No. 1 in the charts and has
been certified Gold.
Daniela Bose, Managing Director
UROPE
UMPG Sweden Number 1 Single SWEDEN
Swedish writer Pelle Nylen co wrote the single “Inside Your Heaven”
which was recorded and released by American Idol winner Carrie
Underwood and runner up Bo Bice. The two singles entered the Billboard
Hot 100 at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively and both singles topped the Hot
100 Singles sales chart in the US with sales exceeding 600,000 units.
Rolf Lovland of Secret Garden received an ASCAP award for his song
“You Raise Me Up,” as recorded by Josh Groban, which now has more
than 500.000 spins at US radio and topped the US album chart. The song
has also been covered by more than 20 other artists including the first
single by Russell Watson.
Thirteen year old Swedish act Amy Diamond has topped the
Swedish chart and is expected to be a priority release for Warner. UMPG
control s100% of the first single and appox 80% of the album.
Other local recent chart toppers in Sweden include Moneybrother,
Hakan Hellstrom, and The Hellacopters.
“Jerk It Out” by Swedish band Caesars was chosen for an iPod
commercial worldwide and consequently became a hit in several territories including earning a UK Top 10.
20 • UMPG
Martin Ingestrom, Managing Director/ VP Nordic Countries
GERMANY
Marcus Wenzel, Managing Director
UMP signs revolverheld
- UMPG is pleased to announce the exclusive signing
of German band Revolverheld (Sony/BMG). Their debut single "Generation Rock" charted Germany
while their video is getting rotations on music channels. The band are currently finishing their
album, working with Clemens Matznick who's worked with Guano Apes and Donots amongst others. Recent cuts include tracks for Hanna Pakarinen -"Out Of Tears" (Aldeheim, Leonard) 100%;
"Falling Again" (Eklund, Malm, Bjoerk) 33,34%; Sandy - "I Do" (Cornelissen, Eshuijs, Aldeheim,
Mölling) 75%; Laura Bono - "Fatti Un Viaggio Con Me" (Eklund, Bonometti, Galasso, Bjoerk, Malm)
34% ; and Jadedust - "Beat Of Your Heart" (Jensen, Larsson, Busk, Joergensen) 50%.
+ GERMANY + FRANCE + ITALY
INDUSTRY NEWS
ECHO AWARDS 2005– the worlds second
largest music award took place in Berlin.
- Artist International Rock/Pop: Anastacia
- HipHop/R&B International Artist/ Group: Eminem
- Download-Track National/International
Schnappi - “Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil”
(Iris Gruttmann, to the right):
- Jazz Production National/International:
Diana Krall - “The Girl In The Other Room”
Product: Nissan
NEW SIGNINGS - UMP GER proudly secures the worldwide publishing
rights to the VERY successful “Schnappi- das kleine Krokodil”with
author Iris Gruttmann.
CHART NEWS
GERMANY
SCHNAPPI SALES
NENA SALES
Austria:
Single Double Platinum/Album
Platinum
Highest peak: 1
Belgium:
Single Gold
Highest peak: 1
New Zealand:
Single Platinum
Highest peak: 2
Norway:
Single Double Platinum
Highest peak: 1
Highest peak: 1
“Willst Du Mit Mir Gehn”
Album/ peaked at #1
Germany: Platinum
„Liebe Ist“ Single/ peaked at #1
Germany: Gold
BUSHIDO SALES
Germany:
Single Triple Platinum/
Album Platinum/Highest peak: 1
“Electro Ghetto”
peaked at #6
Germany: 72.000
“Carlo Cokxxx Nutten2”
Album peaked at #3
Germany: 40.000
IN EXTREMO SALES
“Mein Rasend Herz”
Album peaked at #3
Germany: 36.500
Sweden:
Single Gold
Switzerland:
Single Platinum
Highest peak: 1
Corneille, a major sensation in France, continues to rock the charts with his debut
album “Parce Qu’on Vient De Loin”(Wagram). Corneille recently won an “Impala
sales award” when his album scored 2x Platinum status with a total figure of
850,000 units sold around the world.
UROPE
EUROPE
EUROPE
FRANCE
Fabrice Benoit, Managing Director
• GORAN BREGOVIC played for over 360,000 fans in 3 symbolical concerts
only, in Sarajevo (Bosnia), Zagreb (Croatia) and Beograd (Montenegro).
• Platinum status act MATT has resigned with UMP France for two albums.
Next album forecasted for Christmas.
• New rock band sensation LUKE has been signed for their upcoming albums.
More than 250,000 albums sold of the current one so far and still selling.
ITALY
Claudio Buja,
Managing Director
Avril Lavigne, Zucchero, and Chemical Brothers are in synch Good news
from the synch field: during the last few weeks Avril Lavigne gave her first authorization ever
for her “He wasn’t” to be synched with ice cream Cornetto Soft Algida. “Il volo” by Zucchero
is the soundtrack for Unicredit Banca new TV campaign, and “Believe” by the Chemical
Brothers gives atmosphere to the Alice Telecom new tv ad.
Zucchero’s ”Zu & Co.“ charts at the Billboard top 200 The Wall Street Journal
recently featured Zucchero on the front page, when the distribution deal with Concord Records
was announced. In fact, the label signed the Italian singer/songwriter’s album “Zu & Co.” to
be distributed all over the United States not only through the traditional channels, but also
through the Starbucks coffee shop chain. 120,000 copies of the album were put out, and the
record entered immediately the Billboard Top 200. “Zu & Co.” already a million seller in Europe,
features 14 songs, and pairs the singer with a line up of stars including Eric Clapton, the late
Miles Davis, Sting, and Luciano Pavarotti.
Twelve year old Ilona Mitrecey sells more than 1.5 singles
Ilona Mitrecey,
a French girl of twelve, is the sensation of the year in France. But her production and writers team is
Italian: in fact, UMP Italy signed composer/producer Ivan Russo (from Naples) and soon “Un monde parfait” (a perfect world) was created. The single (released in France on indie label Scorpio) nested for 15
weeks at No. 1 in the French charts, selling more than 1.5 million singles, and is still No. 3 in Germany
(on Universal) and No. 3 in the Billboard Eurochart. The follow up “C’est les vacances,” again written by
Russo’s team and published by UMP Italy, is another hit - 400,000 units to date in France and No. 10 in
the Eurochart - while “Un monde parfait” is still climbing charts in Austria, Belgium, Switzerland,
Germany and other countries. The album is due to be released this Fall.
UMPG • 21
LATIN AMERICA
+ HECTOR EL BAMBINO + THE ESTEFANS + A.B. QUINTINILLA + ARGENTINA + MEXICO + BRAZIL
Hector el Bambino ‘el Father’
Ivan F. Alvarez
SVP of Latin America
One of reggaeton’s most prominent figures, Hector el Bambino ‘el Father’, currently has
two hits in Billboard’s Hot Latin Tracks charts. One of them was written and performed
alongside Daddy Yankee while the other is from the compilation album “Los Anormales”
off Hector’s own label Goldstar. Hector and Jay Z joined up earlier this year to develop
several projects including a record deal and a clothing line. In addition to touring and
performing at several events, Hector is currently working on his upcoming solo debut
album. Hector represented Latin America and reggaeton as a panelist and performer at
the 2005 Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Conference and Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.
Emilio and Gloria Estefan, the Unstoppable Duo
Argentina’s Acquisition
As a part of their silver anniversary show, PBS presented mulitGrammy award winning couple Gloria and Emilio Estefan with the
National Artistic Achievement Award. The Estefans were at the gala
celebration alongside The Beach Boys, The O’ Jays, Jimmy Smits
and more. Earlier this year, Emilio Estefan joined his wife as he was
presented with a star next to hers on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
They continue discovering and developing new talent on their reality show ‘Voces De America’. Their incredible cast of writers continue to place hit after hit.
UMPG Argentina recently
joined in an exclusive
agreement with the
country’s most important
folkloric writer, Horacio Guarany. As
such, they acquired an impressive back
catalogue with many of his biggest hits.
The deal gives UMPG the right of first
refusal for any songs he writes for the
rest of his life.
In The Works & Hot
Off the Press
According to the July 30 edition of Billboard,
there has been a surge in the sales of Latin
Albums. This has been attributed in part to the huge impact we
have felt with the reggaeton movement. The effects of this market surge have been felt as several of our artists released or prepare to release new albums. Alejandro Lerner is currently working on an upcoming studio album. A.B. Quintanilla III recently
released his Duets album. Gustavo Santaolalla’s protégé, Javier
Garcia released his critically acclaimed ‘13’ album. Many of our
newly acquired reggaeton artists are on the verge of launching
debut solo albums. Additionally, several of our developing artists
inked record deals and have released or are on the verge of
releasing their debut albums.
BRAZIL
Jose Cosme Anchieta, Publishing Manager
UMPG Brazil’s sub-publishing agreement with Mayimba Music
gave them control of Frankie J’s smash hit, “Obsession” for their
territory. The song has been translated and re-recorded by KLB,
a Brazilian group whose debut album sold over 1 million units.
Brazil continues with heavy synch placement including a GM ad
which uses one of Sandy & Junior’s hits. Their recent song
placements are expected to generate good sales. UMPG continues having a stronghold on Brazil’s national charts as well as on
their ring tone market.
22 • UMPG
M E X I C O
Oscar Rodrigues, General Director
UMPG Mexico and their local sister
label have had much success placing
songs in ad campaigns and films. Three
of the artists from their ‘Autores Del
Nuevo Milenio’ project promise to be
successful, the first of their debut
album are currently in the production
phase. UMPG Mexico has continued to
place hits including Alejandro
Fernandez’s “Que Lastima” which took
an 18 week run through Billboard’s Hot
Latin Tracks chart.
SOUTHEAST ASIA/JAPAN/SOUTH AFRICA
+ BHUDAZA + TREAVOR JONES + KAORI’S + WALT DISNEY MUSIC
SOUTH AFRICA
JOHN FISHLOCK, MANAGING DIRECTOR
BHUDAZA TRIPLE PLANTIUM Bhudaza
exploded in South Africa with a phenomenal Jazz album that took the
market by storm. Former University Of
Cape Town graduate, Bhudaza recently signed and exclusive deal with
Universal Music Publishing and
Universal Records. Bhudaza’s yearlong tour swept South Africa and
Botswana, ultimately shipping Triple
Platinum sales, outselling nearly all
Intl. and local releases.
KAORI’S EXCLUSIVE SONGWRITER AGREEMENT/JAPAN
We have signed very well known female singer/producer/songwriter called Kaori
Kano to an exclusive songwriter agreement for the world excluding Japan.
Kaori debuted in 1985 as a singer/songwriter for the legendary band in
the Tokyo’s club scene called Cioccolata. After the breakup of the band, she
started to release her titles as a solo artist on Sony Records. Also, she has
been doing session works for a wide variety of artists including Ryuichi
Sakamoto, Douglas Carr and Clementine. She has released 9 full albums as
well as 9 singles including the best album.
UMPG Japan will seek collaboration with foreign writers for the international releases/artists. In addition to this, UMPG Japan will aggressively working on pitching the
UMPG titles on the Japanese artists through Kaori as ??many producers in Japan are
interested in her titles. She is ner titles. She is now working on the Japanese lyrics
for the new ??cuts of the two Christmas titles co-written by Denise Rich for the very
well known Korean artists Sona on which will be released in December 2005. UMPG
Japan controls Denise Rich’s share on Denise Rich Songs behalf as a sub-publisher.
SOUTH EAST ASIA
I’m going to Disneyland
TONY YAPP, REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Hong Kong Disneyland will open on 12th September,
2005. This will be Disney’s first theme park in China offering magical experiences for the entire family ranging from
Broadway-style shows and signature Disney attractions to
vibrant fireworks and parades.
Universal Music Publ. HK controls Walt Disney Music
catalogue in Far East Region. Hong Kong Disneyland’s
opening would be a driving force for revenues growth for
Hong Kong office, and performance income in particular.
+ NEW RELEASE
JAPAN
NEW SIGNING TREAVOR JONES
TAKATOSHI MATSUI, MANAGING DIRECTOR
We’ve signed very well known soundtrack composer in the world TREVOR JONES to an exclusive
publishing deal for Japan & S.E. Asian countries for all the titles
(scores) on the upcoming nationwide Japanese motion picture
called Aegis which will be released on July 30, 2005. We have
100% all the titles written by Trevor Jones for the motion picture. The OST will be released on July 20, 2005, by Universal
Sigma a Universal Music K.K. company.
Trevor Jones is best known for his work on science fiction fantasies like The Dark Crystal, Ladyrinth, and Dark City,
but he has also worked on films ranging from romantic comedy (Notting Hill) to political thriller (13 days) to action-adventure (Cliffhanger). Born in Capetown, South Africa, Jones left
the continent to study at the Royal Academy of Music and the
British National Film School. 1981’s Excalibur was the first
big work he received, within the following 20 years, he would
go on to work on well over 50 films. He has received a pair
of Golden Globe nominations for his work on The Mighty and
The Last of the Mohicans and he was also nominated for an
Emmy for 1998’s Merlin.
UMPG Signs Exclusive Deal
With Rock Music Publishing
UMPG has signed an exclusive new publishing
administration deal with Asia’s most prominent independent publisher, Rock Music Publishing. The agreement with the Taiwan-based publishing company will
grant UMPG the licensing and royalty collection rights
to more than 5,000 hit titles from all back catalogue
and forthcoming releases worldwide, excluding the territories of Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China.
Rock Music Publishing, a division of Asia’s most
prolific independent record label Rock Records, is a
dominant player in the Chinese-language music scene.
While Rock Records has the largest and strongest catalogue of Mandarin-language hits in the region since
its inception, the publishing arm boasts a star-studded
list of author and composer signings, including
Taiwanese legends Wu Bai and Zhang Zhen Yue.
The Rock Music Publishing roster includes A Xin,
Lin Jian Hua, Pin Guan and Xiao Chong from Taiwan.
Korean writers include Kim Chang Hwan, Kim Woo Jin,
Lee Young Ki and Shin In Soo. Back catalogue highlights are “Olive Tree” (Chyi), “Red Face With White
Hair” (Leslie Cheung), “Heart Is Too Soft” (Richie Jen),
“Tomorrow Will Be Better” (various) and “A New Neverending Love” (Wan Fang).
UMPG • 23
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND
+ APRA + THE LIVING END + WOLFMOTHER
+ ALEX LLOYD
Bob Aird,
Managing Director
UMPG SCORE TWO APRA AWARDS
UMPG’s Jet have capped off an amazing 24 months after taking home the prestigious ‘Songwriter of the
Year’ gong at the 2005 APRA awards. The band are currently in lock-down at a Melbourne recording studio
preparing the follow-up to their 8x Platinum debut album Get Born, Australia’s highest selling album of 2004.
Via a video message, Jet’s frontman Nic Cester gave a special thank you to Universal Music Publishing
Australia for their committed and continued role in the band’s enormous success.
In what capped off a memorable night for UMPG, U.S. rock act 3 Doors Down beat out a hotly contested field including Hoobastank, Maroon 5 and Anastacia to take home the coveted ‘Most Performed Foreign
Work’ award for their Australian radio smash ‘Here Without You’.
The Living End Ready
Album Number Four
After cementing their reputation as one of Australia’s premier live acts, The Living
End has set up camp in the tropical surrounds of Byron Bay with acclaimed local producer Nick Launay (Midnight Oil, Kate Bush, Silverchair) to commence work on the
eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2003’s hugely successful LP ‘Modern ARTillery’.
The band has also been announced as the headline act for October’s gargantuan
Coca Cola ‘Live’n’Local’ festival, an event that will see the band road-test new material
from the new album in sold-out arena’s around Australia.
The first single from the album is penciled for a November release through EMI,
with the album to follow in early 2006.
UMPG AUSTRALIA SIGN WOLFMOTHER
After a courting period that can be traced back to the band’s first
ever public show at Sydney’s infamous Hopetoun hotel, UMPG Australia
are delighted to announce the signing of Wolfmother to an exclusive
long-term publishing deal for the Australia/New Zealand territory.
The howling three piece hailing from Sydney’s inner-west shot to
prominence on the Australian live circuit in mid-2004 with a 70’s rock
infused sound that nods its head to seminal influences including Jimi
Hendrix, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. However far from being a tribute band, Wolfmother create a
groove-laden racket that is unmistakably unique.
“For over 12 months we have been watching Wolfmother develop into one of the most exciting
new rock bands on the planet, and it’s fantastic to now be able to work directly with them.” Spoke
UMPG Australia’s Managing Director Bob Aird of the deal.
UMPG Australia’s Head of A&R/Creative Heath Johns is equally enthused, commenting that
“Witnessing Wolfmother perform live in front of twenty punters was a defining experience that I will
never forget. The raw talent and energy of this band is undeniable and I am excited about the role that
UMPG will play in the band’s continuing success. Forget the hype, Wolfmother are the real deal”
The band is currently locked away in an LA studio putting the finishing touches on their highly
anticipated debut LP with renowned producer Dave Sardy (Jet, Dandy Warhols, Marilyn Manson) at the
helm. The as yet untitled album is slated for an October release through Modular/Universal.
Wolfmother are the hottest new property in Australian music and UMPG Australia are thrilled
about the prospect of ensuring that 2005 becomes etched in local rock folklore as the year of the wolf!
ALEX LLOYD RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE AND ALBUM #4
Australia’s most successful contemporary male singer-songwriter Alex Lloyd, has returned to the national stage with the release of the
stunning new single ‘Never Meant to Fail’.
Already one of the most played songs on Australian radio, the soaring new track showcases an emotive and intimate vocal over the kind
of lush instrumentation that has made Lloyd one of the most revered songwriters and performers in Australia.
Recorded in Seattle with esteemed producer Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Three Doors Down) ‘Never Meant to Fail’ is the first single lifted
from Lloyd’s forthcoming self-titled fourth album.
24 • UMPG
Lance Freed,
President, Rondor
+ KAISER CHIEFS +
RONDOR
TWISTA
+ KWAME + BRENDA RUSSELL
KAISER CHIEFS
The Kaiser Chiefs, a development act signed in 2001 by Rondor Music London (LTD), have been
nominated for the Mercury Award - the most prestigious honor a U.K. band can receive. They have
had three consecutive singles: “Oh My God,” “Everyday I Love You Less and Less,” and “I Predict
a Riot.” The album, Employment, has sold 1.2 million copies world-wide (nearly 1 million in the
U.K. alone) and has remained in the Top Ten album charts for four consecutive months in the U.K.
They are confirmed for the Foo Fighters/Weezer tour in the U.S. starting September 28th - October
12th. They will also open on selected dates for U2.
FEATURED SONGWRITERS
KWAME • Kwame’s current work, “Switch”
Pictured L-R: Ron Moss, Twista, Lance Freed
TWISTA
Twista, one of our most prolific writers, has songs
on albums by R. Kelly (which debuted at #1), Sting,
Trey Songz and Kanye West. His follow-up album to
last years’ nearly double platinum Kamikaze will be
arriving in stores on October 4th. It is titled The Day
After and features producer such as Scott Storch,
Kanye West, and the Neptunes. The new record features performances by Pharell, Lil Kim, Jamie Foxx
and Kanye West. The first single is “Girl Tonight.”
(Will Smith) is still maintaining a steady
presence in the Top 10. He also has
contributed to the Fantastic 4 movie and
soundtrack with “On Fire” (Lloyd Banks)
and the newly created “Relax” with
Chingy. Look out for new singles “Bite
Da Dust” on the Pussycat Dolls as well
as “No Daddy (Remix)” on Teqirra Mari’s
(Roc-A-Fella/IDJMG.)
BRENDA RUSSELL
• Brenda Russell’s success
has been measured over the years by
the quality of her songwriting: “In The
Thick Of It,” “Piano In The Dark,” “So
Good, So Right.” She recently had a No.
1 record with Bow Wow featuring
Omarion with “Let Me Hold You” and
Babyface will sing “If Only For One
Night” on the artist tribute album dedicated to the memory of Luther Vandross.
UMPG • 25
STAFF UPDATE
New Hires
Lindsey Lanier
Nancy Dovan
Nancy Dovan – Assistant to Newmark/Griggs
Lindsey Lanier – Office Floater
Jonathan Firstenberg – Creative Director of Music Services
Bertha Gonzalez – Finacial Analyst
Kenny Farrar – Cash Receipt Clerk
Mark Lennon – Marketing & New Media Asst. (Brown)
Louella de Los Angeles – MP & TV Asst. (Curry)
Amy Roland – Creative Coordinator (Miami)
Gabriel Molinet – Receptionist (Miami)
Jenna Voorhees – Manager of Music Clearance
Katherine Bradshaw – Assistant to Pat Higdon (Nashville)
Lillian Diaz – Archive Engineer
Raul Gonzalez – Legal Affairs
Leo Medrano –
Coordinator, Creative Licensing/Business Affairs (Rondor)
Anniversaries
Asuncion Fierros
Carolyn Lorenzo – Copyright - 5 yrs
Rita Brock – 15 yrs
Yamit Feinberg – 5 yrs
Randall Rumage – 15 yrs
Ed Arrow – 10 yrs
Asuncion Fierros – 5 yrs
Brian Rafeedy – 5 yrs
Marilou Serrano – 5 yrs
Gary Helsinger – 5 yrs
Jeremy Harb – 5 yrs
Armando Ramirez-Perez - 5yr
Mike Fennel - 20 yrs
Ed Arrow
Jennifer Carrington
Mark Lennon
Promotions
Amelia Chang
Amelia Chang promoted to Sr. Financial Analyst
from Financial Analyst/April 05
Katherine Bradshaw
Cindy Forman promoted to Creative Director
from Creative Manager/March 05
Jonathan Firstenberg
Andy Swan promoted to Contract Administrator from Administrator,
Business Affairs and Creative Licensing/April 05
Leo Medrano
Joe Krauss promoted to Asst. to Director
of Music Lincensing 7/5/05
Gary Helsinger
Jeremy Harb
Andy Swan
Louella de Los Angeles
26 • UMPG
Jennifer Carrington promoted to Creative Coordinator (Nashville)
LINDA NEWMARK PROMOTED TO
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Linda A. Newmark has been promoted to Executive
Vice President, Acquisitions and Strategic Projects
of Universal Music Publishing Group. Most recently, Ms. Newmark served as Senior Vice President,
Acquisitions of UMPG. In this new role, Ms.
Newmark will expand her role overseeing the
acquisition of rights in musical compositions and
promoting the general business development of
the company.
Joe Krauss
Amy Roland
Kenny Farrar
Jenna Voorhees
Universal Music Publishing Group
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GLOBAL MANAGEMENT
Chairman/CEO:
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Executive VP/CFO:
Michael J. Sammis
Sr. VP of Music for Motion Picture,
& TV Worldwide: Scott James
VP of Global Adminsitration:
Theo Strikkers
Vice President - Global IT:
Mike Donegan
Director of Marketing & Communications:
Heather Brown
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Universal Music Publishing (Pty) Ltd.
CPI Building, 3rd Floor, 220 Loop Street
Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Tel: (2721) 424 5374 Fax: (2721) 424
5101
Managing Director: John Fishlock
S. E. ASIA REGIONAL OFFICES
HONG KONG
Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
12A/F Floor, One Peking
1 Peking Road
Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2301 5678
Fax: (852) 2735 9308
Regional Director: Tony Yapp
INDIA
Universal Music India Pvt. Ltd.
Samir Complex
St. Andrew’s Road, Bandra (W),
Mumbai-400 050, India
Tel: (91 22) 655 3241
Fax: (91 22) 655 6030
President/ Managing Director: Vijay
Lazarus
INDONESIA
PT. Suara Publisindo
Universal Music Indonesia
MidPlaza 2, 19th Floor, JI. Jendral
Sudirman Kav. 10-11
Jakarta 10220, Indonesia
Tel: (62 21) 571 1777
Fax: (62 21) 574 2091
Publishing Manager: Nelly Lim
JAPAN
Universal Music Publishing K.K.
8-5-30, Akasaka, Minato-ku
Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
Tel: (813) 6406 3070
Fax: (813) 6406 3167
Managing Director: Takatoshi Matsui
SOUTH KOREA
Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
649-4 Shinsa-dong, Kangnam-ku, Seoul
135-120, Korea
Tel: (82 2) 2106 2000
Fax: (82 2) 547 0352
Managing Direcor: Charlie Kim
MALAYSIA
Universal Music Publishing Sdn Bhd
G. 01 Ground Floor, Wisma Academy
4A Jalan 19/1
46300 Petaling Jaya
MALAYSIA
Tel: (60 3) 7958 7433
Fax: (60 3) 7954 6198
Managing Director: Mr. Sandy Monteiro
PHILIPPINES
Universal Music Publishing,
a division of MCA Universal Inc.
Unit 345 34th Floor,
Raffles Corporate Center,
Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Center,
Pasig City 1600 PHILIPPINES
Tel: (63 2) 727 40 11
Fax: (63 2) 726 28 51
Publishing Manager: Evelyn Seale
SINGAPORE
Universal Music Publishing Pte. Ltd.
118 Lorong 23 Geylang, #0301/02/03/04
SCN Industrial Building, Singapore
388402
Tel: (65) 6741 2220
Fax: (65) 6741 0500/1266
Managing Director: Gary See
TAIWAN
Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
3F, 2 Min Sheng East Rd., Sec.3,
Taipei, Taiwan
Tel:(886 2) 2502 4546
Fax: (886 2) 2518 3545
General Manager: Serena Ma
RONDOR MUSIC
RONDOR MUSIC INTERNATIONAL
Los Angeles Headquarters
2440 Sepulveda Blvd. Suite #119
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Tel : (310) 235 4800 Fax: (310) 235
4801
President: Lance Freed
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