IF HITLER WERE ALIVE TODAY WHAT MUSIC WOULD HE BE LISTENING TO? THE UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP!
September 27, 2012
IF HITLER WERE ALIVE TODAY WHAT MUSIC WOULD HE BE LISTENING TO? MY GUESS WOULD BE THE RECORD COMPANIES THAT THE UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP OWNS OR DISTRIBUTES, CONSIDERING THAT MEMBERS OF THE GROUP HAD EARLY TIES WITH THE NAZIS AND CONTINUED WITH ACQUISITIONS FROM THE PURPLE GANG AND ORGANIZED CRIME!
UMG owns a number of smaller labels that operate independently including: A&M/Octone, Barclay, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, ECM, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Machete Music, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Motown Republic Group, Universal Music Latino, Universal Music Group Nashville (which includes Lost Highway, MCA Nashville and Mercury Nashville), Universal Records South, and Verve Music Group.
UMG’s roster is comprised of artists covering music around the world. Artists signed to UMG throughout the world include:
North America: Akon, Beck, Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Bon Jovi, Busta Rhymes, Colbie Caillat, Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, Daddy Yankee, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Melissa Etheridge, Eve, Fall Out Boy, Fergie, 50 Cent, Nelly Furtado, The Game, Vince Gill, Godsmack, Hinder, India.Arie, Jack Johnson, Jay-Z, The Killers, Diana Krall, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Maroon 5, Nelly, Ne-Yo, OneRepublic, Pussycat Dolls, Lionel Richie, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, George Strait, Sugarland, Robin Thicke, Timbaland, Shania Twain, Josh Turner, Stevie Wonder, Sting, 3 Doors Down, and Kanye West.
Europe: Bryan Adams, Bjork (outside North America), Marco Borsato, Calogero, Sergio Dalma, Duffy, Mylene Farmer, Feist, Gianna Nannini, Girls Aloud, Elton John, Jovanotti, Juli, Kaiser Chiefs, Keane, Ronan Keating, Amy Macdonald, Michael McDonald, Metallica (outside North America), Mika, Noir DÃ©sir, Orson, Florent Pagny, Paco de Lucia, Rammstein, Rolling Stones, Rosenstolz, Andre Rieu, Michel Sardou, Scissor Sisters, Snow Patrol, Sugababes, Take That, Tamara, Tokio Hotel, U2, Vitaa, Amy Winehouse, Zazie, and Zucchero.
Universal Music includes the world’s leading Broadway catalog and contemporary recordings under the Decca Broadway label with such titles as Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Spring Awakening, The Boy From Oz, Cats, Evita, Les Miserables, Man From La Mancha, Phantom of the Opera, Spamalot, and Sunset Boulevard. Universal Music is also responsible for the success of numerous original Soundtracks including The Aviator, Gladiator, King Kong and Mamma Mia! as well as such Oscar-winning scores as Elliot Goldenthal’s Frida, and James Horner’s Braveheart.
UMG owns the world’s largest jazz recording company. The Verve Music Group includes the premier jazz label Verve, focusing on traditional jazz; adult music label Verve Forecast; contemporary jazz label GRP; and Impulse!, which focuses on reissues of its famed catalog. The group’s unparalleled roster of current and catalog artists include Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Brazilian Girls, Michael Brecker, John Coltrane, Jamie Cullum, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Haden, Herbie Hancock, Billie Holiday, Diana Krall, Queen Latifah, Ledisi, Loreena McKennitt, Wayne Shorter, Nina Simone, Susan Tedeschi, and Lizz Wright.
UMG has also entered the burgeoning business of classical artist management and production with Universal Music Classical Management and Productions (UMCMP). The company develops careers, creates distinctive live events and builds long-lasting brands within the classical music field.
Representing some of the most influential and legendary recording artists of this century, UMG has the most extensive catalog of music in the industry including: ABBA, Louis Armstrong, Chuck Berry, James Brown, The Carpenters, Eric Clapton, Patsy Cline, John Coltrane, The Commodores, Bing Crosby, Count Basie, Bo Diddley, Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, The Four Tops, Judy Garland, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holiday, Buddy Holly, The Jackson Five, The Mamas & The Papas, Bob Marley, Nirvana, The Police, Smokey Robinson, Cat Stevens, Rod Stewart, Sublime, The Supremes, The Temptations, Conway Twitty, Muddy Waters, Hank Williams, and The Who.
Music Catalog Management
Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is the centralized U.S. catalog and special markets entity for UMG. Working in concert with all of the company’s record labels, UMe provides a frontline approach to catalog management, a concentration of resources, a greater emphasis on strategic marketing initiatives and opportunities in new technologies. UMe is comprised of several business units and record labels: Universal Chronicles, the unit that manages and markets UMG’s extensive catalog through retail channels; UTV Records, the television marketing unit; Hip-O Records, its independent label that releases CDs and DVDs from outside sources; New Door Records, a label dedicated to producing new music from historically significant recording artists whose catalog is controlled by UMG labels; UMe Digital, the first all digital label from a major music company; Universal Music Media, a company that produces infomercials and long form music programming; Universal Music Special Markets; and Universal Film & Television Music. UMeâ€™s Strategic Marketing unit supports all five areas and is designed to aggressively develop a cohesive and strategic approach to maximizing catalog repertoire by initiating and implementing integrated marketing campaigns, direct to consumer programs, brand management initiatives and strategic partnerships.
Outside North America, the Universal Strategic Marketing division of Universal Music Group International works to maximize the profile and value of UMGâ€™s catalogue in international markets. It acts as a service centre adding value through marketing initiatives and coordination of commercial issues through local and international markets.
With 47 offices in 41 countries, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is the industry’s largest global music publishing operation. UMPG represents music in every genre from some of the worldâ€™s hottest songwriters and catalogs including U2, Elton John, Bernie Taupin, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, R. Kelly, Coldplay, Nelly, Ciara, Dave Grohl, Prince, Diana Krall, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Britney Spears, Godsmack, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, No Doubt, 3 Doors Down, Beastie Boys, Anastacia, Robbie Williams, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Paul Simon, Henry Mancini, Christina Aguilera and Linkin Park, among many others. UMPG is also a global leader in the areas of Production Music, Christian and Classical Music. For more information please visit http://www.umusicpub.com.
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IS IT ANY WONDER THAT UMG IS UNDER SIEGE AROUND THE WORLD!
HERE ARE THE PROBLEMS I’M HAVING WITH UMG…
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