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Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group
Company nameUniversal Music Group
Company typeSubsidiary of Vivendi
IndustryMusic & entertainment
Founded1934 (as Decca Records USA)
1989 (MCA Music Entertainment Group formed)
1996 (first UMG incarnation)
1998 (second UMG incarnation)
HeadquartersSanta Monica, California United States
Key peopleLucian Grainge: Chairman & CEO
Zach Horowitz: President & COO
Boyd Muir: CFO
Max Hole: Chief Operating Officer of UMG International
Revenue(+)$6.14 billion (2007)
ParentUniversal (1996-2006)
Vivendi (100%)
DivisionsVivendi Entertainment
SubsidiaryUniversal Music Publishing Group
Universal Music Group Distribution
The Island Def Jam Motown Music Group
Universal Republic Records
Universal Music Group Nashville
Verve Music Group
Decca Label Group
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Universal Music Enterprises
Show Dog-Universal Music
V2/Co-operative Music
Polydor Records
Mercury Music Group
Island Music Group
Downtown Records
Universal Music TV
Universal Classics and Jazz

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Universal Music Group (UMG) is an American music group and is the largest in the music industry. It is the largest of the "big four" record companies by its commanding market share and its multitude of global operations. Universal Music Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of French media conglomerate Vivendi.

Universal Music Group owns a music publisher, Universal Music Publishing Group, which became the world's largest following the acquisition of BMG Music Publishing in May 2007.

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