UMG CEO Lucian Grainge shares advice for artists in the age of smart speakers

The CEO of the world’s largest record label has some words of wisdom to share in the ever-changing tech of the modern music industry. The latest reports from December 2018 revealed that 66 million households…

Universal name the new president of Island Records

Following their president’s departure for Sony Music, Universal Music Group’s Island Records have named their new president. David Massey exits his role as the president of Island Records on the 1st of June and will…

Universal Music buys British labels behind Elvis Costello, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Two of the most influential record labels in the UK have just been bought by Universal Music Group. Major label, Universal Music Group have just bought Stiff Records and ZTT, two of the UK’s biggest…

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek named the most powerful person in the music business beating out major label CEOs

Spotify’s top man Daniel Ek has been named as the most powerful person in the music industry by Billboard, taking the place of Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge. Music magazine Billboard have updated their Power…

Streaming “needs our help” says newly knighted UMG CEO Sir Lucian Grainge

A week following his knighting by Prince William, UMG’s top dog Sir Lucian Grainge pledges his support to music streaming. In the latest edition of Music Week Sir Lucian Grainge, the chairman and CEO of Universal…

Prince William knights Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge

In a “recognition of British music’s significance to the UK” Lucian Grainge, chairman and CEO of UMG, has been knighted by Prince William. Yesterday Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, knighted London-born Lucian Grainge during…

Spotify’s ‘freemium’ Model To Undergo Changes Says Universal Music CEO

Rumours have been circulating for the past few weeks that changes will be coming to Spotify as artist royalties have become increasingly controversial with Beatport’s 5% royalty commissions and Taylor Swift’s outrage at Apple Music’s…