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Chairman & CEO

Lucian Grainge

CEO Approval Rating

83/100

Est. Annual Revenue
$9.1B
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Est. Employees
8,800
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UMG TOP COMPETITORS OR ALTERNATIVES

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Lucian Grainge's photo - Chairman & CEO of UMG

Lucian Grainge

Chairman & CEO

83/100
8,800
$10.9B
$9.1B
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UMG's Competitor - WMG logo
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Stephen F. Cooper

CEO

83/100
5,400
$2.5B
$5.1B
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UMG's Competitor - Kobalt logo
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Laurent Hubert

CEO

83/100
700
$289M
$543.4M
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UMG's Competitor - Sony Music logo
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Rob Stringer

CEO

84/100
9,500
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$430.4M
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UMG's Competitor - Hollywood Records logo
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Michael Eisner

Founder

96/100
105
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$45M
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UMG's Competitor - Atlantic Records logo
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Craig Kallman

Chairman & CEO

82/100
398
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$680M
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UMG's Competitor - BMG Rights Management GmbH logo
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Hartwig Masuch

CEO

86/100
387
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$10M
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UMG's Competitor - Virgin Records logo
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CEO

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40
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$2.9M
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UMG's Competitor - Quad Studios logo
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Lou Gonzalez

CEO

69/100
218
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$28.2M
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UMG's Competitor - Fueled By Ramen logo
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Mike Easterlin

President

72/100
117
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$8M
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UMG's Competitor - Syntax Creative logo
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Timothy Trudeau

CEO

74/100
6
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$2M
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UMG's Competitor - Jozi State Records logo
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6
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$ < 1M
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UMG's Competitor - Rhino  logo
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CEO

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97
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$10.8M
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WMG is one of UMG's top competitors. WMG was founded in 1929 in New York, New York. WMG operates in the Publishing industry. WMG generates $4.1B less revenue than UMG.

Kobalt is a top competitor of UMG. Kobalt was founded in 2000, and is headquartered in New York, New York. Like UMG, Kobalt also operates in the Movies & Entertainment industry. Kobalt generates $8.6B less revenue vs. UMG.

Sony Music is seen as one of UMG's top competitors. Sony Music is headquartered in New York, New York, and was founded in 1929. Like UMG, Sony Music also competes in the Movies & Entertainment field. Sony Music generates 4.72% the revenue of UMG.

UMG Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
INGROOVES MUSIC GROUP

Feb 2019

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undisclosed
Ingrooves is a music distribution company that provides marketing and rights management services for independent labels and artists.
The House Of Blues Studios

Nov 2018

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$4.3M
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AI Records

Mar 2018

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undisclosed
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ZTT etc.

Dec 2017

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undisclosed
ZTT is a record label that markets songs under its banner.
Perfect Songs

Dec 2017

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undisclosed
Perfect Songs is an independent music company that publishes recorded and audiovisual music contents.

These are all the companies that UMG has acquired. UMG has acquired 9 companies and its latest acquisition was INGROOVES MUSIC GROUP in Feb 2019. Ingrooves is a music distribution company that provides marketing and rights management services for independent labels and artists.

UMG Funding History

Since UMG was founded in 1934, it has participated in 4 rounds of funding. In total UMG has raised $10.9B. UMG's last funding round was on Jun 2021 for a total of $4.0B

ROUND

FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

Debt
Mar 2021
$3.5B
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Equity
Dec 2020
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Equity
Dec 2019
$3.4B

Since UMG was founded in 1934, it has participated in 4 rounds of funding. In total UMG has raised $10.9B. UMG's last funding round was on Jun 2021 for a total of $4.0B

UMG Investments

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EXIT DATE

Vida is an online platform that allows users to buy apparel, accessories and home decor products.
$5.5M
Aug 22, 2017
Aug 01, 2018
Mass Appeal is a media and content company that focuses on documenting the cultural convergence of art, music, skate and fashion.
$6M
Mar 05, 2017
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StreetTeam Software develops, builds and delivers peer-to-peer sales and marketing software for live entertainment.
$10M
Oct 09, 2016
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Jelli is a web-based programmatic advertising platform that enables radio stations to buy, sell and manage audio advertisements.
$21M
Jun 22, 2015
Nov 01, 2018
Here One designs, develops, manufactures and markets wireless augment reality earbuds with a mobile application.
$17M
Jun 11, 2015
Aug 01, 2017

These are all the companies that UMG has invested in. UMG has invested 13 companies and its latest investment was VIDA & Co. in Aug 22,. Vida is an online platform that allows users to buy apparel, accessories and home decor products.

UMG News

September 21, 2021News Brig

Universal Music Group's shares jump in stock market debut

Shares of Universal Music Group soared more than 35 percent in the company's stock market debut in Eu... See more »
September 21, 2021Music Business Worldwide

Sir Lucian Grainge hails 'exciting milestone in UMG's storied history'

Universal Music Group is officially a publicly traded company. The world's biggest rights-holder list... See more »
September 21, 2021City A.M.

Universal Music IPO shares surge as Lucian Grainge spies 105m payday

Universal Music, which landed on the Amsterdam stock exchange today, had shares surge by more than a ... See more »
September 21, 2021CNBC

Universal Music Group shares soar in market debut

Universal Music Group shares surged in its stock market debut Tuesday, in Europe's largest listing of... See more »
September 21, 2021News Break

Vivendi Confirms The 1:1 Distribution Ratio For Universal Music Group N.V. Shares, Reference Price And Home Member State Declaration - NewsBreak

HILVERSUM, Netherlands, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ADVERTISEMENT. This announcement is an adverti... See more »
September 21, 2021Music Week

UMG shares soar 38% as Sir Lucian Grainge predicts 'new wave of music consumption'

Universal Music Group shares soared 38.1% in the first day of trading in Amsterdam. Read on for the d... See more »
September 21, 2021Zephyr Net

Universal Music Group Valued at About $39B Ahead of Listing on Amsterdam Exchange

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/universal-music-group-stock-price-valuation-... See more »

UMG Press Releases

August 17, 2021Endurance Sportswire

Music Remains A Priority For Fitness Companies

Equinox Media licensed the entire Universal Music Group catalog in January, but access to the world's... See more »
August 10, 2021centralcharts

Vivendi sells 7.1% of UMG's share capital to Pershing Square Holdings, managed by William Ackman, with the possibility to sell him a further 2.9% by September 9, 2021

Regulatory News: Vivendi (Paris:VIV) as well as Pershing Square Holdings and affiliates entered into ... See more »
July 23, 2021StreetInsider

The Musical" Will Be Released On September 24

NEW YORK, July 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Â Today UMe releases "The World Fell In Love," the first offic... See more »
June 25, 2021StreetInsider

Pershing Square Tontine Holdings, Ltd. Provides Investor Update

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pershing Square Tontine Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: PSTH) today released a repl... See more »
June 14, 2021Wired PR News

The Third Point creates Vivendi's participation as universal suffrage arrives

Activist investor Third Point has built a stake in Vivendi, a media group controlled by French billio... See more »
June 11, 2021StreetInsider

DEF LEPPARD RELEASE LIMITED EDITION BOX SET 'DEF LEPPARD - VOLUME THREE' TODAY- AVAILABLE NOW!

LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Â Today, legendary British rock 'n' roll icons and Rock & R... See more »
June 4, 2021Business Wire

Vivendi in Discussions With Pershing Square Tontine Holdings, Ltd. to Sell 10% of UMG's Share Capital

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Vivendi (Paris:VIV) and Pershing Square Tontine Holdings, Lt... See more »

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UMG Summary

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Overview

UMG is a Netherlands-based entertainment company that provides services including recorded music publishing, distribution and artist labeling for music creators. UMG was founded in 1934. UMG's headquarters is located in Hilversum, Noord-Holland, NL 12...

CEO

UMG's Chairman & CEO, Lucian Grainge, currently has an approval rating of 83%. UMG's primary competitors are WMG, Kobalt & Sony Music.

Frequently Asked Questions about UMG

  1. When was UMG founded?

    UMG was founded in 1934
  2. Who is UMG's CEO?

    UMG's CEO is Lucian Grainge
  3. How much revenue does UMG generate?

    UMG generates $9.1B in revenue
  4. How much funding does UMG have?

    UMG has historically raised $10.9B in funding
  5. Where is UMG's headquarters?

    UMG's headquarters is in Hilversum Noord-Holland, NL
  1. How many employees does UMG have?

    UMG has 8,800 employees
  2. What sector does UMG operate in?

    UMG is in Movies & Entertainment
  3. Who are UMG's competitors?

    UMG's top competitors are WMG, Kobalt, Sony Music
  4. Who has UMG invested in?

    UMG's has invested in companies such as VIDA & Co., Massappeal, StreetTeam