UMPG owns or administers more than 1 million copyrights. They are one of the largest music publishing businesses in the world with more than 47 offices in 41 countries. In 2006, Universal Music Publishing Group acquired BMG Music Publishing for 1.63 billion euro, the third largest publishing group, making Universal Music the largest music publisher in the world.
Some of the well known artists that are affiliated with UMPG are: U2, Shania Twain, Bon Jovi, Prince, Ashanti, Mary J. Blige, Anastacia, 50 Cent, 3 Doors Down, The Corrs, Chemical Brothers, No Doubt, Steve Barakatt, Blink-182, Godsmack, Glen Ballard, Stereophonics, Eve, Musiq, Everclear, André Rieu, The Beastie Boys, Fatboy Slim, Noir Desir, Sonique, Zucchero, Miguel Bosé, and Brian McKnight
Some of UMPG's most classic and popular song titles include: "I Will Survive" by Perren/Fekaris; "You're Still the One" and "That Don't Impress Me Much" by Shania Twain; "Beautiful Day," "Pride (In the Name of Love)," and "Desire," by U2; "Magic Carpet Ride" by Moreve/Kay; "Shake Your Groove Thing" by Perren/Fekaris; "Born to Be Wild" by Mars Bonfire; "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" by Kern/Hammerstein, "Blue Christmas" by Hayes/Johnson; "Strangers in the Night" by Kaempfert/Snyder/Singleton, "The Way You Look Tonight" by Kern/Fields; "Lady Sings The Blues" by Nichols/Holiday, "Candle In the Wind," "Your Song" and "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John/Bernie Taupin; "Girl From Ipanema" by Jobim/Demoraes/Gimbel; "Here Without You" by 3 Doors Down; and themes from the movies The Mummy II, Gladiator, E.T., The Pink Panther, and Jaws, among many others.
UMPG administers the prestigious 60,000 title Rondor Music Catalog and also owns or administers a multitude of prestigious catalogs including: Interscope and Def Jam Music, All Nations Music, Charlie Daniels, Matraca Berg, Prince, Forerunner Music, Epitaph, Greenwich/Barry, Momentum Publishing, and John Philips. UMPG also owns or administers the works of Leonard Bernstein, and Henry Mancini, as well as the scores of such prestigious musicals as Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats and The Phantom of the Opera, and Romeo and Juliet.
Warner sings Bertelsmann unit's tune.(BMG Music Publishing International Ltd., Warner Music Group Corp.)(Brief article)
May 30, 2006; Warner Music reportedly is eyeing Bertelsmann's BMG Music Publishing unit. Bertelsmann is selling the division to partially repay...