Grainge formerly served as CEO of UMG. He continues to report to Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO of Vivendi. Grainge also serves as a member of the Vivendi Management Board.
Commenting on this promotion, Jean-Bernard Lévy stated: “We are delighted to appoint Lucian to the top position in music worldwide. His track record over the last thirty years in the music business is impeccable. He is perfectly qualified to lead UMG through the digital era across the globe.”
British businessman Lucian Grainge CBE, started his career with CBS/April Music in 1979, advancing to positions in Artists & Repertoire (A&R) and talent development, and rising to senior management positions at PolyGram UK and Universal Music internationally.
Under Grainge’s leadership since 2005, Universal Music Group International, which manages its businesses in more than 50 countries, has significantly grown its market share worldwide.Music Business Worldwide