Ross Greening has been upped to Senior Vice President, European Regional Administration and Global Copyright/Society Relations, at Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).
Greening will continue to be based out of London.
He will jointly report to John Reston, UMPG’s Executive Vice President, Global Administration, and Simon Baker, General Manager, UMP Europe.
In his new role, Greening’s expanded responsibilities include leadership of UMP’s global copyright functions and collecting society engagement strategies.
He continues to lead UMP’s European Administration organization, including operational management of UMP’s digital licensing vehicle, DEAL.
Most recently, Greening held the position of Vice President, Regional European Administration, and has been with UMPG since 2013.
Meanwhile, in the US, UMPG closed 2021 with a number of key promotions and publishing deals.
This followed the news that Grammy Award-winning recording artist and songwriter Lionel Richie inked an exclusive, global publishing agreement with UMPG.
The deal includes the songs Hello, Lady, Dancing on the Ceiling, All Night Long, and numerous others.
“Ross is integral to our global administration strategic plan as we look to the future.”
John Reston, said: “Ross is integral to our global administration strategic plan as we look to the future.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have his drive and passion, along with his intricate knowledge of music publishing administration and society operations globally.”
“Together, we are advancing our industry-leading administration services to songwriters and rightsholders.”
Ross Greening, added: “I’m thrilled to be continuing my work with John, Simon and UMPG’s global and regional executive team.
“Together, we are advancing our industry-leading administration services to songwriters and rightsholders, and maximizing their royalties through our innovative licensing arrangements and technologies.”
“Ross is a brilliant executive.”
Simon Baker, said: “Ross is a brilliant executive and his knowledge of publishing administration is second to none, however he also brings so much more to UMPG and to our clients.
“I could not be happier for this well-deserved promotion.”Music Business Worldwide