Universal Music Publishing (UMP) China has opened a new office in Shanghai.
The company says the move “significantly expands UMPG’s operations in China,” which it first entered two years ago.
At an opening event held at the offices, UMPG also launched its Chinese version of UMPG Window.
Window is an international royalty portal for songwriters, and now represents UMPG’s first local-language version in Asia.
UMPG says its Window portal provides songwriters with “transparent and easy-to-use royalty information,” including real-time data, insight and analytics.
The portal can also be profiled with multi-dimensional, visualized analysis on desktop and mobile devices.
The news follows the appointment of Joe Fang as UMPG’s first ever Managing Director, China, who took on the role in May 2020.
“UMPG has always adhered to the commitment of placing songwriters first.”
Mo LiangJin (莫亮金), Jing’an CPC
Mo LiangJin (莫亮金), Jing’an CPC Committee member and Publicity Department Director, said: “UMPG has always adhered to the commitment of placing ‘songwriters first’, by providing the best services to musicians and bringing the enjoyment of music to audiences.
“UMP’s new office opening is a strong support for Jing’an District to continuously promote the development of a multi-dimensional, high-level cultural and creative industry.
“Jing’an District is committed to creating an optimal business environment whilst providing thoughtful services to enterprises to support UMP China’s further growth.”
“we have established a new Shanghai office with the industry’s finest team.”
Joe Fang, UMP China and Hong Kong
Joe Fang, Managing Director of UMP China and Hong Kong, said: “About a century ago, a group of modern music companies were born by the shore of Huang Pu River in the great city of Shanghai and made history.
“Today, we have established a new Shanghai office with the industry’s finest team, top-tier creative space, and ready to serve a new generation of Chinese musicians who are eager to demonstrate their cultural confidence to the world via music.”
“We are confident that UMP China will continue to contribute to the value add of China’s Copyright Industries, a significant part of the State Council’s ‘Outline for Building a Powerful Country with Intellectual Property Rights (2021-2035).
“I am very grateful for all the incredible support we received from the Shanghai Jing’an government, and incredibly honoured to be part of the new chapter of this great city’s musical history.
“The seeds of the next generation of Chinese music have been planted in this soil today.”
“Today is really a great step forward for Universal Music Publishing in China.”
Andrew Jenkins, UMPG Asia Pacific
Andrew Jenkins, President, UMPG Asia Pacific, welcomed guests to the event via video, saying: “Today is really a great step forward for Universal Music Publishing in China.
“I know the office will be a creative center of excellence not just for China but for the region and for Universal Music globally.
“I look forward to our staff working with the best Chinese talent to create songs that will resonate with people all around the world.
“I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to Mr. Wang Hua, for you have helped us enormously in realizing this dream and made us feel incredibly welcomed.”
“I am especially impressed by UMP China’s commitment to invest in and develop Chinese music talent.”
Chengzhi Jin (金承志), Shanghai Rainbow Chamber Singers
Chengzhi Jin (金承志), Founder and Art Director of Shanghai Rainbow Chamber Singers, said: “I feel confident and proud to have my music works represented by UMP China, a team which truly understand, appreciate and respect music and musicians.
“I am especially impressed by UMP China’s commitment to invest in and develop Chinese music talent, as they are always ready to provide support, resources and opportunities to the local songwriter community.
“I cannot miss the chance today to celebrate UMP China to open in Shanghai, where I have worked and lived for years.
“Hope our performance here is accepted as a token of congratulation and appreciation.”Music Business Worldwide