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UMG TAPS JAMES MURTAGH-HOPKINS FOR COMMS TEAM

Universal Music Group has named British communications exec James Murtagh-Hopkins as Senior Director, Communications. He joins from trade lobbying group UK Music.

Murtagh-Hopkins will be based in Universal’s London HQ, reporting to SVP Communications Caryn Tomlinson. He will serve as a member of the global comms team led by EVP Will Tanous, working closely with UMG’s management team, labels and operating companies to help communicate the company’s global business strategy.

“James’ background in artist PR and marketing is well-suited to the evolving role of communications professionals within our company, and he will be a valuable addition to our team,” said Tanous.

“I am delighted that James will be bringing his insightful perspective to the team at such a compelling and innovative time for UMG,” Tomlinson added.

Murtagh-Hopkins joined UK Music as Director of Communications in April last year. Prior to that, he held senior roles at Sony Music, EMI Records, Vector Management and Pulse Films.

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