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NEAR TRUTHS: THE KYNCL-LOUSADA DANCE HAS BEGUN
This oughta be interesting... (9/30a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
RAP EDITION
Michael and Kyle find a feast of hip-hop to chew on. (9/30a)
CHART FINAL: VERANO INVADES FALL
Like a broken record... which it is, figuratively speaking. (9/30a)
HITS LIST: COUNTDOWN
TO ECSTASY
We enter the month that was once known as Rocktober. (9/30a)
HIS OWN ARCHITECT:
THE STEVE LACY BUZZ
It was a surprisingly easy "Habit" to break. (9/30a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
Pub Crawling
UMPG'S TOM TO FOSTER EUROPEAN RELATIONS
3/28/19

UMPG U.K. exec Tom Foster has a new remit covering wider Europe after being promoted to Head of Film & TV, Europe. The role reinforces the company’s commitment to strengthening alignment across territories and providing leading global services to its songwriters (despite what may be going on in British Government). 

Effective immediately, London-based Foster will continue reporting to Mike McCormack, Managing Director of UMPG U.K. His previous title was U.K. Head of Film & TV, where he was responsible for securing and negotiating sync placements across a diverse roster of writers including Irving Berlin, Elton John, Agnes Obel and Tom Walker. Foster joined the company in March 2011.

Making the announcement, McCormack said: “It’s rare that you find an executive as charming, well-liked and charismatic as Tom, who is also so effective and forward-thinking in their role. His management of the team has delivered us many successes over the years and given invaluable, profile-raising film and TV placements for new artists on our roster. This promotion is well deserved and another step in UMPG’s globally integrated approach to deliver the very best service to our roster.”

Foster added: “Now more than ever, sync is one of the most important avenues for bringing our songwriters’ music to global audiences. With so much quality content in development, this is a very exciting time for our business. I want to thank UMPG Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson for empowering our team to turn good ideas into great ones, and Mike McCormack for his energy and consistent support. UMPG’s Film & TV team has unmatched passion and creativity, and the future is bright for our songwriters.”