Universal Music Group Announces the Launch of Def Jam Africa


Def Jam is continuing its global expansion with the launch of Def Jam Africa. The announcement from Universal Music Group states the new wing fo the iconic label will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa and Lagos, Nigeria. Visit for more information The new label will focus on hip-hop, Afrobeats, and trap talent throughout […]

Source Exclusive: Universal Music VP of Urban Catalog Andre Torres Talks Kicks, Culture and the ‘Urban Legends’ of Vinyl

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Any self-respecting music fan understands the significance, importance and just straight up awe that comes with the words Universal Music Enterprises — a company with decades worth of classic records at their disposal. Now, imagine having that same enthusiasm about the music empire, and then getting the dream opportunity to spearhead its department of urban […]

The Weeknd x Futura 2000: XO Artist Capsule

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The Weeknd and Futura 2000 announce the third and final delivery of the Futura XO Artist Capsule Collection at Concepts NYC located at 225 Hudson Street from June 3 through June 7. The collection was produced in partnership with Bravado, UMG’s leading merchandise and brand management company. Visit for more information Following earlier deliveries […]

Prince Estate Selects Universal to Manage NPG Records Catalog, Music Set to Stream Sunday

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Music legend Prince may have been known for fighting against the record companies owning rights to his music, but after an extensive bidding war, it looks like one has won the licensing battle. Visit for more information According to published reports, Universal Music Group has been granted exclusive licensing rights to “certain renowned albums,” unleashed unto […]