Universal Music Group International

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

200,000€ - 299,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.5 Fte (6)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

3

High-level Commission meetings

36

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Universal Music Group International   (UMGI)

    EU Transparency Register

    530216615544-40 First registered on 14 Jan 2015

    Goals / Remit

    UMGI is a recorded music business that discovers and develops recording artists and markets and promotes their music across a wide array of formats and platforms.

    UMGI engages on policies that impact copyright law, specifically, as well as the entertainment industry more generally.

    Main EU files targeted

    Implementation of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market
    The Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act
    Copyright enforcement

    Address

    Head Office
    4 Pancras Square
    London N1C 4AG
    UNITED KINGDOM
    EU Office
    4 Pancras Square
    London N1C 4AG
    UNITED KINGDOM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    6

    Employment timeLobbyists
    25%6

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    3 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 23 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Robbert BARUCH 12 Jul 2023 11 Jul 2024
    Eric BERMAN 12 Jul 2023 11 Jul 2024
    Simon CARMEL 12 Jul 2023 11 Jul 2024
    Mr Robbert Baruch 12 Jul 2023 15 Apr 2024
    Mr Eric BERMAN 12 Jul 2023 15 Apr 2024
    Mr Simon CARMEL 12 Jul 2023 15 Apr 2024
    Mr Robbert Baruch 13 Aug 2022 12 Jul 2023
    Mr Eric BERMAN 13 Aug 2022 12 Jul 2023
    Mr Simon CARMEL 13 Aug 2022 12 Jul 2023
    Mr Simon CARMEL 11 Jun 2021 11 Jun 2022
    Mr Robbert Baruch 04 Jun 2021 04 Jun 2022
    Mr Eric BERMAN 09 Jun 2020 01 Jul 2021
    Mr Simon CARMEL 06 Jun 2020 05 Jun 2021
    Mr Eric BERMAN 03 May 2019 01 May 2020
    Mr Simon CARMEL 04 Apr 2019 01 Apr 2020

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Companies & groups

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Outside of the US, UMG belongs to recorded music trade associations and works with them on an international (via The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (“IFPI”)) and national, via the local trade association in each specific country, such as the British Phonographic Industry in the UK, basis.

    In addition, UMG is a member of producer collecting societies engaged in collective rights management, such as Phonographic Performance Limited, or PPL, in the UK and the SCPP in France.

    UMG also works with analogous trade associations, e.g. International Confederation of Music Publishers, International Music Publishers Association and various European national associations (such as the Music Publishers Association in the UK) as well as collecting societies, e.g. PRS for Music in the UK, in relation to music publishing.

    In the US, the primary trade associations we belong to are:

    * Recording Industry Association of America;
    * National Music Publishers Association;
    * Sound Exchange.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    NameAmount
    freshfields bruckhaus deringer 0€ - 10,000€

    Intermediaries for current year

    Name
    freshfields bruckhaus deringer

    Closed year Costs

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    None

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    36 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 12 May 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject AI Act, copyright.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Jun 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright and Platforms
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Manuel Mateo-Goyet (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 May 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM general, copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 May 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Feb 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Pauline Rouch (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Feb 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM, copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright et présenter l'entreprise, ainsi que les défis actuels du secteur.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Pierre Moscovici
      Portfolio Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
      Attending
      • Lucie Mattera (Cabinet member)
      • Pierre Moscovici (Commissioner)
    • Date 19 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital single market and the music industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Nele Eichhorn (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Sep 2016 Location Berlaymont
      Subject Copyright
      DG Inspire, Debate, Engage and Accelerate Action
      Attending
      • Ann Mettler (Director-General)
    • Date 09 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright reform
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Jul 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Jul 2016 Location BXL
      Subject copyright
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Development of the music market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Marika Lautso-Mousnier (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject UMG want to : 1) introduce themselves for an ongoing dialogue; 2) discuss the music market’s rapid transformation and wholly-changed competitive landscape; and 3) present a view for the future.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Pierre Moscovici
      Portfolio Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
      Attending
      • Lucie Mattera (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright - Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
      • Adrienn Kiraly (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject public performance and broadcasting in FTA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Miguel Ceballos Baron (Cabinet member)
      • Jon Nyman (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 10 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 Mar 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Dec 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market, Copyright, Creative Industries
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Adrienn Kiraly (Cabinet member)
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
    • Date 25 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject The EU's current international and economic priorities
      DG Secretariat-General
      Attending
      • Alexander Italianer (Secretary-General)
    • Date 25 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
    • Date 23 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject copyright
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Oct 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject DSM – liability of platforms
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Eduard Hulicius (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Introductory meeting
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Fabrice Comptour (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Pauline Rouch (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 May 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright, DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 17 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market, Copyright
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Robert Madelin (Director-General)
    • Date 10 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market, Copyright
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Robert Madelin (Director-General)
    • Date 21 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 21 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
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