LONDON (CelebrityAccess) – Universal Music Publishing Group has this week announced that it has appointed Simon Baker to General Manager, European Operations, effective immediately.
In his new role, Baker who is based in London, will continue reporting to UMPG Chief Operating Officer Marc Cimino, and continue to provide support on financial and business matters to UMPG’s European team of Managing Directors, including UK MD Mike McCormack. He will also work closely with the company’s leadership team in Santa Monica.
Commenting on the promotion, Cimino said: “Simon has been an invaluable resource to our European MDs. His ability to create a strong European infrastructure that has enabled our creative executives to achieve incredible artist success has been pivotal to our growth.”
Baker added: “UMPG continues to strive creatively in signing the best talent and maximizing revenues for our songwriters from traditional sources as well as from digital platforms.
“I’m privileged to work with a team of outstanding executives in the publishing business across Europe and I am grateful to Marc Cimino for his continued support.”
Baker, who previously served as SVP, Finance and Operations for Europe, joined UMPG in 2001.