UMPG Names Luke McGrellis VP/Creative
October 27, 2015 at 4:00 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP has appointed LUKE MCGRELLIS VP/Creative. MCGRELLIS previously was A&R Director for SONY/ATV UK; he is relocating from London to UMPG headquarters in LOS ANGELES.
"LUKE MCGRELLIS is a dynamic creative executive with a proven track record, great instincts and a real passion for helping artists and writers build successful global careers," UMPG Chairman/CEO JODY GERSON said. "I’m absolutely thrilled he has joined our team to create even more opportunities around the world for our writers.”
"It's a real privilege to have LUKE MCGRELLIS join our creative team here in the U.S.," UMPG Pres./North America EVAN LAMBERG said. "I consider him one of the best song men around and a major champion of songwriters.”
“First and foremost, JODY is fantastic, so the chance to come and work directly with her and her creatively driven leadership, at an already great company like UNIVERSAL, was really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me," MCGRELLIS said. "I’ve always looked up to the U.S. industry, and the music it produces, so now I get to live and breathe it!”