UMG Names James Murtagh-Hopkins Sr. Dir./Communications
September 14, 2016 at 3:38 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP adds JAMES MURTAGH-HOPKINS as Sr. Dir./Communications, effective SEPTEMBER 19th. MURTAGH-HOPKINS will be based in UMG’s LONDON offices and report to SVP/Communications CARYN TOMLINSON. He will serve as a member of the global team led by EVP/Communications and Member of the Executive Management Board WILL TANOUS.
In making the announcement, TANOUS said, “JAMES brings a deep and varied experience in artist PR and marketing, as well as strategic communications and public affairs. His background is well-suited to the evolving role of communications professionals within our company, and he will be a valuable addition to our team.”
“JAMES is an established communications executive, who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. I am delighted that he will be bringing his insightful perspective to the team at such a compelling and innovative time for UMG,” TOMLINSON said.
“The opportunity to join the world’s leading music company is a huge privilege. Not only is UMG one of the most revered and trusted brands in global entertainment, but it is also at the forefront of redefining the commercial opportunities available to its incredible roster of artists and businesses,” MURTAGH-HOPKINS said. “I look forward to being a part of such a respected and influential communications team, as they continue to help drive the future growth and international success of UMG.”