Universal Music Group has promoted Evan Lamberg to President of Universal Music Publishing Group, North America. He previously served as Exec. VP, Creative, for UMPG’s East Coast division.
In his new role, Lamberg will lead North American operations for the company, which includes Pop, Urban, Country, Latin, Christian/Gospel and Canadian divisions. He will be based out of UMPG’s Santa Monica headquarters.
He reports to Zach Horowitz, UMG President & COO and Lucian Grainge, UMG Chairman & CEO.
Earlier this year David Renzer exited his post as UMPG Chairman and CEO.
UMPG Nashville Pres. Pat Higdon reports to Lamberg.
“Evan’s stellar track record for discovering, signing and nurturing the very best songwriting talent, combined with his managerial, organizational and business skills, makes him the ideal choice to build on UMPG’s market leading position and to take our North American operations to the next level,” says Horowitz. “He is a complete publisher—great ears, great relationships, and innovative approaches to maximizing the many new opportunities emerging in the marketplace.”
During his tenure with UMPG, Lamberg has been signed or worked with some of music’s best known talent including Justin Bieber, Owl City, Desmond Child, and more. He also signed a joint venture agreement with GloJoe Music that yielded eight cuts for DJ White Shadow on Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, including the hit title song and followup “Edge Of Glory.” Prior to joining UMPG, Lamberg spent over 17 years with EMI Music Publishing, including time as Executive VP of Creative, North America.