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UMPG has appointed Jennifer Knoepfle as Executive Vice President and Co-Head of US A&R

By Loudest Team
September 15, 2022
UMPG has appointed Jennifer Knoepfle as Executive Vice President and Co-Head of US A&R

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), has appointed Jennifer Knoepfle as Executive Vice President and Co-Head of US A&R, effective immediately.

In her role as EVP & Co-Head of US A&R, UMPG says Knoepfle will work closely with UMPG’s Co-Head of US A&R, EVP and Head of Global Creative Group David Gray and team.

UMPG says that Knoepfle will work with UMPG’s songwriters, artists, and producers, “co-lead the A&R team in identifying, signing, and developing early rising talent and support legacy talent by providing opportunities to strengthen their careers”.

Described by UMPG as “one of the industry’s most successful publishing execs”, Knoepfle joins UMPG from Sony Music Publishing, where she has worked since 2009, most recently serving as SVP, Creative.

During her tenure, Knoepfle was responsible for signing and developing songwriters in the US including Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, Dan Nigro, Ariel Rechtshaid, Bloodpop, Joel Little and artists including WILLOW, Tate McRae, King Princess, Remi Wolf, Maggie Rogers, Leon Bridges, Wallows, Salem Ilese, Noah Kahan and Lord Huron in recent years.

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