Universal Music New Zealand (UMNZ) is a division of Universal Music Group. Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. Featuring the most comprehensive catalog of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the world. Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans. Universal Music Group is a Vivendi company.
UMG’s strength and legacy of music flows from a diverse family of record labels and bands including: Universal Republic Records, Island Records, Def Jam Recordings, Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records, Capitol Records, Polydor Records, Motown, EMI Records, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, the Verve Music Group, Blue Note Records, Caroline and more.
Universal Music New Zealand, through its former companies, EMI, HMV, Pye, Philips, Phonogram and PolyGram, has a long and rich history of recording New Zealand artists and that tradition continues today. Check out our artists here and information on our New Zealand catalogue here.