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Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge Hospitalized for Coronavirus

Universal Music chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge is in the hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.

The 60-year-old executive is currently receiving treatment at Los Angeles’ UCLA Medical Center, Variety reported on Sunday (March 15).

“Word of Grainge’s illness has rattled West Coast power players who attended his 60th birthday celebration on Feb. 29 in Palm Springs, multiple industry insiders said,” according to the report.

Attendees included Apple’s Tim Cook and music manager Irving Azoff.

UMG’s headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif. closed on Friday (March 13) after an unidentified employee, apparently Lucian, tested positive.

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Taylor Swift Moves to Universal Music Publishing Group

Taylor Swift has signed a global agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group.

The 30-year-old “You Need to Calm Down” singer has switched music publishers and signed a new deal, she announced on Instagram on Thursday (February 6).

“I’m proud to extend my partnership with Lucian Grainge and the Universal Music family by signing with Universal Music Publishing Group, and for the opportunity to work with Jody Gerson, the first woman to run a major music publishing company,” Taylor captioned the slideshow below.

Jody is an advocate for women’s empowerment and one of the most-respected and accomplished industry leaders,” Taylor added. “Troy Tomlinson has been an amazing part of my team for over half my life and a passionate torchbearer for songwriters. It’s an honor to get to work with such an incredible team, especially when it comes to my favorite thing in the world: songwriting. 🎶😄 & swipe photos to see one of my other fav things: a fluffy floofy cat.”

A press release says the deal is a “multi-year, multi-album agreement,” and a source told Billboard that UMPG will “eventually represent her entire catalog.”

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Mandy Moore, Billie Eilish & Anthony Ramos Attend Sir Lucian Grainge's Artist Showcase

Mandy Moore snaps a photo with Sir Lucian Grainge at his 2020 Artist Showcase held at Milk Studios on Saturday (January 25) in Los Angeles.

The 35-year-old This Is Us actress and singer was joined by Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas, who performed at the event.

Also hitting the stage were Anthony Ramos and Lewis Capaldi. Lele Pons was in attendance as well.

Just a few days prior, Sir Lucian received his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with many artists in attendance to show their support for the Universal Music Group CEO.

FYI: Billie is wearing Privé Revaux sunglasses.

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Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, & More Attend Lucian Grainge's Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony!

It was a star-studded event at Lucian Grainge‘s Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony!

Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes stepped out to honor the 59-year-old Universal Music Group Chief with a star on the Walk of Fame on Thursday afternoon (January 23) in Hollywood.

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Other stars stepping out for the ceremony included Sam Smith, Tori Kelly, Hailee Steinfeld, Beck, Lionel Richie, and celeb manager Scooter Braun.

During the ceremony, Lionel took to the mic to honor Lucian.

“It’s hard enough to get a Star as an artist, but to get a Star as an executive – you got to be a magician,” Lionel said. “Congratulations, my friend. I know this is a proud moment for you and your family. I love you to death.”

25+ pictures inside of the stars at the ceremony…More Here! »

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