BMG Music Publishing (formerly known as RCA Music Publishing), which was not part of the Sony BMG merger, was a business of the Bertelsmann Music Group until it was sold to Universal Music Group for €1.63 billion in 2007. Universal then folded the company into Universal Music Publishing Group, and the BMG name was retired.
Universal Music Group N.V. (often abbreviated as UMG and referred to as just Universal Music) is a Dutch–American multinational music corporation.UMG's corporate headquarters are located in Hilversum, Netherlands and its operational headquarters are located in Santa Monica, California.
Universal Music Group (UMG) is het grootste muziekconcern ter wereld, met een marktaandeel van 32% in 2020 (2005: 25,5%). Het bedrijf is gevestigd in Santa Monica en New York en was een onderdeel van het Franse mediaconglomeraat Vivendi SA. Vanaf 21 september 2021 is UMG beursgenoteerd.