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Universal Forms Verve Label Group

Danny Bennett named president, CEO

Danny Bennett, president and CEO of the Verve Label Group

Universal Music Group (UMG) has announced the creation of the Verve Label Group and appointed Grammy-winner Danny Bennett-manager of his father, Tony Bennett-as the new organization’s president and CEO.

Founded in New York in 1956 and now in its 60th year, Verve-home to jazz greats including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz and Nina Simone-is UMG’s American contemporary label, with an active artist roster that features Andrea Bocelli, Diana Krall, Mark Knopfler, Sarah McLachlan and Barry Manilow. The Verve Label Group also harbors the reactivated Impulse! label, which has released new albums by John Scofield (with Joe Lovano), Kenny Barron, Sullivan Fortner, Jacky Terrasson and others, and acclaimed archival releases like last year’s A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters by John Coltrane.

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