Universal Music Publishing (UMP) has announced the promotion of one its key European executives to a new role overseeing Sweden and the Nordic region.
Martin Ingestrom, who currently holds the title Managing Director, UMP Sweden / VP, Nordic Countries, UMP has been elevated to President, UMP Sweden / SVP, Nordic Countries, UMP. He will report directly to Paul Connolly, President of Europe and UK, UMP. The promotion is effective immediately.
An experienced music publishing veteran Ingestrom started his career at Chrysalis Music Publishing and Chrysalis Records in 1980 before leaving to launch MCA Music Publishing Scandinavia in 1993. In 1999 he became Managing Director of Universal Music Publishing Scandinavia and following the merger of MCA and Polygram in 2006 he was appointed MD, UMP Sweden / VP, Nordic Countries, UMP.
Artists and songwriters signed or directly overseen by Ingestrom include ABBA, Swedish House Mafia, Robyn, Rolf Lofland, Jorgen Elofsson, Bloodshy & Avant among others. Writers signed to UMP Sweden recently have written hits for Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Icona Pop, Avicii and many more. Martin is Chairman of the Swedish MPA Award and on the jury for the Polar Music Prize.
Zach Horowitz, Chairman & CEO, UMP said, “Martin Ingestrom has been a remarkable presence for UMP in Sweden and the Nordic countries for over 20 years. During that time, he has built the company into an industry powerhouse, with signings that have achieved massive success around the globe. Most importantly, he’s never been one to rest on his laurels-today, he’s as hungry for hits and discovering the next great writer as when I first started working with him two decades ago. I couldn’t be prouder to recognize his many accomplishments with this well-deserved promotion.”
Paul Connolly said, “Martin is a music man through and through. He has a rare combination of music smarts and business acumen that contribute immeasurably to the success of so many of his successful songwriters and artists.”