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Doug Morris

 
Member - Management Board - Vivendi
 
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Company Name : Vivendi
 
Company Website : www.vivendiuniversal.com
 
Company Address : 42 Ave. De Friedland
, Paris, ,
France,
 
Doug Morris Profile :
Member - Management Board - Vivendi
 
Doug Morris Biography :

Expertise and experience

Doug Morris was born on November 23, 1938. He has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group since November 1995 and was appointed to Vivendiís Management Board on April 28, 2005. A graduate of Columbia University, Mr. Morris began his music career as a songwriter for music publisher Robert Mellin, Inc. In 1965, Mr. Morris joined Laurie Records, as a writer and producer and was later promoted to Vice President and General Manager.

Following this, Mr. Morris created his own label, Big Tree Records, which was distributed and eventually acquired by Atlantic Records in 1978. At this time, Mr. Morris was appointed President of ATCO Records, beginning his 17-year association with Warner Music. In 1980, Mr. Morris was appointed President of Atlantic Records and, in 1990, assumed the position of Co-Chairman and Co-CEO (with Ahmet Ertegun) of the Atlantic Recording Group. In 1994, Mr. Morris was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Warner Music U.S. and was soon thereafter appointed Chairman. Mr. Morris began his association with the MCA Music Entertainment Group (now Universal Music Group) in July 1995, by forming a joint venture, New York City-based full service record label. Throughout his career, Mr. Morris has worked with some of the most popular and influential artists of the past four decades, including the Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, Pete Townsend, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Nicks, Bette Midler, Tori Amos, INXS, Erykah Badu and Mariah Carey. Mr. Morris serves on the Boards of the Robin Hood Foundation and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Mr. Morris is a Director of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2003, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) awarded Mr. Morris with the Presidentís Merit Award.

Positions currently held

Universal Music Group, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Universal Music Group, Director of various subsidiaries

Other

Robin Hood Foundation, Director

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Director

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Director

Directorships held over the last five years

Universal Music Group, Director of various subsidiaries

 
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