Boyd Muir is a music industry executive and the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Universal Music Group.
|Occupation||Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President|
|Years active||1984 – present|
|Organization||Universal Music Group|
Muir's music industry career began in the entertainment media division of Ernst & Young in London from 1984 until 1991. He then served as the head of internal audit at EMI from 1991-1994, and was closely involved with the company’s acquisition of Virgin Music and Chrysalis Records.
In 2010, Lucian Grainge named Muir the CFO of Universal Music Group. As CFO, Muir oversees global finance operations as well as UMG’s global merchandising company, Bravado, and producer and distributor of music video programming, Eagle Rock Entertainment. Muir was also involved with a number of acquisitions for the company, including Sanctuary Group and V2 Music Group, as well as Universal Music Group's 2013 acquisition of EMI.
In addition to his roles as CFO and Executive Vice President, Muir is also the chair of the Universal Music’s Compliance committee, which oversees the Head of Global Compliance. He is also the Member of Executive Management Board at UMG.
In 2015 and 2016, Muir made the 12th spot on the Billboard Power 100. He is credited with revising UMG’s digital structure, developing a playlist strategy, and bringing in new talent to head the company’s film, television, and theater department. Muir also made the list in 2014 at #37.
Fame House is a Philadelphia-based digital marketing and e-commerce agency, with satellite offices in Los Angeles and New York City, that specializes in direct-to-consumer services for the music and entertainment industries, focused on building, marketing, managing, and monetizing its clients' online presence. Founded by Michael Fiebach in 2011 following years working for DJ Shadow, the company was acquired by SFX Entertainment in 2013 for an undisclosed sum, and is the first company to monetize music through BitTorrent (as a result of which, Music Ally named it one of the Top 40 Music Industry Disruptors for 2013). In 2015, Philadelphia (magazine) named Fame House one of Philly's 20 Coolest Companies.On May 27, 2016, Universal Music Group announced that it had acquired Fame House from SFX Entertainment, following SFX's filing for Chapter 11. UMG announced that Mike Fiebach would remain as CEO, and Eric Hahn would become the Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, and that they would report into Boyd Muir, UMG's Executive Vice President and CFO, and Michele Anthony, Executive Vice President.According to Fame House, they claim to have began with clients such as DJ Shadow, and Pretty Lights, and further claim to have worked with artists such as Eminem.Eminem's manager, Paul Rosenberg, refers to Fame House as a "nimble, cutting-edge company to support our online marketing, social media, and merchandising endeavors."Following the acquisition of Fame House by UMG, the company has continued to expand, including work with Justin Bieber's e-commerce operation. Philly.com wrote an article following the acquisition, exploring Fame House's place in the expanding Philly music and startup scene.Eric Hahn, the CMO of Fame House, was named as Drexel University's Young Alumni Entrepreneur Award in 2015 for his work with Fame House.In 2016, Fame House was chosen as a Philadelphia Future 50 company by SmartCEO Magazine. These awards are given to the fastest-growing mid-sized companies in the region.Kelvinside Academy
Kelvinside Academy is an independent school in Glasgow, Scotland, founded in 1878. It has a capacity of over 600 pupils and spans two years of Nursery, six years of Junior School (primary school), a transition year of Senior Preparatory, and six years of Senior School (secondary school), comprising fifteen years in all. Kelvinside was founded as a private Public School and remained so until the late 1940s when, like many similar schools, it became 'grant-aided' until 1985 when it reverted to its fully independent roots once more. Formerly for boys only, the school became fully co-educational in 1998.Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group (also known in the United States as UMG Recordings, Inc. and abbreviated as UMG) is an American global music corporation that is a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi. UMG's global corporate headquarters are located in Santa Monica, California. It is considered one of the "Big Three" music companies, along with Sony Music and Warner Music Group. Since 2004, the corporation is no longer related to the film studio Universal Studios. UMG has signed licensing agreements with more than 400 platforms worldwide.