Role Music executive
Name Olivier Robert-Murphy
|Website New Business at UMG|
Occupation Music Executive
|Born July 3, 1966 (age 49) (1966-07-03) Toulouse, France|
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Olivier Robert-Murphy (born July 3, 1966) is Global head of New Business at Universal Music Group.
Toulouse-born, Olivier Robert-Murphy financed his studies by chauffeuring superstars around Paris. He then served as an officer in the French Air Force before beginning his career at Procter & Gamble. Joining the entertainment industry at PolyGram Video, he ultimately advanced to VP of Marketing at Universal Pictures International Video in London.
Olivier then joined Universal Music Group, where after launching the audio-visual department and whilst doing an MBA at the London Business School, he was given the added responsibility of managing the Strategic Marketing Division. Since 2010, Olivier leads Universal Music Group and Brands (UMGB) - an award-winning team of global music, content and partnership experts, recognised as THE creative company for music and brands. Together they provide innovative campaigns and focused insight to help global brands truly connect with their audiences.
A popular thought-leader, 2016 saw Olivier take the stage at high-profile media events in Sydney, Miami, Helsinki, Paris, London, Brussels and Istanbul and acted as a jury member at Cannes Lions for music and entertainment.
In 2017, Olivier Robert-Murphy will be the jury President of the Entertainment Lions for Music during the Cannes Lions Awards.
Outside the brands world, Olivier, a black belt, is proud to lead the interests of his local Taekwondo club in the London community and beyond. He is also a keen drummer and plays for a blues band in London.
Music and media talks
° Musically – NY:LON Connect: The future of Brand partnerships
° Cannes Lions: Jury President of Cannes Lions Entertainment for Music
° Cannes Lions: Jury Member at Cannes Lions Entertainment for Music
° Engage London – Social Bakers: Creating Audience Exclusivity & Intimacy
° Midem: Brands harnessing Music's power, via streaming to unique music experience
° Slush Music: Technology and Content, A Marriage of Convenience
° Mumbrella Marketing: The day the 4Ps are over
° Mines Paris Tech: Médiatiser l’Innovation
° Havas Media Group Conference – Organic Marketing: Brands, Fans and Fame
° Festival of Media – LATAM: Universal Music Group and Brands
° Engage London – Social Bakers: Music & Brands
° Media Tech – Pure Audio: A Revolution In Sound Quality
° High Fidelity Pure Audio / Blu-ray audio format
° Midem – Jury & speaker: Can brands help fight music piracy?
° Crystal Festival – BECS Jury
In 2010, Olivier took part in documentary "Londres, Sixieme Ville Francaise" (London, Sixth City of France) on France 5 which portrayed French Nationals living and working in London. The English capital has become the sixth French city by population with over 300,000 French people living there.
In October 2011, Olivier received the Award of 'The Most Influential French Londoner' in the business section, at an event hosted by Chez Gerard and Ici-Londres.