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Oct 20 2020

A Conversation with Jeff Harleston, General Counsel and EVP of Business and Legal Affairs for Universal Music Group

Jeff Harleston

A key member of the senior executive team at Universal Music Group (UMG), Jeff Harleston oversees all business transactions, contracts and litigation for UMG’s worldwide operations. He is recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by Billboard Magazine and as one of Ebony Magazine’s “Power 100.” His charitable activities include Board Member of the TJ Martell Foundation and of MusiCares. Harleston will discuss his career trajectory and insight into the legal sector of the music industry.

Presented by The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, the L.A. Sounds Now virtual event series offers a unique snapshot of the global music industry through engaging conversations with diverse industry leaders led by School of Music Inaugural Dean, Eileen L. Strempel. This fall, we explore the emerging challenges and opportunities facing the music industry as a result of COVID-19. This notable group of professionals are also collectively serving as the School of Music’s Inaugural Board of Advisors.

All events will livestream through Zoom and are free of charge.

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The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


The Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.