We hear that United Music Publishers Ltd. have notified their composers that the company is entering liquidation.
UMP was founded in London in 1932 to promote contemporary French music, particularly Messaien, Dutilleux and Duruflé. Over time, it took on a number of British composers, among them Simon Bainbridge, Diana Burrell, Edward Cowie, Michael Finnissy and Havergal Brian.
Their catalogues are orphaned by the sudden collapse. We have sought clarification from UMP.