Respected Media Executive and Eagle Rock CEO, Alice Webb to Serve as CEO of Mercury Studios
LONDON, 3 December 2020—Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced the formation of Mercury Studios – a new multi-faceted content studio established to develop, produce, and invest in innovative, music-based storytelling. In addition to content development and production, Mercury Studios will include global film and television producer, Eagle Rock Entertainment (ERE) and build upon ERE’s award winning library that includes nearly 2,000 hours of programming and more than 800 titles of original documentaries. Mercury Studios will produce content with music continuing to serve as the foundation for projects across performance/live, factual/reality, scripted, artist and filmmaker partnerships and remastering and audio originals via film and television content, podcasts and short form content. In addition, Mercury will leverage ERE’s global sales division alongside home video and digital media distribution.
Mercury Studios will be led by highly respected and accomplished media executive, Alice Webb, who was appointed CEO of Eagle Rock by Universal Music UK, Chairman and CEO, David Joseph in 2019, following a successful 15-year career at the BBC. Joseph will position Mercury as a key contributor to UMG’s global, multifaceted audio-visual strategy, reporting to UMG’s Chairman and CEO, Sir Lucian Grainge.