2018 Augie’s Quest Champion for ALS Award Recipient

Evan Lamberg

President, North America Universal Music Publishing Group

During his time as President of North America publishing at Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), Evan has signed or worked with such artist- songwriters as Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Prince, Imagine Dragons, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mariah Carey, Childish Gambino, Craig David, Neil Diamond, Diane Warren, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Randy Newman and Gloria & Emilio Estefan. 

Prior to joining Universal in 2009, Evan had over seventeen years of successful creative leadership at EMI Music Publishing where he served in various positions, including Executive Vice President of Creative, North America. He also worked at Gibson Guitar Corporation as the Executive Vice President of Operations/Global Entertainment Relations where he was responsible for a world-wide marketing department of more than one hundred artist relations and entertainment executives in thirteen countries; and MCA Music Publishing as Director of Creative Services, where he was responsible for working with the entire MCA songwriter roster. Evan started his music publishing career working at Berry Gordy’s Jobete Music (the publishing wing of Motown Records), in 1988, as Creative Manager after graduating from New York University. 

Evan sits on the Board of Directors of The Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Board of the Pepperdine University Institute of Entertainment, Media & Culture. He was awarded the 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Lifetime Achievement Award, signed by President Barack Obama, for his decades of community service. 

He holds a dual MBA from Ivy League Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and one from the prestigious Queen’s School of Business in Canada. He also holds a Masters of Science in Major Program Management from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School as well as a Bachelors of Music from New York University. 

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Evan currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Lisa, and their daughter Lola.