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Executive Vice President & Co-Head of US A&R


As Executive Vice President & Co-Head of US A&R, Jennifer Knoepfle leads the UMPG team with Co-head David Gray to foster the company’s culture of creative collaboration, nurturing the next generation of both songwriting and A&R talent and reinforcing UMPG’s position as the market leader in talent development.

Knoepfle works with UMPG’s songwriters, artists, and producers and co-leads the A&R team in identifying, signing, and developing early rising talent, supporting legacy talent by providing opportunities to strengthen their careers, and further grow the company’s unparalleled catalog of hits.

Prior to UMPG, Knoepfle was at Sony Music Publishing, serving as SVP, Creative. During her tenure, Knoepfle was responsible for signing and developing some of the most exciting, acclaimed, and decorated songwriters in the U.S. including; Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, Dan Nigro, Ariel Rechtshaid, Bloodpop, Joel Little and artists including; WILLOW, Tate McRae, King Princess, Remi Wolf, Maggie Rogers, Leon Bridges, Wallows, Salem Ilese, Noah Kahan and Lord Huron in recent years. Other notable songwriters that Knoepfle has signed and worked with throughout her career include Grimes, Foster The People, Mikky Ekko and Sam Dew.

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