Universal Music Group makes every effort to contact its artists and publishers to ensure that they receive the royalties they are owed. Escheatment occurs when we are unable to contact one of our royalty participants after a period of 3 years.
Universal Music Group follows all state unclaimed property law and remits unclaimed royalties according to state requirements. Once royalties have been remitted to the state of your last known mailing address in our records, Universal Music Group in unable to retrieve those royalties. You will need to contact the state of your last address you had with Universal Music to claim your unclaimed property. The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators has a website that can assist you with Unclaimed Property State websites. National Unclaimed Property Search