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Alicia Keys moves publishing catalogue to Universal

By | Published on Thursday 5 September 2019

Alicia Keys / UMPG

Alicia Keys has signed a worldwide administration deal for her full existing and future publishing catalogue with the Universal Music Publishing Group.

“At the beginning of her career, I was fortunate to have signed Alicia to her first music publishing deal at age fourteen”, says UMPG CEO Jody Gerson. “We shared tremendous success together over time and our relationship grew from a professional, publisher-songwriter relationship into a deep, personal friendship. Now, it is an honour to bring Alicia into my UMPG family”.

“In the many years I’ve known Alicia, she has risen to become one of the biggest names in music and an icon in art and culture whose songs are celebrated by fans around the world”, she continues. “I respect her tremendously as a songwriter, producer, performer, artist, mother, businesswoman, and as a person who is in control and standing in her power. Our UMPG global team looks forward to delivering outstanding creative opportunities in support of her timeless music”.

Gerson signed Keys to her first publishing deal in the mid-90s while she was working at EMI Music Publishing. Keys continued to work with the company, and latterly Sony/ATV since its acquisition of the EMI publishing business.