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Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley signs to Universal Music Publishing

By | Published on Tuesday 3 May 2022

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Universal Music Publishing has signed Dave Bayley of Glass Animals to a global publishing deal.

“There’s so much I want to learn and so much music I want to make in so many different areas – from Glass Animals records, to pop songwriting, to experimental sound design, to scoring”, says Bayley.

“When it came time to re-sign my publishing, there were so many wonderful people, ideas and opportunities around that I began to feel a bit lost”, he adds, “but Universal Music Publishing and the incredible team of people there had drawn a long and clear path for me through those ideas… it just felt like a journey I wanted to take. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!”

Universal Music Publishing CEO Jody Gerson says: “I am a Glass Animals fan and I am especially delighted to work closely with UMPG’s global creative teams to amplify Dave Bayley’s talents as a writer and producer, not only for his band but also for other artists who inspire and excite him”.

Meanwhile, Mike McCormack, Managing Director of UMPG UK, also comments: “Best part of this job is when you get the opportunity to work with a world-class original talent like Dave Bayley. I’d been a fan of his for many years, so personally and professionally, it’s an honour that he and [Glass Animals manager] Amy [Morgan of September Management] chose UMPG as their publishing partner going forward”.

Glass Animals are currently finishing the European leg of their world tour, before heading to the US. They are also set to play Glastonbury and the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK this summer.