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Zedd signs to Universal Music Publishing

By | Published on Wednesday 1 March 2017

Jody Gerson, UMPG Chairman and CEO; Zedd; and Taylor Testa, UMPG Sr. Manager of Creative

Universal Music Publishing has signed Zedd to a new worldwide publishing deal. The announcement follows the release of the producer’s new single with Alessia Cara, ‘Stay’, last week.

“We are THRILLED Zedd and his team chose to move his catalogue to Universal Music Publishing”, says UMPG CEO Jody Gerson. “He is a gifted musician and we couldn’t be more excited to help expand his opportunities as a songwriter, producer and artist across the globe”.

Zedd’s work includes Justin Bieber’s ‘Beauty And A Beat’, and last year’s rework of the title track from his second album, ‘True Colors’, featuring Kesha. The deal also sees Universal represent two of Zedd’s frequent collaborators, Grey (aka Michael and Kyle Trewartha) and Lophiile.