Juan Luis Guerra Signs Deal With Universal Music Publishing Group
October 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM (PT)
Dominican music superstar JUAN LUIS GUERRA has signed an exclusive agreement with UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP (UMPG), it was announced today by UMPG LATINAMERICA EVP JOHN ECHEVARRIA. The deal marks the first time GUERRA has assigned his catalog to a major music publisher for worldwide representation.
GUERRA became a household name throughout LATIN AMERICA after releasing his first album in 1984 with his band 4.40 (the standard tuning pitch of the A note). By the '90s, he had helped propel the Bachata genre to a worldwide audience. The legendary singer, songwriter, arranger and producer has sold over 30 million albums during his 30-year career.
“It’s an honor that JUAN LUIS has chosen UMPG as his new home. He’s an icon whose songs are an indelible part of the fabric of contemporary Latin music. In addition, his humanitarian work and dedication to others makes him an example for all of us,” said ECHEVARRIA.
"It’s a privilege to become a part of UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP. From the moment I arrived I have received unconditional support and I feel part of the family,” said GUERRA.
GUERRA is currently working on his highly anticipated 12th studio album. On AUGUST 25th, he released his new single, “Tus Besos” (Your Kisses)," which has reached #2 on the LATIN AIRPLAY CHART. The song is a traditional Bachata in the style of 440, mixed with rock 'n' roll arrangements from the '50s and '60s, and the album is scheduled for release later this year by CAPITOL LATIN/UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATIN ENTERTAINMENT.