Neil Diamond Brings Entire Catalog, New Album To Universal Music Publishing Group
October 13, 2014 at 11:36 AM (PT)
NEIL DIAMOND has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing administration agreement with UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP (UMPG), it was announced today by UMG Chairman/CEO LUCIAN GRAINGE and UMPG Pres. N.A. EVAN LAMBERG.
UMPG will now represent DIAMOND's songs for synchronization in film, TV, advertising, games and other media, as well as provide global copyright administration of his entire back catalog and future works during the term,including his new original CAPITOL RECORDS studio album, "Melody Road," coming out TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21st.
Earlier this year DIAMOND signed a recording deal with CAPITOL that united his complete COLUMBIA, UNI/MCA and BANG catalogs for the first time, encompassing the artist’s entire body of work from his ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME career..
Commented GRAINGE: “It fills me with immense pride to now have NEIL's entire publishing and recorded music catalogs both at UNIVERSAL MUSIC. His enduring popularity is a testament to his considerable talents as a performer and songwriter. We look forward to continuing to work with NEIL and to maximize opportunities for him and his music on a global scale.”
“NEIL is one of the greatest and most timeless songwriter-artists of any generation. He continues to write some of the very best songs of his career and we are extremely honored to have him join the UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING family,” added LAMBERG. “We would also like to thank STEVE BARNETT and the entire CAPITOL RECORDS team, as well as NEIL’s manager and wife KATIE MCNEILDIAMOND, who will all be invaluable partners as we globally work his new music and catalog.”