Universal Music Publishing Group Signs Shawn Mendes
April 30, 2015 at 12:13 PM (PT)
SHAWN MENDES, whose debut ISLAND RECORDS album, Handwritten, debuted at #1 last week on BILLBOARD, has signed an exclusive global publishing agreement with UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP (UMPG), it was announced by Chairman/CEO JODY GERSON.
UMPG will represent the 16-year-old MENDES' entire songwriting catalog. He wrote or co-wrote the majority of the songs on his album debut.
Commented GERSON: “I am so impressed with SHAWN’s talent as a songwriter, musician and performer and we are all thrilled to welcome him to the UMPG family. His #1 debut album 'Handwritten' is only the beginning. We look forward to working closely with him and his management team lead by ANDREW GERTLER in helping to build a long and lasting career.”
“So excited to be a part of the UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING family! It means so much to have such an amazing and supportive team there who can help me fulfill my vision and who are so enthusiastic about what I do," said MENDES.
Added GERTLER: "We're thrilled to announce this deal with UMPG. We couldn't have asked for a better partner for SHAWN as a songwriter and musician, and can't wait to get to work with JODY, EVAN LAMBERG, DAVID GRAY and the entire team there."