Universal Music Publishing Inks Post Malone To Global Deal
December 1, 2015 at 12:53 PM (PT)
Breakout REPUBLIC RECORDS artist and songwriter POST MALONE has signed an exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement with UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP (UMPG) by Chairman/CEO JODY GERSON.
Commented GERSON: “POST MALONE is so imaginative and an original. ‘White Iverson’ is just the tip of the iceberg of what he’s capable of, and this is just the very beginning of what I expect to be a successful career for him as a songwriter and an artist.”
Through the deal, UMPG will represent MALONE’s entire catalog, including his current hit single “White Iverson," which put him on the map after an impressive response. The song has reached the Top 10 on the BILLBOARD Hot Rap Songs chart, #11 on the Hot R&B Hip Hop Songs chart, and is quickly climbing the Hot 100. The song has also been played nearly 40 million times on SOUNDCLOUD and over 40 million times on SPOTIFY, with the video totaling more than 44 million views on YOUTUBE. Other tracks include “Too Young” (10.4 million SOUNDCLOUD plays), “Tears” (4.17 million SOUNDCLOUD plays ) and “That’s It” (4.29 million SOUNDCLOUD plays).