Chart-Topper Travis Scott Inks Publishing Deal With Universal Music
September 12, 2016 at 11:54 AM (PT)
On the heels of his chart-topping EPIC RECORDS album, "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight," recording artist/producer TRAVIS SCOTT has signed an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal with GRAND HUSTLE PUBLISHING/UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP, it was announced today by the company's Chairman/CEO JODY GERSON.
UMPG and GRAND HUSTLE PUBLISHING are representing SCOTT’s entire catalog, including his just-released sophomore album which features fellow UMPG writer SWIZZ BEATZ, JAMES BLAKE, KID CUDI, BLAC YOUNGSTA, NAV, CASSIE, 21 SAVAGE, KENDRIDC LAMAR, BRYSON TILLER, QUAVE. STARRAH and K. FOREST, among others. His new, fast-climbing single, “Pick Up The Phone” ft. YOUNG THUG and QUAVO, has over 29 million SPOTIFY streams.
Said GERSON: "I’ve been chasing TRAVIS SCOTT for years. His talent and ambitions are limitless. He’s a rock star, as well as being a brilliant writer/producer.”
SCOTT has written a number of hits for such artists as KANYE WEST, JAY Z, BIG SEAN, JOHN LEGEND, DRAKE and MADONNA. He also recently worked with UMPG artists FUTURE, JUSTIN BIEBER and KACY HILL, as well as THE WEEKND, TORO Y MOI, 2 CHAINZ and JUCIY J.
Last week Scott won two BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards for his song “Antidote,” and for co-writing and co-producing RIHANNA's “Bitch Better Have My Money."
SCOTT just announced he’s executive-producing the long-rumored "Cruel Winter" album, the second compilation record for KANYE WEST’s G.O.O.D. MUSIC label.
SCOTT built his buzz through a series of mixtapes before releasing his 2015 debut album for L.A. REID's EPIC label, "Rodeo," which reached #3 on the BILLBOARD 200 and topped the Rap Albums chart. "Rodeo" launched a number of hit singles, including “Antidote,” which went Top 20 in the U.S. and generated more than 134 million SPOTIFY streams.