Universal Music Publishing Group To Administer Prince Catalog
November 2, 2016 at 3:35 PM (PT)
The estate of PRINCE ROGERS NELSON has chosen UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP to be the worldwide publishing administrator for PRINCE'S song catalog of songs. UMPG will also work closely with PRINCE’s estate to develop new creative outlets for his music.
“We’re humbled to be entrusted with PRINCE’s catalog and I’m grateful to my entire team for their work in making this agreement a reality," UMPG Chairman/CEO JODY GERSON said. "UMPG is a premiere destination for songwriters because of the meticulous care, focus and passion we bring to creating opportunities for our artists and their body of work. With the timelessness and genius of PRINCE’s music, there are no limits to what we can achieve working with his estate. PRINCE’s popularity will only continue to grow around the world.”
“We are looking forward to continuing PRINCE’s legacy and ensuring that generations to come will know his unique brilliance," UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP Chairman/CEO SIR LUCIAN GRAINGE said. "I congratulate JODY and her team on this landmark deal. Since joining UMPG as Chairman/CEO in 2015, JODY has done a remarkable job at developing and signing some of the most important songwriters and recording artists in contemporary music highlighted by the addition of PRINCE’s incredible catalog of work.”