Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signer singer/songwriter Greylan James to a global publishing deal.
James was signed to his first publishing deal by Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee Bob DiPiero at the age of 18. James appeared on Season Four of NBC’s The Voice. He was also featured in Guitar Center Magazine’s Brotherhood of the Guitar Top 100, which ranks the top guitarists in the world under the age of 21.
“I am incredibly honoured to be a part of UMPG’s roster of talented artists and songwriters. The passion and excitement they show for the creative process lets me know I found my home. I can’t wait to see what we can stir up together,” said James.
“Our entire team is thrilled Greylan decided to make UMPG his next publishing home. The passion, hard work and freshness he brings to the writing room each day is truly infectious. We look forward to helping Greylan reach all of his goals,” said Kent Earls, EVP and general manager, Universal Music Publishing Nashville.
The deal was led by UMPG Nashville’s Ron Stuve, VP, A&R/special projects and Travis Gordon, senior creative director.