'Timeless music': UMPG signs Alicia Keys

'Timeless music': UMPG signs Alicia Keys

Universal Music Publishing Group has signed Alicia Keys to an exclusive administration deal.

Through the new partnership, UMPG will support Keys’ existing songs and future works for creative opportunities around the world.

Keys has sold over 65 million records and 30 million albums worldwide. 

UMPG chairman/CEO Jody Gerson said: “At the beginning of her career, I was fortunate to have signed Alicia to her first music publishing deal at age 14. We shared tremendous success together over time and our relationship grew from a professional, publisher-songwriter relationship into a deep, personal friendship. Now, it is an honour to bring Alicia into my UMPG family.

“In the many years I’ve known Alicia, she has risen to become of the biggest names in music and an icon in art and culture whose songs are celebrated by fans around the world. I respect her tremendously as a songwriter, producer, performer, artist, mother, businesswoman, and as a person who is in control and standing in her power. Our UMPG global team looks forward to delivering outstanding creative opportunities in support of her timeless music.” 

PHOTO:  (L-R) Joy Murphy, Jamie Diamond, Walter Jones, Taylor Testa, Alicia Keys, UMPG Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson, Sterling Simms, Marni Condro, Lillia Parsa, James Supreme

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