Taylor Swift, one of the music industry's most creatively and commercially successful artist-songwriters in history, signed an exclusive global publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publisher.
"I'm proud to extend my partnership with Lucian Grainge and the Universal Music family by signing with UMPG, and for the opportunity to work with Jody Gerson, the first woman to run a major music publishing company," said Taylor Swift. "Jody is an advocate for women's empowerment and one of the most-respected and accomplished industry leaders."
Swift continued, "Troy Tomlinson has been an amazing part of my team for over half my life and a passionate torchbearer for songwriters. It's an honor to get to work with such an incredible team, especially when it comes to my favorite thing in the world: songwriting."
One of the most accomplished songwriters of her generation, Swift has been honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame with the Hal David Starlight Award and was featured in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.
Swift has penned numerous Billboard No. 1s: "Shake It Off," "Blank Space," "Bad Blood," "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "Look What You Made Me Do."
With 25 Billboard Top 10 songs in her iconic catalog, Swift famously penned major global hits including "Lover," "You Need To Calm Down," "ME!," "Fearless," "Speak Now," "You Belong With Me" and "Love Story," among many others. Jody Gerson, Chairman and CEO of UMPG, said, "We are honored to welcome Taylor Swift to UMPG. Using her power and voice to create a better world, Taylor's honest and brave songwriting continues to be an inspiration to countless fans. We look forward to further amplifying Taylor's voice and songs across the globe.
"Troy Tomlinson, Chairman and CEO of UMPG Nashville, said, "I've had the distinct pleasure of working with Taylor since she was 14-years-old, and she still amazes me daily. The true definition of a multi-generational artist and songwriter, Taylor's songs, vision and unwavering determination have always been an inspiration. I am so happy and so proud to continue representing Taylor and her music, and I am confident that UMPG will be the best, most creative partner in providing unparalleled opportunities for her songs."
The agreement, effective immediately, strengthens the partnership between Swift and the Universal Music family. Through a multi-album and multi-year agreement, Universal Music Group serves as Swift's exclusive worldwide recorded music partner. UMG's Republic Records serves as her U.S. label partner. Taylor has made many appearances on the Red carpet for all the big events. One of the many events she has shown her face at was the Billboard Music Awards- in Las Vegas wearing the stunning lilac layered peace in photo above. Taylor is among one of the many talented performers and artist of today, and now plugging away at her latest venture with IMPG. ESM looks forward to seeing what is next on the big screen with Taylor swift for the rest of 2020 and will keep you posted as more news comes in!
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