Jack White has signed a global, multi-year agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group to administer his entire song catalogue.
Effective immediately, UMPG is responsible for servicing and administering music by The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, White’s US chart-topping solo albums Blunderbuss and Lazaretto, as well as collaborations and future projects.
With the agreement, UMPG will work closely with White’s Third String Tunes and Peppermint Stripe Music publishing companies to develop creative and commercial outlets for new projects and existing songs.
The deal marks the first time a single publisher will administer rights around the world for his song catalogue, which spans 170 songwriting credits and includes collaborations with Beyoncé and Alicia Keys.
“Jack White is a brilliant and prolific performer, songwriter and producer, whose immense artistry, talent, dedication and uncompromising approach to songwriting have found a new home at UMPG.”
jody gerson, umpg
Jody Gerson, Chairman and CEO of UMPG, said: “Jack White is a brilliant and prolific performer, songwriter and producer, whose immense artistry, talent, dedication and uncompromising approach to songwriting have found a new home at UMPG.
“I’m looking forward to putting the entire global resources of UMPG to work on expanding the popularity and commercial opportunities for his music.
“I’m thankful to my team for making this agreement a reality and for the passion, focus and meticulous care they bring every day to making UMPG a premiere destination for the world’s most successful songwriters.”
“Jody and the entire UMPG team uphold a culture that fosters creativity. We are excited to be part of the UMPG family.”
Ian Montone, manager
Ian Montone, Founder of Monotone, Inc. and White’s long time manager said: “Jody and the entire UMPG team uphold a culture that fosters creativity.
“They are continually at the forefront of the industry. We are excited to be part of the UMPG family.”
During his 20-year career, White has won 12 Grammy Awards, received 35 Grammy nominations, and accumulated Platinum and Gold certified albums and singles.
In 2006, while on hiatus with The White Stripes, White recorded Broken Boy Soldiers—his first of two albums with The Raconteurs.
In 2009 he released the first of three albums with The Dead Weather, Horehound.
That same year White opened Third Man Records in Nashville—a record store, record label, distribution center, photo studio and live venue.
He recently founded Third Man Books as a publisher dedicated to poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
Third Man Pressing is his brand new vinyl pressing plant located within Third Man Records Detroit.
White, who has appeared in several films during his musical career including Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Cold Mountain (2003), and It Might Get Loud (2008), is starring in and executive producing American Epic, the four-part television event airing on PBS in May 2017 about the roots of music in America.
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