Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclusive co-publishing deal with 16-year-old singer-songwriter Billie Eilish.
Eilish’s latest single, When The Party’s Over (written by her brother Finneas O’Connell), peaked at No.1 on Apple Music and iTunes’ Alternative charts and has amassed more than 92 million streams across digital platforms.
She released her debut EP Don’t Smile At Me in 2017 and has since surpassed 2.5 billion streams.
Currently working on her debut album, Eilish (Darkroom/Interscope Records) has already earned two RIAA Platinum certifications in North America for debut single Ocean Eyes, which she released at just 14-years-old and Lovely (with Khalid) which was featured in the TV show 13 Reasons Why: Season 2.
Eilish’s track You Should See Me In A Crown was streamed over 1m times in the first 24 hours after it was released.
“A talented songwriter who is beyond her years, there is no doubt that Billie is already a powerful voice for her generation.”
Jody Gerson, UMPG
UMPG Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson said: “A talented songwriter who is beyond her years, there is no doubt that Billie is already a powerful voice for her generation.
“Her expressive songs are an outpouring of honest and raw emotion, and her truth in music resonates with fans around the world.
“With the guidance of UMPG A&R Luke McGrellis and support of the UMPG global team, I am confident that we will be an outstanding creative partner for Billie as she continues to rise.
“In supporting Eilish, we are pleased to be working with Justin Lubliner from Darkroom, as well as John Janick and the fantastic Interscope team.
Eilish added: “I am really excited to work with Jody, Luke, and the team at Universal.
“I am so grateful for all of their amazing support and opportunities.”Music Business Worldwide