Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Universal Music Publishing Group signs Logic to exclusive administration deal | Music Business Worldwide


Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed an exclusive, worldwide administration deal with multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated artist Logic (aka Bobby Hall).

A prolific songwriter/artist/producer, Logic (Def Jam) has amassed billions of streams and sold over five million albums.

Logic’s acclaimed catalog spans four albums and seven mixtapes, including No.1 hit album Everybody and four other Top 10 albums: debut Under Pressure (2014); The Incredible True Story (2015); Bobby Tarantino II (2018); and YSIV (2018).

His single “1­-800-­273-­8255” National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid) was Grammy-nominated for Song of the Year and is certified 5x platinum.

He also co-penned his RIAA Platinum songs Sucker for Pain (triple Platinum), Everybody and Everyday, as well as numerous Gold-certified songs including Black Spiderman, Bobby Tarantino II, Midnight, 44 More, 44 Bars and more.

“My conversations with Jody Gerson, David Gray, and those who I have met thus far have been inspiring and I know they will be a fantastic help to bringing my creative visions to life.”

Logic

Most recently, Logic released his newest album Confessions of a Dangerous Mind which debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Top 200. Single Homicide with Eminem previously debuted at No.1 on Spotify U.S. charts and amassed more than 30 million streams in one week.

The studio album’s title track, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, has earned more than 20 million streams and 10 million collective video views. This fall, Logic will kick off The Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Tour in North America, visiting 26 cities including Portland, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Toronto, Brooklyn, Chicago and more.

“Logic is at the top of his game and only going up. The UMPG team looks forward to delivering outstanding opportunities in support of his incredible music.”

David Gray, UMPG

In April 2019, Logic became the first rapper to be a New York Times No. 1 bestselling author with his novel ‘Supermarket’ topping the Paperback Fiction list. The book was accompanied by its namesake soundtrack full album which debuted in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Alternative Album chart.

Said Logic: “I’m truly excited to begin my new creative partnership with UMPG.

“My conversations with Jody Gerson, David Gray, and those who I have met thus far have been inspiring and I know they will be a fantastic help to bringing my creative visions to life.”

David Gray, UMPG Executive Vice President / Head of West Coast A&R added: “Logic is a supremely creative artist and songwriter with a tremendous work ethic. From his earliest days creating mixtapes, he’s grown into a superstar who has conquered writing, rapping, singing, producing and beyond.

“Logic is at the top of his game and only going up. The UMPG team looks forward to delivering outstanding opportunities in support of his incredible music.”Music Business Worldwide

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