Friday, April 17, 2020

UMPG signs Meduza to global publishing deal | Music Business Worldwide


Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed an exclusive global publishing agreement with Italian producer trio Meduza (Luca de Gregorio, Mattia Vitale and Simone Giani).

In addition to the agreement with Meduza, UMPG have entered into a joint venture with Box Music Publishing – a publishing company launched by Meduza’s management Club Class Music Group – to find and develop rising talent in the world of dance music.

Meduza’s debut single Piece Of Your Heart has now seen 600 million streams globally in the year since its release, selling 1 million units in the UK alone to-date.

The track peaked at No.2 on the Official UK Single Chart and was also nominated for the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.

Follow up Lose Control – with Goodboys and UK songwriter Becky Hill – notched upward of 50m streams with 25m YouTube views within the first month.

“I’m delighted that we have cemented a longer-term relationship with them and their fantastic management team of Kevin and Serg.”

Mike McCormack, UMPG

On making the announcement, UMPG UK Managing Director Mike McCormack said: “It seems an eternity ago that Pete Simmons first played me ‘Piece Of Your Heart’ and we signed the track.

“It subsequently went on to become one of the biggest global hits of 2019. The follow-up, ‘Lose Control,’ was equally huge and shows that Luca, Mattia and Simone’s ability to write and produce an epic dance floor banger is unmatched.

“I’m delighted that we have cemented a longer-term relationship with them and their fantastic management team of Kevin and Serg.”

“I’m very happy to be sharing a dancefloor with the Meduza boys, as well as Kevin and Serg, and look forward to delivering strong creative opportunities.”

Pete Simmons, UMPG

UMPG UK A&R Manager Pete Simmons, added: “I’m very happy to be sharing a dancefloor with the Meduza boys, as well as Kevin and Serg, and look forward to delivering strong creative opportunities!”

Pictured [Left to Right]: Simone Giani (Meduza), Luca De Gregorio (Meduza), Mattia Vitale (Meduza), Sergio Bienati (Director / Artist Manager, Club Class Music Group), Pete Simmons (A&R Manager, UMPG), Kevin Harris (Director / Artist Manager, Club Class Music Group).Music Business Worldwide

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