Alicia Keys has signed a major deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) to keep building her portfolio (and pockets!).
Through this exclusive administration deal, UMPG will help the singer-songwriter use her existing catalog and future works for various opportunities across the globe. Of course, Keys has a plethora of hits including, “Fallin,” “My Boo,” “No One,” and “You Don’t Know My Name.” She has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
“At the beginning of her career, I was fortunate to have signed Alicia to her first music publishing deal at age 14,” said UMPG chairman and CEO Jody Gerson in a statement. “We shared tremendous success together over time and our relationship grew from a professional, publisher-songwriter relationship into a deep, personal friendship. Now, it is an honor to bring Alicia into my UMPG family.”
Gerson continued, “Alicia has risen to become one of the biggest names in music and an icon in art and culture whose songs are celebrated by fans around the world. I respect her tremendously as a songwriter, producer, performer, artist, mother, businesswoman, and as a person who is in control and standing in her power. Our UMPG global team looks forward to delivering outstanding creative opportunities in support of her timeless music.”