Taylor Swift Signs Exclusive Deal With Universal Music Publishing Group
Singer of the decade, Taylor Swift is rolling hot these days. After releasing her splendid documentary Miss Americana at the Sundance Film Festival and Netflix, she has another career update. Swift has now signed for Universal Music Publishing Group, after leaving behind Sony/ATV, who she remained with since age 14. This deal will also cover her songwriting work.
Taylor Swift With A New Business Partner
Taylor Swift, who is now 30, seemingly respects the executives at Universal Music Publishing. According to the New York Times, she said:
“I’m proud to extend my partnership with Lucian Grainge and the Universal Music family by signing with UMPG, and for the opportunity to work with Jody Gerson, the first woman to run a major music publishing company. Jody is an advocate for women’s empowerment and one of the most-respected and accomplished industry leaders.”
Signing with Universal Music Publishing should not be surprising for her fans, because this is not the first time. It was back in 2018 when she and UMPG became partners over two record deals: one as an artist and another as a songwriter. Back then, she left Big Machine Records to join the group.
Reports suggest that this contract will not only cover Swift’s future work but her entire catalog of material. This is because Sony/ATV will soon lose their rights to older songs after their deal expires. Unfortunately, the complete terms of the contract were not released.
This news has come after her life documentary, which is available on Netflix. The documentary talks about several stages of her life, and how people around her shaped her. From her incident with Kanye West to fighting a $3 million lawsuit to rising politically, Miss Americana presents a real image of Taylor Swift. This is something she long hoped to reveal, especially after how brutal the media has been towards her.