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Universal announces publishing alliance with KondZilla creator

By | Published on Monday 2 September 2019

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Universal Music Publishing has announced an alliance with Konrad Dantas, the man behind the KondZilla YouTube channel and an assortment of spin-off businesses.

Through his various music and audio-visual projects, Dantas has been credited with bringing an assortment of Brazilian artists to mainstream attention. His KondZilla brand is linked in particular to the so called funk ostentação genre that emerged in Sao Paulo in the late 2000s. Universal will now administrate the publishing rights of Dantas’s business.

Confirming the deal, the MD of UMPG Brazil, Marcelo Falcão, declared that: “Konrad Dantas is a true force of nature. His passion and commitment to his dream were much bigger than the difficult circumstances he was born and raised in, and he has since created an empire that shared Brazilian funk music throughout the world”.

Dantas himself added: “I’m very happy to be part of the UMPG family, one of the world’s leading music publishing companies that will certainly contribute to KondZilla’s Publishing growth in the world”.