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Universal Music Publishing expands Disney deal

By | Published on Wednesday 17 January 2018

Disney Music Group

Universal Music Publishing and the Disney Music Group have signed a new deal to expand the number of territories where the Universal publisher administers music owned by Disney Music Publishing.

The contract adds the UK, Ireland, Israel and various additional territories in Africa and the Caribbean to the major’s responsibilities. It already represents Disney’s publishing catalogue in South East Asia, and various parts of Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

“We are THRILLED to expand our relationship with UMPG into Europe and beyond”, says Disney Music Group President Ken Bunt. “Their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit make for the perfect match for Disney Music Publishing”.

Universal Music Publishing CEO Jody Gerson adds: “Disney is home to one of the most iconic catalogues in history, one that spans cultures, generations and genres. We are honoured to expand our global collaboration with Disney and we look forward to developing outstanding creative opportunities that build on the company’s outstanding legacy”.

Universal first began working with Disney Music Publishing in 2004, and began expanding the territories it administers for the company in 2015. Songwriters represented by DMP include Dewain Whitmore, Melissa Peirce and Doug Rockwell.