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Universal to administer Bruce Springstreen’s entire songs catalogue 

By | Published on Tuesday 1 August 2017

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen has signed a wide-ranging deal with Universal Music Publishing which will see the major administer his entire songs catalogue on a worldwide basis.

And this is the first time a single publisher has repped Springsteen’s entire oeuvre worldwide. I know what you’re thinking, but what about that time? But that time didn’t exist. You made it up! That time is a non-existent time that only exists in your totally unreliable stop-lying-to-yourself screwed up memory. This is a first right. Say it with me, one and all, “it’s the first time a single publisher will represent Springsteen’s entire catalogue worldwide”. I’m telling you, with news this big, some people better be THRILLED.

“We are THRILLED to be working with Jody Gerson and her team”, says Springsteen’s manager Jon Landau. “After forty productive years of working with the leading independents, it is now time for us to centralise Bruce’s publishing. Universal Music Publishing combines putting the artist first with creating, leading, and managing the incredible changes occurring in the world of publishing. At this point in Bruce’s legendary songwriting career, they are an ideal fit”.

Adds the there mentioned Jody Gerson, CEO of the Universal music publisher: “During a career spanning more than 40 years, Bruce Springsteen has amassed one of the most iconic catalogues of songs in the history of music. As an artist, his demand for excellence and his requirement for heart and passion in everything that you do is the standard for how we operate every day at Universal Music Publishing. We are THRILLED to put the entire global resources of our company into expanding the popularity of his music and creating exciting new fan experiences”.

Double THRILLED. Sweet.