Superstar composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi has signed a new worldwide contract with Universal-owned, UK based Decca Records.
After nearly 15 years and six album releases together, Decca will now release his music not only in the UK but also globally.
Einaudi, whose career spans 30 years, currently averages 1 million streams a day and has clocked up 2 billion streams, making him the most-streamed classical artist of all time.
Einaudi’s last album, Elements, released in 2015, saw him become the first classical composer in over 20 years to reach the Top 15 of the Official UK Album Charts.
2019 sees the release of Seven Days Walking – seven bodies of music to be released over seven consecutive months. The first, Seven Days Walking: Day One is Einaudi’s 14th studio album and will be released on March, 15 on Decca.
Seven Days Walking: Day Two follows a month later. Each ‘day’ is then released, digitally, a month apart, leading up to Day Seven which will be released in the autumn in a box-set of the complete Seven Days.
Seven Days Walking was recorded between September and October of last year in Schloss Elmau, Germany and London’s Air Studios, and features Federico Mecozzi on violin and viola and Redi Hasa on cello, alongside Ludovico himself on piano.
“Ludovico Einaudi is an artist with a uniquely global footprint whose music continues to draw a dedicated and dynamic audience.”
Dickon Stainer, Universal
President & CEO of Global Classics & Jazz, Universal, Dickon Stainer, said: “Ludovico Einaudi is an artist with a uniquely global footprint whose music continues to draw a dedicated and dynamic audience.
“We are thrilled and honoured to extend our relationship with him throughout the world.”
“Ludovico Einaudi is without doubt one of the most innovative and inspiring artists that our label has the privilege to work alongside.”
Rebecca Allen, Decca Records
President of Decca Records, Rebecca Allen, added: “Ludovico Einaudi is without doubt one of the most innovative and inspiring artists that our label has the privilege to work alongside.
“His music connects in a way that unites audiences around the world. We feel truly blessed that our partnership continues to grow and we can further support the unique vision of this utterly brilliant artist.”
Universal Music Group promoted Laura Monks to General Manager of Decca Records in October last year, while Tom Lewis was promoted to the role of Vice President, A&R and Artist Strategy in November
Pictured [Left-Right]: Dominic Jones (Director, Legal & Business Affairs), Dickon Stainer (President & CEO of Global Classics & Jazz, Universal), Rebecca Allen (President, Decca), Ludovico Einaudi, Titti Santini (Ponderosa Music & Art), Laura Monks (General Manager, Decca), Stefania Nepi (Ponderosa Music & Art) and Tom Lewis (VP, A&R & Artist Strategy, Decca). Music Business Worldwide