Starting his career as a producer, UMPG says that Gibson “has had one of the most meteoric rises in recent music history”.
As the Brit Awards’ youngest-ever Producer of the Year winner, Fred Again has amassed 15 billion streams and seven UK No. 1 hits to date.
He has worked with artists including Ed Sheeran, Brian Eno, Travis Scott, Skrillex, Young Thug, J Balvin & Burna Boy. He also co-wrote George Ezra’s UK No.1 hit Shotgun, which held a Top 3 chart slot in the UK for 12 consecutive weeks.
A producer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and DJ, Fred Gibson began releasing music under artist name Fred Again during the pandemic.
He has collaborated with major stars like Headie One, Swedish House Mafia, Brian Eno and Four Tet, and headlined Coachella 2023. He also performed at a sold-out Madison Square Garden and at Glastonbury Festival in the UK.
Fred Gibson is managed by his brother, Alex Gibson, and as Fred Again is co-managed by Goodlife Management.
In touring, Fred Again’s recent tour sold 173,000 tickets globally. UMPG notes that Fred Again “has made major waves as a live performer with instantly viral” Boiler Room and Tiny Desk performances.
Meanwhile, in 2022, Fred, Alex and Kamille (Camille Purcell) partnered with global nonprofit She Is The Music to launch NextUp, a UK mentorship program for women producers.
The initiative worked to scout and develop the next leading female producers in the UK. Across studio sessions, Fred and Kamille provided mentorship, industry advice and guidance.
“All of us at UMPG are huge fans of Fred. I look forward to all he will accomplish globally as an artist, DJ, writer and producer.”
Jody Gerson, UMPG
Jody Gerson, UMPG Chairman and CEO, said: “All of us at UMPG are huge fans of Fred. I look forward to all he will accomplish globally as an artist, DJ, writer and producer.
“Additionally, I’ve been so impressed with Fred and Alex’s commitment to increasing the number of women working in music. They enthusiastically partnered with She Is The Music on our UK mentorship program for female producers and it was a big success.”
“Jody Gerson runs a brilliant company, and we can’t wait to work closely with her and her team.”
Fred and Alex Gibson
Fred and Alex jointly said: “We are so excited to be working with Universal Music Publishing.
“Pete Simmons is one of the most exceptional A&Rs in the world, a brilliant creative collaborator and most of all a 12/10 friend. Jody Gerson runs a brilliant company, and we can’t wait to work closely with her and her team.”
“The reason why I wanted to get into A&R was so I could work alongside my favourite artists and songwriters. With Fred, we have both of those things and I am lucky to call him my friend.”
Pete Simmons, UMPG
Simmons added: “The reason why I wanted to get into A&R was so I could work alongside my favourite artists and songwriters.
“With Fred, we have both of those things and I am lucky to call him my friend. I have watched the world realise his extraordinary talents as a songwriter, a producer and now an artist, and he’s just warming up.”Music Business Worldwide