UMPG and Disney Music Publishing expand worldwide deal

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Universal Music Publishing Group will now administer the catalogue of Disney Music Publishing in a host of new territories including the UK, Ireland and continental Europe.

The new deal also covers Israel and countries in Africa and the Caribbean.

Warner/Chappell previously represented the catalog in Europe. 

Effective from the beginning of this year, the agreement expands upon an existing one that covers South East Asia, and territories in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

Jody Gerson, UMPG CEO and Global Chairman, said: “Disney is home to one of the most iconic catalogs in history, one that spans cultures, generations and genres.

“we look forward to developing outstanding creative opportunities that build on Disney’s outstanding legacy.”

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“We are honored to expand our global collaboration with Disney and we look forward to developing outstanding creative opportunities that build on the company’s outstanding legacy.”

Ken Bunt, President of DMG, said: “We are thrilled to expand our relationship with UMPG into Europe and beyond.

“UMPG’s creativity and entrepreneurial spirit make for the perfect match for Disney Music Publishing.”

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“Their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit make for the perfect match for Disney Music Publishing.”

Ritch Sibthorpe, MD for DMG EMEA, added: “We’re very excited about partnering with Universal Music Publishing Group in the region as we continue to develop our music publishing business.”

UMPG began representing DMP’s music publishing catalogs in 2004 through a Southeast Asia sub-publishing agreement.

In 2015, the representation expanded to include Latin America (excluding Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay), and various countries in the Middle East, North Africa, East Africa and the Caribbean.

In 2016, the relationship extended to include South Africa and additional African countries.

Universal Music Group is also the global distributor for Disney’s recording catalog.Music Business Worldwide

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