Recording artist and producer Travis Scott has inked an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal with Grand Hustle Publishing/Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).
The news arrives, rather neatly, just as his new record hits No.1 on the Billboard 200.
UMPG, together with Grand Hustle Publishing, is representing Scott’s entire catalogue, including the new album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight (Grand Hustle/Epic), his sophomore release which features UMPG writer Swizz Beatz,James Blake, Kid Cudi, Blac Youngsta, Nav, Cassie, 21 Savage, Kendrick Lamar, Bryson Tiller, Quavo, Starrah, and K. Forest, among others.
His new single, “Pick Up The Phone” ft. Young Thug and Quavo, is fast climbing Billboard’s Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, and has over 29 million Spotify streams.
The album also debuted in the UK at No.14 (Official Charts).
“I’ve been chasing travis scott for years. His talent and ambitions are limitless.”
Jody Gerson, UMPG
“I’ve been chasing Travis Scott for years. His talent and ambitions are limitless. He’s a rock star, as well as being a brilliant writer/producer,” said Jody Gerson, Chairman and CEO of UMPG.
Scott has written a number of hits for such artists as Kanye West, Jay-Z, Big Sean,John Legend, Drake and Madonna.
He’s also recently worked with UMPG artists Future, Justin Bieber and Kacy Hill, as well as The Weeknd, Toro y Moi, 2 Chainz, and Juicy J.
Last week Scott won two BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards for his song “Antidote,” and for co-writing and co-producing Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money.”
In addition to the success of Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, Scott just announced he’s executive producing the long-rumored Cruel Winter album, the second compilation record for Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label.
Scott shot to critical and commercial fame after building buzz through a series of mixtapes and then releasing his 2015 debut album, Rodeo (Epic), which reached No.3 on the Billboard 200 and No.1 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart. Rodeolaunched a number of hit singles, including “Antidote,” which went Top 20 in the U.S. and has over 134 million Spotify streams.Music Business Worldwide