Universal Music Publishing Group and UK rock band You Me At Six (YMAS) have signed a global publishing deal, starting with the band’s newest album, VI, and continuing through all future works.
Having formed in 2004, the band’s five members include singer Josh Franceschi, guitarists Max Helyer, Chris Miller and Matt Barnes (who also performs/provides backup vocals), and drummer Dan Flint.
YMAS have won nine Kerrang! Awards including Best British Band three times.
Their latest album VI has racked up 10 million streams since it was released a few weeks ago.
YMAS has previously written numerous No. 1 UK hits including Lived A Lie, The Swarm, Fresh Start Fever, Reckless and Take On The World.
Five of the band’s albums have reached Top 10 in the UK: Cavalier Youth, which debuted at No. 1, Hold Me Down, Sinners Never Sleep, Night People and VI.
“We’re really excited to have joined the Universal Publishing family.”
You Me At Six
YMAS said: “We’re really excited to have joined the Universal Publishing family.”
“Their ambition as a company matches us as musicians, and we are looking forward to a creative and collaborative future with them.”
“We are so chuffed to be working with YMAS and their great management team.”
Mike McCormack, UMPG
UMPG UK MD Mike McCormack added: “We are so chuffed to be working with YMAS and their great management team in Stefano and Colin who we have a long-standing relationship with.
“It’s a brilliant, new, innovative record from them, packed full of cracking tunes.”
Pictured [Left to Right]: Max Helyer, Colin Schaverien (Co-founder – Prolifica Management), Chris Miller, Dougie Bruce (A&R – UMPG), Matt Barnes, Alison Lamb (Artist manager – Prolifica Management), Josh Franceschi, Dan Flint.Music Business Worldwide