UMPG EXPANDS PUBLISHING RELATIONSHIP WITH GLORIA AND EMILIO ESTEFAN’S MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANIES INTO NEW WORLD-WIDE DEAL
ANNOUNCES NEW ESTEFAN CATALOGUE SAMPLER
Los Angeles, CA, April 4, 2011 – David Renzer, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group (“UMPG”); Eddie Fernandez, Senior Vice President, Latin America, Universal Music Publishing Group; Gloria Estefan; and Emilio Estefan, Jr., Chairman of Estefan Enterprises, Inc. announced today the renewal and extension of UMPG’s exclusive agreement to administer the publishing interests of Foreign Imported Productions & Publishing, Inc. (“FIPP”), Estefan Music Publishing, Inc. (“EMPI”); world renowned, seven-time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Gloria Estefan; and Grammy-winning artist/writer/producer Emilio Estefan, Jr. for the world.
Under the new agreement, UMPG will now represent the extremely successful publishing entities of the Estefan’s for North America, in addition to handling all territories outside of North America.
UMPG will soon be servicing a CD sampler and e-sampler in their aggressive marketing plan to promote the Estefan’s rich catalogue, featuring hits from Latin superstars, such as, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Thalia, Jon Secada, Paulina Rubio, and Alejandro Fernandez.
Upon making the announcement Mr. Renzer commented: “Gloria and Emilio are icons who not only have created some of the most enduring hits of the past several decades, but continue to create exciting new music that will become the standards of the future. We are so proud to continue our wonderful working relationship with Gloria and Emilio and staff, and their wonderful publishing catalogues.
Mr. Estefan added: “We couldn’t be happier to extend our publishing agreement with UMPG. Their expertise in administering our catalog has proven to be extremely successful for us outside of America and now I am excited to have them represent our catalog in the US & Canada. As the music business continues to evolve I am happy to be working with a company that is always ahead of the curve.”
Mr. Fernandez further commented: “It’s a real pleasure and honor to continue our long standing relationship with the most renowned and respected Latin symbols, Emilio and Gloria Estefan; we are proud to be part of the same family.”
Through this publishing deal, which originated through UMPG’s Latin America division, UMPG will administer more than 3,000 titles including scores of hit songs recorded by a host of American and international acts. The Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan, Jr. catalogs include major hits by Gloria and Miami Sound Machine such as “Conga,” “Don’t Wanna Lose You,” “Reach,” “Anything For You,” “Words Get In The Way,” “Bad Boy,” “Mi Tierra,” “Here We Are,” “Coming Out Of The Dark,” “Always Tomorrow,” “Con Los Años Que Me Quedan,” “Live For Loving You,” and “Cuts Both Ways,” just to name a few.
The multicultural FIPP/EMPI catalogs consist of some of the most popular English & Spanish language compositions in the world. Featuring mainstream Pop and Latin style performances and productions, the undisputed success of the catalogs is due to a host of talented songwriters who have, for over two decades, consistently delivered hit after hit. Continuing on that path of hits, Gloria Estefan will release a new album later this year, her first English Language album since 2004’s Unwrapped. The album is high energy, dance oriented, and is being co-written and co-produced by hit-maker Pharrell Williams and Estefan.
Gloria Estefan – Singer/Songwriter/Philanthropist/Humanitarian Known far and wide as the “Queen of Latin Pop,” Gloria Estefan is one of the most recognized artists in the world and the single most successful crossover performer in music history. She has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and achieved an astounding number of awards. As a songwriter, Gloria was the first-ever Latin female to receive the BMI “Songwriter of the Year” award. She has composed 15 of her own Top 10 Hits including “Anything For You,” “Coming Out of the Dark,” “Reach” (the 1996 Olympic International Games theme song), “Here We Are,” and “Con Los Anos.” Additionally she has written worldwide hits recorded by Shakira (“Whenever, Wherever”) and Jennifer Lopez (“Let’s Get Loud”). She and her husband, Emilio Estefan, Jr., were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.
Emilio Estefan, Jr. – Artist/Songwriter/Producer/Record and Publishing Executive For more than two decades Emilio Estefan, Jr. has continually set new standards and broken cultural and sales boundaries in Pop & Latin music. Having amassed a multitude of awards (including 12 Grammy Awards, numerous BMI songwriter awards, and the first-ever Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Person of the Year Award), Emilio Estefan, Jr. has become one of the most sought after producers in the crossover arena. He is responsible for the cross-over success of Jon Secada and Shakira and two Grammy-winning albums for each. He was one of the Executive producers of Ricky Martin’s record-breaking English debut album and produced songs for Jennifer Lopez’s debut album and for Marc Anthony. He has also produced for several major motion picture soundtracks, including Madonna (“Evita”), Top Gun, Pocahantas, Little Mermaid and Dance With Me. In addition, he has also produced for “the Queen of Salsa” Celia Cruz, Mexican ranchero Alejandro Fernandez, Mexican diva Thalia, Mexican song stylist Ana Gabriel, Colombia’s “King of ‘Vallenato” Carlos Vives, and the angelic sensation Jaci Velasquez. Estefan is founding member/leader of the group Miami Sound Machine, which catapulted to international stardom in the early eighties when their hit single, “Conga,” stunned the music world by appearing simultaneously on Billboard’s Pop, Latin, Soul and Dance Charts. The band and groundbreaking track set the tone for subsequent successes and rise of international superstar Gloria Estefan.
About Universal Music Publishing Group Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is the industry’s leading global music publishing operation and is part of Universal Music Group. UMPG represents music in every genre from many of the world’s top songwriters and catalogs including U2, Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Adele, Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Nelly, Juan Gabriel, Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, Ciara, Dave Grohl, Prince, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Britney Spears, Beastie Boys, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, ABBA, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Paul Simon, Henry Mancini, Christina Aguilera, and Linkin Park, among many others. UMPG is also a global leader in the areas of Production Music, Christian and Classical Music. For more information, visit: www.umusicpub.com.