UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP SIGNS GRAMMY AWARD-NOMINATED CREATIVE TALENT MAGGIE ROGERS TO EXCLUSIVE, GLOBAL PUBLISHING AGREEMENT
SANTA MONICA – April 12, 2023 – Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), Universal Music Group’s leading, global publishing division, today announced that GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer/songwriter/performer Maggie Rogers has signed an exclusive, global publishing agreement.
Multihyphenate creative talent Rogers (Capitol Records) first garnered industry recognition in 2017 with her breakthrough EP Now That The Light Is Fading which reached No. 4 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart. In 2019, she surged to global success with the release of her debut album Heard It In A Past Life. The spectacular record — which features hits “Light On,” “Alaska” and “Fallingwater” — earned Rogers a GRAMMY® Award nomination for Best New Artist. Heard It In A Past Life reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales and Top Alternative Albums, No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and earned praise from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, TIME Magazine, Vogue, and many more. To date, the album has amassed more than one billion global streams.
Rogers’ second studio album, Surrender (2022), was met with widespread critical acclaim. Co-produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning UMPG songwriter Kid Harpoon, the record peaked across Billboard: No. 1 on US Top Tastemaker Albums, No. 2 on US Top Alternative Albums and No. 3 on US Top Rock Albums. Surrender was included on several ‘Best Album of 2022’ year-end lists including NPR, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Billboard and more. Additional highlights from Rogers’ heartfelt discography include “Love You For A Long Time,” ranking as one of her biggest hits and earning hundreds of millions of streams across platforms. In 2020, the Maryland native released her meticulously curated Notes from the Archive: Recordings 2011-2016, a 16-track retrospective. In January 2023, Rogers featured on Zach Bryan’s track, “Dawns,” which became the biggest Spotify debut for both artists, respectively.
Rogers said: “I’m so proud to call UMPG my home and can’t wait begin this next chapter of my career alongside so many writers and professionals I respect and admire.”
Jennifer Knoepfle, Executive Vice President and Co-Head of A&R at UMPG, said: “Maggie is one of my favorite songwriters, and I have been lucky to work alongside her since the early stages of her incredible career. We are so excited for her next chapter in her new home at UMPG, and she will have the best support for her creative journey.”
A stunning performer, Rogers recently embarked on her North American headline “Feral Joy Tour” and will be performing throughout the US and Europe throughout 2023. Over her career, she has sold out headline tours across North America and Europe and performed at leading festivals worldwide. She has also performed on major TV shows including “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Austin City Limits,” “Today” and more. Rogers will set out on her “Summer of ’23 Tour” of North America on July 24th in Charlotte, NC. The 12-city headline run includes stops at legendary venues like Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and continues through September 29th in Washington, DC — check out the full list itinerary here.