UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP SIGNS LONG-TERM PUBLISHING DEAL WITH LEGENDARY SONGWRITER/ARTIST, NEIL FINN
Deal to Include Split Enz, Crowded House, Finn Brothers and Solo Works
London, May, 19, 2008 – Paul Connolly, President of Europe & UK, Universal Music Publishing Group, today announced the signing of Neil Finn to an exclusive, long-term, publishing administration deal for the World (excluding North America, Australia/New Zealand).
Neil Finn is one of the most prolific and successful songwriters of his generation in a career that has spanned over thirty years. The deal comprises all of Neil’s works with regards to Split Enz, all Crowded House albums until 1996, two solo albums, and the first Finn Brothers release. Amongst the vast array of works included in the deal are such classics as “I Got You,” “Weather With You,” “Don’t Dream It’s Over,” and “Distant Sun,” amongst others.
On announcing the deal Connolly commented, “It is a privilege to be representing such a world class songwriter and his timeless song collection.”
Darryl Watts, Senior A&R Manager, Universal Music Publishing added, “I have been a great admirer of Neil throughout his career. It is a true pleasure to commence our long-term relationship as his publisher.”
Neil Finn joins UMP UK’s successful roster of talent, including Adele, Lily Allen, Bjork, The Clash, Coldplay, Elvis Costello, The Cure, Feist, Franz Ferdinand, Elton John/Bernie Taupin, Joy Division, Keane, The Killers, Kate Nash, Sex Pistols, The Smiths, Snow Patrol, Van Morrison, and Paul Weller, amongst others.
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