Mexico City, D.F., July 7, 2015 – Universal Music Publishing Mexico has signed an exclusive publishing administration agreement with SACM (Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de México), the Mexican performing rights organization, for the US and Puerto Rico, it was announced today by Yadira Moreno, Managing Director of UMPG México & Central America.

Through the deal,  UMP Mexico will provide administration, licensing and creative services for all domestic and international songs owned and/or administered by SACM Publishing for the U.S. And  Puerto Rico.

“We couldn’t be more delighted that SACM entrusted their legacy to UMPG,” said Yadira Moreno. “SACM has a unique catalog that conveys the cultural essence of contemporary Mexican music. It will be our privilege to maximize opportunities for the composers we now represent, and to continue promoting their songs in the territory.”

“As a composer myself, I have firsthand experience of the effectiveness and efficiency in which UMPG operates,” said Mr. Armando Manzanero, President of SACM. “We are very excited to be working with UMPG, as they understand the nuances and complexity of our catalog.”

“We are confident that our catalog is in the best hands of the business,” said Roberto Cantoral Zucchi, General Manager for SACM. “UMPG’s administrative infrastructure along with their team of administration and licensing specialists make this deal a thrill. SACM feels this is the right step forward that will benefit all of our composers and partners.”

About SACM

SACM is a performing rights society founded in 1945 with the mission to protect the authors and composers rights in Mexico. As a member of CISAC (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers), SACM has 212 reciprocal agreements with international societies in 5 continents. SACM’s publishing catalog features songs written by Mexico’s greatest Roberto Cantoral (Señora de tal), Armando Manzanero (No se tu), Alex Lora (Metro Balderas), Martin Urieta (Mujeres Divinas), Teodoro Bello (Jefe de Jefes), Roberto Belester (Nunca Voy A Olvidarte), Jorge Macias (Loco), Reyli Barba (Amor del bueno); Carlos Lara (Te extraño, te olvido, te amo) to name a few.

About Universal Music Publishing Group

UMPG is one of the world’s leading music publishing companies and represents music in every genre from some of the world’s most important songwriters and catalogs. These include ABBA, Adele, A Great Big World, Jhené Aiko, Alex Da Kid, Burt Bacharach, Bastille, Beach Boys, Beastie Boys, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Jeff Bhasker, Justin Bieber, Rubén Blades, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Desmond Child, The Clash, Coldplay, J. Cole, Elvis Costello, Miley Cyrus, Jason Derulo, Neil Diamond, Disclosure, Danny Elfman, Eminem, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Florence + the Machine, Juan Gabriel, Leonel Garcia, Ariana Grande, Al Green, Haim, Jimi Hendrix, Hit-Boy, Hunter Hayes, Imagine Dragons, Carly Rae Jepsen, Billy Joel, Elton John/Bernie Taupin, Nick Jonas, B.B. King, Natalia Lafourcade, Luke Laird, Horacio Palencia, Linkin Park, the Mamas and Papas, Shawn Mendes, Miguel, Ne-Yo, Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons, Jimmy “Napes” Napier, Randy Newman, Rudy Perez, Steve Perry, Otis Redding, Darius Rucker, Carole Bayer Sager, Gustavo Santaolalla, Sex Pistols, Paul Simon, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, T-Pain, U2, Keith Urban, Troy Verges, Diane Warren, Andrew Lloyd Webber and many more. UMPG is also a global leader in the areas of Classical, Christian/Gospel, and Production Music. Additionally, UMPG plays a major role in film and TV, providing creative, synch licensing and administration services for such companies as Warner Bros Entertainment, Universal Studios, HBO, DreamWorks, DreamWorks Animation, NBC and Sesame Workshop, among others.