UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP STRIKES EXCLUSIVE GLOBAL ADMINISTRATION AGREEMENT WITH MILEY CYRUS FOR HER HIT ALBUM BANGERZ
Santa Monica, CA, November 12, 2013 – Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed an exclusive worldwide music publishing agreement with Miley Cyrus to administer her hit album Bangerz, as announced today by Evan Lamberg, President, North America, UMPG. Bangerz was released by RCA on October 8th in the US and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 270,000 copies sold in the week following its release. The album also debuted at No. 1 in multiple countries worldwide, including Britain, Canada, Australia and Ireland.
“It’s a real honor for Universal Music Publishing to be involved globally with Miley who is, as a songwriter and artist, reinventing the art of pop music in a powerful way right before our eyes. Kudos as well to her business and managerial team of Bill Sobel and Larry Rudolph who have done an incredible job supporting Miley’s vision,” said Evan Lamberg, President, North America, UMPG.
As a result of its new deal with Cyrus, who co-wrote ten of the album’s 13 tracks, UMPG now has a publishing interest in the majority of the songs that appear on Bangerz. The album has already launched two hit singles, including “We Can’t Stop,” which was co-written by Cyrus and UMPG songwriters Rock City, as well as “Wrecking Ball,” which was co-written by UMPG songwriter Stephan Moccio and became a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The album also features collaborations with UMPG songwriter Big Sean and Rondor Music International songwriter Future. Other UMPG songwriters who contributed to the album include Stacy Barthe (“Adore You”), Oren Yoel (“Adore You”), Sean Garrett (“SMS (Bangerz)”), and Rami Afuni (“FU”).
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