Taylor Swift Signs New Publishing Deal - Noise11.com
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Ros O'Gorman, Photo

Taylor Swift, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Taylor Swift Signs New Publishing Deal

by Music-News.com on February 7, 2020

in News,Noise Pro

Taylor Swift has a new publisher.

Swift previously inked a recording agreement with Universal in November 2018, after departing Big Machine Records, and the new publishing contract sees the pop superstar reunite with former Sony/ATV Nashville boss Troy Tomlinson, who became chairman/CEO of UMPG Nashville in July 2019, and first worked with Taylor when she was just 14.

The ‘Blank Space’ hitmaker announced the news by sharing a picture with Troy and Chairman and CEO of UMPG, Jody Gerson, and Universal boss, Sir Lucian Grainge, in which she was holding her beloved pet cat.

Praising the team, she said: “I’m proud to extend my partnership with Lucian Grainge and the Universal Music family by signing with UMPG, and for the opportunity to work with Jody Gerson, the first woman to run a major music publishing company.

“Jody is an advocate for women’s empowerment and one of the most-respected and accomplished industry leaders.
“Troy Tomlinson has been an amazing part of my team for over half my life and a passionate torchbearer for songwriters.

“It’s an honour to get to work with such an incredible team, especially when it comes to my favourite thing in the world: songwriting.”

Jody commented: “We are honoured to welcome Taylor Swift to UMPG.

“Using her power and voice to create a better world, Taylor’s honest and brave songwriting continues to be an inspiration to countless fans.

“We look forward to further amplifying Taylor’s voice and songs across the globe.”

Whilst Troy, who is Chairman and CEO of UMPG Nashville, added: “I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Taylor since she was 14-years-old, and she still amazes me daily.

“The true definition of a multigenerational artist and songwriter, Taylor’s songs, vision and unwavering determination have always been an inspiration.

“I am so happy and so proud to continue representing Taylor and her music, and I am confident that UMPG will be the best, most creative partner in providing unparalleled opportunities for her songs.”

Universal is now the music partner for Taylor, whilst UMG’s Republic Records will serve as her label partner in America.

The move comes after her well-documented spat with former Big Machine label head, Scott Brochette and Scooter Braun, who acquired the firm, over the master recordings of her first six albums, which she claimed she was not given the chance to buy back the rights to.

Taylor recently admitted she feels so much better now she is no longer “fighting for people’s respect” and focusing on her own happiness.

In the trailer for her Netflix documentary, ‘Miss Americana’, she said: “Throughout my whole career, label executives would just say, ‘A nice girl doesn’t force their opinions on people, a nice girl smiles and waves and says thank you.’
“I became the person that everyone wanted me to be. Nobody physically saw me for a year, and that was what I thought they wanted.

“I had to deconstruct an entire belief system.
“Toss it out and reject it.
“It woke me up from constantly feeling like I was fighting for people’s respect.
“It was happiness without anyone else’s input.
“I want to do this.
“I need to do to be on the right side of history. It feels fucking awesome.
“I feel really good about not feeling muzzled anymore.
“And it was my own doing. There’s nothing that feels better than this moment.”

music-news.com

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Wendy Matthews, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Apia, Shorrock and the Songs of Paul Simon … Wendy Matthews Has Some Busy Months Ahead

Over the next three months Wendy Matthews fans will have the chance to see her sing the songs of Paul Simon, make her first ever public performance of ‘You’ve Always Got The Blues’ with Kate Ceberano for Apia and sing at a very special show with Little River Band founder Glenn Shorrock in Little River, the Victorian town LRB was named after.

15 hours ago
Amy Winehouse photo by Haylee Cashmere
Amy Winehouse To Receive A Walk of Fame Plaque In Camden

Amy Winehouse is to receive a plaque at Camden Markets in the UK.

1 day ago
Placido Domingo
Placido Domingo Dropped From Spanish Show After More Sexual Misconduct Allegations Surface

Spanish authorities have scrapped two upcoming performances by embattled opera star Placido Domingo "in solidarity" with his alleged sexual misconduct victims.

1 day ago
Judith Owen Is Coming Back To Australia and It Will Be Impressive

I first saw Judith Owen at The Cat Club in Melbourne in 2016. It was breathtaking.

2 days ago
David Roback
David Roback of Mazzy Star Dies Aged 61

Mazzy Star guitarist and songwriter David Roback has died at the age of 61. A cause of death is yet to be revealed.

2 days ago
Madonna performs at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 12 March 2016. This is the first show of the Australian leg of her world wide Rebel Heart Tour.
Madonna Fans Furious After Three Hour Show Delay

Madonna's Madame X Show in Paris was delayed by three hours on Saturday after the production was hit with "unforeseen technical problems".

2 days ago
Robbie Williams Heavy Entertainment Tour at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 24 February 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Robbie Williams Extends His Vegas Stay

Robbie Williams has announced more Vegas dates.

2 days ago