New York Yankees centerfielder/guitarist/composer Bernie Williams has signed with Sir Paul McCartney's MPL Communications, Inc., home to music penned by famed composers such as Harold Arlen, Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly, Frank Loesser, Bessie Smith and of course, Paul McCartney. Williams is the first Latin and jazz artist signed to MPL, continuing the company's recent addition of contemporary songwriters to its roster.
MPL represents seven of Williams' compositions for placement in film, television, advertising and alternative media. McCartney learned of Williams' musical gifts while attending his first Yankees game. "I was intrigued to hear his music, so when I heard his CD I was blown away by his talent," says McCartney. "Go Bernie, it's a home run!"
Williams says, "It's an honor to have one of the greatest songwriters in music history supporting my project. I've always been a big Beatles fan, and working with Paul McCartney and MPL Communications is a dream come true. It brings the whole album ("The Journey Within") project full circle."