(CelebrityAccess) — 15-time Grammy Award-winning artist, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has signed an exclusive administration deal Universal Music Publishing Group.
Under the terms of the agreement, UMPG will support Keys extensive repertoire – both existing songs and future works –in both the US and in international markets.
Since the release of her 2001 debut ‘Songs In A Minor’ Keys has become a creative force to be reckoned with, with 65 million records and 30 million albums sold worldwide. She’s also made her mark in film, television and as a Broadway producer, as well her ongoing activism for social justice and other causes.
“At the beginning of her career, I was fortunate to have signed Alicia to her first music publishing deal at age 14. We shared tremendous success together over time and our relationship grew from a professional, publisher-songwriter relationship into a deep, personal friendship. Now, it is an honor to bring Alicia into my UMPG family,” said UMPG Chair & CEO Jody Gerson.
“In the many years I’ve known Alicia, she has risen to become of the biggest names in music and an icon in art and culture whose songs are celebrated by fans around the world. I respect her tremendously as a songwriter, producer, performer, artist, mother, businesswoman, and as a person who is in control and standing in her power. Our UMPG global team looks forward to delivering outstanding creative opportunities in support of her timeless music,” Gerson added.