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The xx Renew Worldwide Deal With Universal Music Publishing Group
The xx. Credit: Laura Coulson.

The xx Renew Worldwide Deal With Universal Music Publishing Group

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LONDON (CelebrityAccess) – The xx have renewed their worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).

The London trio –– which consists of Romy Madley Craft, Jamie xx and Oliver Sim –– formed in 2005 and have been with UMPG for a decade.

Since then, The xx have risen to international prominence and released three albums, including their Mercury Award-winning 2009 debut, xx, 2012’s Coexist, and 2017’s hugely successful I See You.

In addition to forging a successful recording career, the band has become a regular presence at major festivals, including headlining spots at All Tomorrow’s Parties, Coachella, Glastonbury, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. In 2016, their residency at O2 Academy Brixton resulted in the longest run of sold-out shows in the venue’s history.

The group’s music has also been widely synced with key placements including Gossip Girl, Chatroom, House Of Cards and FIFA 2018, while their song “Together” was written for Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

Additionally, the group’s members have enjoyed success individually. Jamie xx released his BRIT, Mercury and Grammy-nominated debut album In Colour in 2015, and Croft co-wrote the Grammy-winning “Electricity” by Silk City featuring Dua Lipa in 2018.

“We originally signed The xx purely on the basis of a set of songs we heard and loved,” said UMPG vp international A&R and director of A&R Mark Gale in a statement. “It’s been extraordinary to see the artist and individuals that they’ve evolved into. They are constantly looking forward and challenging themselves creatively. It’s a huge privilege and compliment that after 10 years they continue to trust all of us at Universal Music Publishing with their songs.”

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