Universal Music signs Justin Bieber
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) — Universal Music Publishing Group says it has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber.
The publishing deal encompasses all of the 15-year-old singer’s catalog, including his debut album “My World” and his upcoming CD “My World (Part II,)” Universal said.
“Justin Bieber’s incredible charisma, talent, and mass appeal is already clearly evident with the breakthrough success he is experiencing,” David Renzer, chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Music Publishing Group, said in a statement Wednesday. “Under the skilled direction of his manager Scooter Braun, we are confident that Justin will continue on his path toward global superstardom.”
“I’m excited for Justin to be with Universal Music Publishing Group as they look at him not only as an artist, but as a producer and a writer, and their belief in that is a long-term vision,” Braun said. “They are partnering with us to grow a career in a promising young man. I’m excited for Justin as he continues on his creative path.”
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