Four Tet Signs for UMPG – Billboard

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Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) signed a new global publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) encompassing both its old catalog and its future releases.

Recognized as an essential independent electronic artist and producer with two decades of work, Four Tet’s discography includes remixes for Rihanna, Tame Impala, Headie One, The XX, Bicep, Radiohead, Aphex Twin, Madvillain and more. Some of his most beloved cuts include Nelly Furtado’s samples “Only Human” and “Two Thousand and Seventeen”. He also collaborated with David Arnold on “Crawl, End Crawl”, the closing score of the hit film. Quantum of Comfort and founded Text Records.

“Four Tet has marked my life from GCSE revision to dance floors at university and now I have the pleasure of working with him. I am honored to represent a catalog that means so much to me, but to all of UMPG,” says Pete Simmons, A&R Director at UMPG. “I look forward to working with Kieran, Carol and the entire Solar team. Special thanks to Amy Samson for doing the initial introduction.


tank media has secured a new deal for the Nashville songwriter’s catalog cannon buddy. The acquisition includes Cannon’s cuts made with superstar Kenny Chesney over the past 25 years, including “American Kids”, “You And Tequila”, “I Will Stand” and “Live In No Shoes Nation”.

Notably, the deal doesn’t include the songwriter’s SoundExchange royalties, or his other cuts for stars like George Strait, Willie Nelson and Reba McIntyre.

“I have worked very hard with Kenny over the past 25 years to create the best music possible and with the help of all the publishers and songwriters who have given us their best songs, we have managed to consistently stay on top. charts for a very long time,” Cannon says. “When I was presented with this offer from Reservoir, it felt like the right thing to do and the right time for me to hand them my share of the future royalties from Kenny Chesney. And now it’s time to make more records and I promise to keep making the best music I can make from now on.

John Ozier, Reservoir’s Executive Vice President of Creative, adds, “Buddy has created some of country music’s greatest hits for more than two decades. We are honored to be entrusted with the rights to his phenomenal legacy and are thrilled to continue to expand our country catalog with these fantastic songs.


Gordon Sumnera singer-songwriter from Wallsend, England, has sold his entire catalog of songs to Universal Music Publishing Group.


Anthem Entertainmentan independent entertainment content and services company, has acquired the country hitmaker’s catalog Kelly Archer. She also signed a global publishing deal with Anthem and RED Creative Group.

Archer’s catalog includes his share of Travis Denning’s “After a Few”, Justin Moore’s “Somebody Else Will”, Brett Young’s “Sleep Without You” and more.

“I am delighted to continue working with Jeremy, Taylor and the RED team. Jeremy has put together an eclectic group of hard-working creatives who motivate me to continue growing as a writer. I’m also thrilled to be partnering with Helen, Tim, Gilles and the Anthem team. They have a really great creative team that I’ve admired over my years in the business, but never had the chance to work with until now,” Archer says of the deal.


Norwegian singer-songwriter Dagny signed a new global publishing deal with Sony Music Publishing Scandinavia. Already a pop star in her home country, her hit song “Somebody” spent 18 weeks at No. 1 on Norwegian radio, and her debut album strangers/lovers (2020) also included another local hit called “Come Over”.

Dagny said of the deal, “I’m so excited to join the wonderful Sony Music Publishing family!… I’m especially happy that they share my vision to continue to develop my career as an artist and help me grow. as a songwriter for other artists I would already like to thank Lasse and Johnny in particular for their support and guidance.

“We have been big fans of Dagny for a long time, and it is with great joy and excitement that we welcome her to Sony Music Publishing.” added Lasse Ewald, a&r Vice President, Scandinavia and European Song Pitch Manager, SMP Scandinavia.


tank media announced a global publishing deal with the Istanbul-born songwriter/producer Warren “Oak” Felder. The new deal includes all future Felder songs and expands the independent publisher’s relationship with Felder, which began in 2017 with the formation of Felder’s joint venture.

The joint venture saw the signing of accomplished writing and production collective The Orphanage, consisting of Trevor Brown, Zaire Koalo and Keith “Ten4” Sorrells.

Felder first rose to prominence as a songwriter through his work with Andrew “Pop” Wansel. Together, the duo went by the moniker “Pop & Oak” and wrote hits like “Your Love” for Nicki Minaj and Alessia Cara’s “Here” and “Scars to Your Beautiful.”

Later, the writer went solo and wrote songs with stars like Demi Lovato, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, The Chainsmokers, Lizzo, Kehlani, Miguel, Trey Songz, Alicia Keys and more.

Donna Caseine, Executive Vice President of Reservoir and Global Creator, said, “Oak has been part of the Reservoir family for several years now, through our joint venture, and we couldn’t be happier to deepen this relationship and officially bring him into the fold as a talent on the roster.As we grow our business, one of our goals is to represent creative talent who is at the top of their game and the best in the business. they do, and that’s Oak.

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