Universal Music Publishing has announced a new global publishing alliance with Billy Joel via its Rondor Music division, with the major administering all of Joel’s songs on a worldwide basis.
Universal Music Publishing top man Zach Horowitz told CMU: “We couldn’t be more thrilled that Billy Joel has chosen to bring his songs to Rondor and UMPG. There are few songwriters in the history of music that have created a catalogue of such hits, depth and quality. With Rondor’s distinctive focus and care, and UMPG’s global scale, administrative infrastructure and network of worldwide sync specialists, we are uniquely positioned to maximise the extraordinary opportunities that exist for Billy’s music”.
Joel himself, meanwhile, said: “Publishing is a cornerstone of the music business, one of the reasons songs live and thrive around the world years after they’ve been written or recorded. Rondor and Universal Music Publishing Group understand the complexities of music publishing in general and the nuances of my catalogue in particular. The successful ongoing administration of my songs is in good hands under the stewardship of Rondor and UMPG”.