Entering 2020, Taylor Swift expands its collaboration with Universal Music Group (UMG). Taylor Swift signed a partnership with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) which will be responsible for distributing the work of the 30-year-old singer in her network throughout the world.
Reportedly, not only for the latest works from the singer of ‘Wildest Dreams’, but also for the previous Taylor Swift songs.
“I feel proud to be able to expand the fabric of cooperation with the Universal Music family by signing a partnership with UMPG,” Taylor Swift said in a statement, as reported by variety, Friday (7/2).
Taylor Swift also feels happy because she will be back working with Troy Tomlinson, who is the CEO of UMPG. Tomlinson is one of those who have contributed to Taylor Swift’s career.
Tomlinson was once a senior of Sony / ATV, a music publisher who recruited Taylor Swift when she was 14 years old. Tomlinson himself has been the CEO of UMPG since July last year.
“Troy Tomlinson has been an extraordinary part of my team and almost half of my life’s journey. It is an honor to work with an extraordinary team, especially to do my favorite thing in the world: writing songs,” Taylor Swift wrote.
Just like Taylor Swift, Tomlinson also feels happy to be back with Swift. According to him, Taylor Swift’s songs, vision and determination are always inspiring.
“I am very happy and proud to continue working with Taylor and her music, and I am sure that UMPG will be the best,” said Tomlinson.
Taylor Swift was first contracted professionally in 2003 by Sony / ATV music publishing. In 2005, Taylor Swift joined Big Machine Records.
Taylor Swift was the first person contracted by the independent record label.
Taylor Swift’s collaboration with Big Machine Records lasted for 12 years, before finally Taylor Swift signed a multi-album contract with Universal Music Group which is a distributor of Big Machine in November 2018.