Lionsgate and Universal Music Publishing Group sign exclusive multiyear agreement
UMPG to Represent Lionsgate’s Music Publishing Properties & Act as Studio's Global Administrator.
Companies to Collaborate on Opportunities for UMPG’s Songwriters and Songs in Lionsgate’s Film, TV & Digital Content.
SANTA MONICA, CA, and VANCOUVER, BC, August 2, 2018 – Global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) and Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading music publisher, today announced an exclusive long-term agreement under which UMPG will represent Lionsgate’s music publishing properties worldwide, including musical compositions and scores.
Under the administration agreement, UMPG will also administer Lionsgate’s music rights, including licensing, revenue collection and accounting.
Additionally, the companies will work together to create in-house opportunities by leveraging UMPG’s global roster of songwriters and expansive catalog of songs for creative use in Lionsgate’s vast portfolio of film, television and digital content.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Universal Music Publishing Group, a best-in-class powerhouse, to represent our music properties,” said Lionsgate GM & EVP of Music & Publishing Lenny Wohl. “We also look forward to tapping into UMPG’s impressive music and songwriter pool, and connecting it with Lionsgate’s world-class content to create innovative projects together.”
“At UMPG, we pride ourselves on our partnerships and providing the best service in the industry. As an innovator across film, television and digital mediums, Lionsgate has been a long sought-after partner for us and we are thrilled to be in business together,” said Marc Cimino, COO of UMPG.