UMPG signs Asa Taccone to exclusive administration agreement
SANTA MONICA, April 25, 2017 – Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publishing company, today announced the signing of songwriter-producer-composer Asa Taccone to an exclusive global administration agreement, excluding France and Benelux.
In addition to being lead singer and the main songwriter for his band Electric Guest, Taccone is an award-winning and versatile musician whose experience extends into theater and television. Most recently, Taccone co-wrote and co-produced the No. 1 hit “Feel It Still,” which earned rock band Portugal. The Man a 2018 Grammy Award for “Best Pop Duo / Group Performance.” Taccone has also written and produced songs for Charlotte Gainsbourg, Melvv and Amine.
Since 2005, Taccone has written and produced music for Saturday Night Live’s Digital Shorts, with songs performed by musical comedy trio The Lonely Island (of which Asa’s brother Jorma is a member of). Taccone won an Emmy for “Dick In A Box,” was nominated for “Motherlover,” and wrote music for countless other Digital Shorts including “I’m On A Boat” and “Like A Boss.”
“I’m very lucky to have anyone interested in me so big shout out to David Gray and Universal Music Publishing. Thank you times ten,” said Taccone.
Taccone’s songwriting-for-television resume includes penning music for Lady Gaga’s episode on The Simpsons, Kanye West’s episode on The Cleveland Show, Charles Bradley’s episode on American Dad, songs on Portlandia including “Dream Of The 90s,” and more.
In theater, Taccone composed the music for Broadway’s “Bridge & Tunnel.” The show earned the 2006 Special Tony Award, giving Taccone the prestige of being the youngest composer in that season’s Playbill Broadway Yearbook.