Classical Icon Andrea Bocelli Signs With Universal Music Publishing Group

Andrea Bocelli signs with universal music publishing group
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Andrea Bocelli signs with universal music publishing group
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Photo Credit: Andrea Bocelli by Luca Rossetti

Legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli signs an exclusive global publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group.

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), the global publishing division of Universal Music Group, has announced classical icon Andrea Bocelli has been signed to an exclusive publishing agreement through UMPG’s Classics & Screen department.

One of the most successful classical singers in modern history, Bocelli is celebrating his 30th anniversary in music this year. Through the new agreement, UMPG will represent Bocelli’s future works, as well as his latest album, A Family Christmas.

Andrea Bocelli has sold over 90 million albums and generated over 16 billion streams. A longstanding ambassador for Italian culture worldwide, Bocelli drew global attention in 2020 with his “Music for Hope” event, which became one of the biggest musical livestream performances to date.

“We are honored to be joining the Universal Music Publishing Group family. Building upon our longstanding partnership with Universal Music Group, this collaboration marks a significant milestone in Andrea’s journey,” said Veronica Berti Bocelli, CEO of Almud Music, and Maverick Management’s Francesco Pasquero, in a joint statement.

“As we celebrate Maestro’s 30th anniversary this year, we are excited to continue expanding Andrea’s legacy and reach even greater heights with the support of UMPG.”

“Andrea Bocelli is not only a legendary tenor, but an artist who has established his place in the canon of classical and popular music,” added Natasha Baldwin, Executive Vice President of Classics & Screen at UMPG.

“As we celebrate his third decade in the industry and immense contributions to music history, we are absolutely thrilled to welcome Andrea to UMPG’s Classics & Screen family as his global publisher.”

The new publishing agreement builds on Bocelli’s historic relationship with Universal Music Group (UMG), having distributed his albums for over 25 years through its longstanding relationship with Sugar Music.

In 2021, Bocelli signed directly to UMG for the first time in a global and multifaceted recording agreement. All his previous recordings will remain under Sugar Music, in an exclusive license agreement with UMG.