UMPG buys catalog of songwriter and producer Louis Bell, together with hits by Publish Malone and The Jonas Brothers

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Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed six-time Grammy Award-nominated songwriter and producer Louis Bell to an exclusive, global publishing deal.

UMPG has also acquired Bell’s catalog, including megahits like Post Malone’s Rockstar, Better Now and Sunflower featuring Swae Lee, Camila Cabello’s Havana, The Jonas Brothers’ Sucker, and Halsey’s Without Me.

The deal excludes some projects released in 2019 and 2020.

Bell’s songs are collectively more than 150 million-times Platinum in the US alone.

Bell is a three-time consecutive nominee for the Grammy’s ‘Record of the Year,’ ASCAP’s 2019 & 2020 Songwriter of the Year, Variety’s 2020 Songwriter of the Year and Variety’s 2019 Producer of the Year.

As executive producer of Post Malone’s most recent album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, Bell was an intricate part of the writing and production on all 17 tracks.

Other notable recent releases include Miley Cyrus’ Angels Like You, Plastic Hearts, WTF Do I Know, Gimme What I Want, Hate Me and Midnight Sky, all off her seventh studio album Plastic Hearts’ along with Halsey’s Graveyard, Taylor Swift’s I Forgot That You Existed, Afterglow and It’s Nice to Have a Friend, and 5SOS’s Old Me.

“Our global team looks forward to providing outstanding opportunities that support his artistry and songs.”

Jody Gerson, UMPG

Jody Gerson, Chairman and CEO of UMPG, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Louis Bell to the UMPG family.

“He is not only an immensely talented songwriter and producer for the some of the biggest artists in the world; he is one of the kindest and most thoughtful people I know.

“It’s even better when you can work with good people! Our global team looks forward to providing outstanding opportunities that support his artistry and songs.”

“I am extremely excited and grateful to begin this journey with Jody, Lillia Parsa and the entire Universal Music Publishing team.”

Louis Bell

Bell added: “I am extremely excited and grateful to begin this journey with Jody, Lillia Parsa and the entire Universal Music Publishing team.”

 Music Business Worldwide

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