Universal Music Publishing Group has signed a global administration deal with Robbie Williams’ publishing company, Farrell Music, covering the British pop superstar and former Take That member's existing catalogue and future works.
The announcement comes ahead of Williams' thirteenth studio album and first Christmas record, a double album of covers and original songs slated for release before the end of 2019. He kicked off his sold-out, first-ever Las Vegas residency at the Wynn Las Vegas in March.
The signing marks a reunion for Williams and UMPG U.K. managing director Mike McCormack, who signed Williams as a member of Take That in the early '90s, when Williams was at Virgin Music. "Even then, he was a huge personality and a pleasure to work with," comments McCormack. "He’s gone on to become a global superstar and an incredible songwriter -- so it’s a privilege to represent all these great songs and the new material he will be writing in the future.”