Brazilian star Marisa Monte, the elegant singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist known for her distinctive vocals and ability to span multiple genres of Brazilian music, has signed a global administration agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group.
The deal encompasses Monte’s impressive catalog of songs on Monte Songs, spanning an almost four-decade career, including hits like “Ainda Bem,” “Depois,” "Beija Eu,” “Amor I Love You,” “Não Vá Embora,” “Já Sei Namorar,” “Velha Infância,” “Passe em Casa” and “Não é Fácil.”
Long regarded as one of Brazil’s leading female acts, Monte is also a much-admired artist globally who has worked with the likes of David Byrne, Phillip Glass, Arnaldo Antunes and Carlinhos Brown. The latter once described her voice as “one of the most perfect in the world. It’s like the wind: soft, gentle and caressing, but it messes with everything in its path.”