Romeo Santos, whose “Propuesta Indecente” made history last week as the all-time top song in the history of Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group, Billboard has learned.
Snagging Santos is a huge coup for UMPG and a major feather in the cap of Alexandra Lioutikoff, who came in to lead the company’s Latin division earlier this year.
Santos’ compositions were long administered by indie Mayimba Music, who did an outstanding job of taking his work to the world. This, however, will be Santos’ first publishing deal with a major. UMPG will now represent all his solos works, including Formula Vol.1 and Formula Vol. 2, which topped Latin sales charts in the U.S., The King Stays King: Sold Out at Madison Square Garden, and Santos’ upcoming third solo studio album, slated for release in 2017.