Lionsgate and Universal Music Publishing Group announced Thursday (Aug. 2) an exclusive long-term agreement under which UMPG will represent Lionsgate’s music publishing properties worldwide and act as the studio’s global administrator.
UMPG will administer Lionsgate’s musical rights, including licensing, revenue collection and accounting. The companies will also work together to create in-house opportunities by leveraging UMPG’s global roster of songwriters and expansive catalog of songs for creative use in Lionsgate’s vast portfolio of film, television and digital content.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Universal Music Publishing Group, a best-in-class powerhouse, to represent our music properties,” said Lenny Wohl, GM & EVP of music & publishing, Lionsgate, in a statement. “We also look forward to tapping into UMPG’s impressive music and songwriter pool, and connecting it with Lionsgate’s world-class content to create innovative projects together.”
COO of UMPG Marc Cimino added: “At UMPG, we pride ourselves on our partnerships and providing the best service in the industry. As an innovator across film, television and digital mediums, Lionsgate has been a long sought-after partner for us and we are thrilled to be in business together.”