To promote the new worldwide deal, UMPG will release a sampler of songs from the Estefan catalog, including hits by Ricky Martin, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Paulina Rubio.
Universal Music Publishing Group has renewed and extended its administration deal with Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan Jr. and their various publishing entities, including Estefan Music Publishing and Foreign Imported Production & Publishing. The deal has been extended to include North America, in addition to handling all foreign territories.
As part of the now worldwide deal, UMPG will soon be servicing a CD sampler and e-sampler to various music users to help promote the Estefans' catalog, which features hits from Latin superstars such as Ricky Martin, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Thalia, Jon Secada, Paulina Rubio, and Alejandro Fernandez.
UMPG President and CEO David Renzer commented: "Gloria and Emilio are icons who not only have created some of the most enduring hits of the past several decades, but continue to create exciting new music that will become the standards of the future. We are so proud to continue our wonderful working relationship with Gloria and Emilio and staff, and their wonderful publishing catalogues."
Emilio Estefan added: "We couldn't be happier to extend our publishing agreement with UMPG. Their expertise in administering our catalog has proven to be extremely successful for us outside of America and now I am excited to have them represent our catalog in the US & Canada. As the music business continues to evolve I am happy to be working with a company that is always ahead of the curve."