Universal acquires Big Life Music

Mumbai: Universal Music Publishing Group president of Europe & UK Paul Connolly announced the company’s acquisition of Big Life Music. As part of this agreement, UMPG has a worldwide publishing deal with multi-platinum selling Snow Patrol, encompassing past and future works.
Founded in 1987 by Jazz Summers and Tim Parry, Big Life Music has been one of the most successful independent music publishers of the last twenty years and embraces a wide and eclectic roster of songwriters covering hits of the past two decades. The Big Life Music catalogue includes over 2000 copyrights.
Snow Patrol have sold over seven million albums to date. Signed to Big Life since 2002, the catalogue comprises all songs from the phenomenally successful Final Straw (Fiction/Polydor) and Eyes Open (Fiction/Polydor) albums, including the hit singles Chasing Cars, Run and You’re All I Have.
"Rarely do you find a music company as edgy and diversified as Big Life," stated Connolly. "Jazz and Tim have consistently pushed the creative envelope over many years. We are delighted with the acquisition and of course very proud to represent Snow Patrol."