Latin superstar Juan Gabriel joins Universal Music Group

Mumbai: International recording superstar and prolific songwriter Juan Gabriel, one of Latin music’s most important artists, has signed global recording and publishing agreements with Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company.

New recordings from Gabriel will be released through Universal Music Latin America, while his publishing rights (which include his entire catalog of songs from his thirty-plus-year career) will be represented exclusively by Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) throughout the world.

The agreement was announced by chairman & CEO of Latin America and Iberian Peninsula Jesus Lopez; UMPG chairman & CEO David Renzer; UMPG senior vice president, Latin America Eddie Fernandez; and Juan Gabriel.

"Juan Gabriel is one of music’s greatest treasures and we are thrilled that he has decided to start the newest chapter of his storied career with Universal," stated Lopez.

"Juan Gabriel has remained an important artist for so many years in part because he’s a gifted songwriter who is responsible for creating an incredible catalog of songs," commented Renzer. "We look forward to working with him on taking his music to the next level on a global basis."

"Juan Gabriel may very well be the most relevant Mexican songwriter of the last three decades," added Fernandez. "From Pop to Ranchero and back, his music has traveled throughout Latin America and Spain."

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