Universal Music Publishing Group signs American Idol winner Kris Allen


MUMBAI: Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with American Idol winner Kris Allen. The publishing deal encompasses Kris Allen’s self-titled album as well as future works during the term of the agreement.


"I look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Monti Olson and the creative staff at Universal Music Publishing Group," said Allen.


"I am proud that a songwriter of Kris’ caliber would choose to make Universal Music Publishing Group his home. I look forward to the future with Kris," said Universal Music Publishing Group senior vice president, A&R Monti Olson.


Allen’s post-Idol self-titled album was released in November 2009 through Jive Records, hitting Top 20 on the Billboard 200 and Top 10 on Top Digital Albums. Kris collaborated with UMPG’s The Script on his first single Live Like We’re Dying and Written All Over My Face.