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Music Industry Moves: ‘Poor Things’ Composer Jerskin Fendrix Signs With Universal Music Publishing

Thania Garcia Universal Music Publishing Group‘s Classics and Screen division has inked a new deal with Jerskin Fendrix, the composer behind Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things.” Fendrix has been signed to an exclusive, global publishing agreement following his success with the critically acclaimed score that earned him a best film score recognition at the 2024 Ivor Novello Awards and best original score nominations at the BAFTAs and the 96th Academy Awards, making him the youngest composer to ever be nominated. He is signed on to score Lanthimos’ next two films, including “Kinds of Kindness.” Fendrix said, “I’m delighted to be working with Tash Baldwin, Anna Jaskiewicz and the team at UMPG Classics and Screen/Decca Publishing.

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Global publishing deal struck over Elvis Presley’s back catalogue
Elvis Presley‘s back catalogue.Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) and Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a global brand owner, marketing and entertainment company and owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises, have today (April 12) announced a deal over the late icon’s worldwide hits.Excluding the UK, it will cover the likes of classic hits such as ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’, ‘It’s Now Or Never’, ‘Memories’, ‘A Little Less Conversation’, ‘Don’t Be Cruel’, ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘Viva Las Vegas’, ‘Teddy Bar’, ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘All Shook Up’ and ‘Tears On My Pillow’.Marc Cimino, Chief Operating Officer at UMPG, said: “Elvis Presley has had an unprecedented and lasting global impact on music and pop culture. Jody Gerson and I, along with UMPG’s teams around the world, couldn’t be more excited and honoured to work with ABG in making sure that Elvis’ iconic legacy endures for generations to come.”“2022 is shaping up to be a banner year for Elvis, highlighted by the highly-anticipated theatrical release this June of Elvis directed by Baz Luhrmann, as well as the debut of Netflix’s upcoming animated action series Agent King,” said Marc Rosen, President, Entertainment at ABG.