Universal Music Publishing Group has acquired Sting‘s entire music catalog, both as a solo artist and with The Police.
The worldwide agreement covers “Roxanne,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Shape Of My Heart,” “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You,” “Fields Of Gold,” “Desert Rose,” “Message in a Bottle,” “Englishman in New York” and “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” among countless other global hits from Sting’s career catalog of music.
“Together, UMPG and UMG will work with Sting to further build and expand his vast audience reach, strengthen the impact and influence of his timeless works, and continue supporting future music releases,” the global music publishing division said in a statement.
Jody Gerson, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group, said she could never have imagined that someday she would get to lead a company that will be the guardian of Sting’s remarkable songwriting legacy.
Sting said he is delighted to have Jody and the team at UMPG curate and manage his song catalog.
“It is absolutely essential to me that my career’s body of work have a home where it is valued and respected – not only to connect with longtime fans in new ways but also to introduce my songs to new audiences, musicians and generations,” the 17-time Grammy Award winning singer- songwriter added.
Sting will resume his “My Songs” world tour next month followed by his critically acclaimed Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in June.
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