One of the most in-demand pop writers and producers in the world, Uptown Funk! co-creator Jeff Bhasker, has signed an exclusive worldwide music publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).
Producer and songwriter Bhasker was previously signed to Sony/ATV via an admin deal for his Way Above Music company.
That deal now appears to have switched to UMPG, and Bhasker’s made the reason clear: UMPG CEO & Chairman Jody Gerson, who left Sony/ATV at the end of last year.
“Jody Gerson has been instrumental in my songwriting career,” said Bhasker. “Her guidance and knowledge is second to none.
“I’m very excited to continue writing songs that unite, uplift and challenge convention with her at Universal Music Publishing.”
“JODY GERSON HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN MY SONGWRITING CAREER. HER GUIDANCE AND KNOWLEDGE IS SECOND TO NONE.”
Bhasker’s credits also include We Are Young by Fun., Run This Town by Jay-Z, Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars, Headlights by Eminem, All of the Lights by Kanye West, Just Give Me a Reason by Pink, Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys, Find Your Love by Drake and many more.
Said Gerson: “It’s a thrill and an honor to continue working with Jeff and bring him to Universal.
“His music knows no boundaries and his talents are limitless.”
He’s also worked with such artists Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and the Rolling Stones among many other superstars.
Under his label KRAVENWORKS, he co-wrote and produced Cam’s single Burning House, which was the most added radio single for a debut female since 2007.