Estate of Mexican Superstar Juan Gabriel Signs Global Deal with Virgin Music US Latin and Expands Global Publishing Deal with UMPG

The estate of Mexican recording star and songwriter Juan Gabriel has signed an exclusive worldwide agreement with Virgin Music US Latin.

Gabriel’s estate has also extended its agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), the global music publishing division of Universal Music Group.

Under the new deal, Virgin Music US Latin will now represent Juan Gabriel’s post-2008 catalog and future recordings.

UMPG, meanwhile, will represent Gabriel’s entire iconic catalog through an expanded, exclusive global publishing agreement that brings Juan Gabriel’s music under the Universal Music umbrella.

During his 45-year career, Juan Gabriel released more than 47 albums.

His songs have been recorded in Japanese, Turkish, Bulgarian, French, Italian, Greek, Portuguese, Dutch, Melayu, Hawaiian and English.

Juan Gabriel’s hits include Hasta que te conoci, Abrazame Muy Fuerte, Querida, Cupid Eternoand Asi Fue.

The Latin music star has sold more than 150 million albums, composed more than 1,800 songs, released 32 studio albums and has had over 20 hits that have reached the Top 10 on Billboard, including 7 No.1 Billboard Hot Latin Songs.

The agreement between Virgin Music US Latin and the Juan Gabriel Estate marks the beginning of a relationship that will see the release of new music, including the album, in the coming months LosDuo 3.

Throughout his artistic career, Juan Gabriel has worked in concert and in the studio with international singers such as Juanes, Luís Fonsi, Alejandro Fernández, Rocío Dúrcal, Franco de Vita, José José, Ana Gabriel, Marc Anthony, David Bisbal, Natalia Lafourcade and Vicente Fernandez , Isabel Pantoja, Laura Pausini and Emmanuel.

Juan Gabriel has won 3 Latin Grammys (including 2016 Album of the Year).

“Our dream is to continue what he started.”

Ivan and Simona Aguilera

Ivan and Simona Aguilera, Juan Gabriel’s son and daughter-in-law, said: “After many years of work, we have assembled a team of professionals who we believe have the qualifications we were looking for, around my father and the family legacy he left in my care.

“Our desire is to continue the vision my father had for the future of the Latin American community, Mexican culture and the fine art of music that he loved so much.

“My father wanted the world to experience his love of music and his beloved Latin American culture and bring that experience through music to the world around him.

“Our dream is to continue what he started and make all the beautiful things he created and imagined available to the fans who have stood by him over the years and the generations to come.

“We are proud of the team we have chosen. We look forward to working together to make all the work my father left behind. God bless!”

“I am very honored to have the opportunity to work in the preservation of Juan Gabriel’s great musical legacy.”

Victor González, Virgin Music

Victor González, President of Virgin Music Latin America & Iberian Peninsula added, “I am honored to have the opportunity to help preserve the great musical legacy of Juan Gabriel, who I believe to be the most prolific singer-songwriter and performer in Latin America hold .

“His globally recognized influence is more alive than ever.”

“Universal Music Publishing has the privilege of continuing to manage Juan Gabriel’s catalogue.”

Alexandra Lioutikoff and Yadira Moreno, UMPG

Alexandra Lioutikoff, President Latin America/US Latin for UMPG, and Yadira Moreno, Vice President New Business Development/General Manager, UMPG Mexico said, “Universal Music Publishing is privileged to continue managing Juan Gabriel’s catalogue.

“His influence on music around the world is undeniable, Juan Gabriel has been a fixture in Mexico and Latin America for generations and we would like to recognize the honor of being responsible for his works.

“The songs and legacy of Juan Gabriel are more alive today than ever, and we will continue to push his songs forward for generations to come.”

“Juan Gabriel is one of the greatest artists and songwriters in the history of modern music.”

Jeff Jampol, JAM

Jeff Jampol, CEO of JAM, Inc, said, “Juan Gabriel is one of the greatest artists and songwriters in modern music history, beloved by fans around the world.

“Our mission at JAM, Inc is to protect, defend and promote Juan Gabriel’s most important legacy and we are thrilled to be partnering with the great minds and artist-friendly people at Universal Music Publishing and Virgin Music US Latin.

“As global managers of Juan Gabriel’s legacy and art, we would like to especially thank Jody Gerson, Victor González and David Kokakis for their tireless efforts in shaping this new venture with us – it has taken a lot of work and their support & encouragement along the way made the difference in the world.

“We are very excited to be working with Jody, Victor and their teams as we all move forward together.”

Universal Music Publishing Group recently signed an exclusive global publishing deal with British singer-songwriter Holly business worldwide

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