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Alicia Keys signs with Universal Music Publishing Group

4 Sep

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has signed with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).

The publishing house is also home to top artists & songwriters including SZA, Adele, Eminem, Billie Eilish, Elton John, Keith Urban, Prince, Shawn Mendes, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Ariana Grande, & more!

Through the new partnership, UMPG will support Keys’ iconic music – both existing songs and future works – for creative opportunities around the world.

Keys’ most recent studio collection, 2016’s “Here,” peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “In Common” and “Blended Family (What You Do for Love).”

Her upcoming seventh album – featuring current single “Raise a Man” (which was co-written by The-Dream and co-produced by Larrance Dopson) – is expected to arrive later this year via RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional contributions from Raphael Saadiq, Emeli Sande, Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah Bethea, Linda Perry, Arrow Benjamin, and Fred Ball.

As a songwriter, Keys has penned songs for Whitney Houston (“Million Dollar Bill”), Madonna (“Living for Love”), Christina Aguilera (“Impossible”), Jennifer Hudson (“Everybody Needs Love”), Emeli Sande (“Hope”), Miguel (“Where the Fun in Forever”) and David Guetta (“What I Did for Love”).

Stream the audio clip for “Raise a Man” below.

Craig David drafts Toby Gad for new album

22 Apr


Craig David has drafted Toby Gad for his upcoming studio album.

The German hitmaker is known for co-writing and producing “All of Me” by John Legend [Columbia Records], “Love is My Disease” by Alicia Keys [RCA Records] and “Who You Are” by Jessie J [Lava / Republic Records].

He also worked on the next projects by Madonna [Interscope Records], Fifth Harmony [Epic Records], Tessanne [Republic Records], Ella Henderson [Syco Music], Foxes [RCA Records] and Lauriana Mae [Atlantic Records].

Meanwhile, the highly-anticipated new collection by Craig David – tentatively entitled “In My Zone” – is scheduled to be released later this year.

It serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Signed Sealed Delivered,” which peaked at number ten on the UK Albums Chart and produced hit singles “One More Lie (Standing in the Shadows)” and “All Alone Tonight (Stop, Look, Listen).”

Watch the music video for “All the Way” below. The track was written by Craig David along with regular collaborator Mark Hill.

Alex Jacke debuts new single ‘Your Sex is Amazing’

26 Nov


Alex Jacke has debuts his new single online.

“Your Sex is Amazing” marks the first promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming project with Stewart Music Group.

The still-untitled set serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “D.F.M. (Dorm Fuckin Music),” which featured alliances from Laney Stewart and The Sharpshootaz.

Fans of Jacke’s songwriting should keep an eye on the next studio album by Jesse McCartney. One of the songs that Alex co-wrote, “Out Of Words,” was leaked in July 2012.

His work with Laney Stewart – who also developed hitmakers Christopher “Tricky” Stewart and Terius “The-Dream” Nash – has landed him a worldwide publishing deal with Music Gallery / Universal Music Publishing Group in 2011.

Listen to “Your Sex is Amazing” below.