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UMPG INKS NICHOLAS BRITELL
11/18/21

UMPG has inked award-winning composer/pianist/producer Nicholas Britell to an exclusive global pub deal. He joins the global classical and screen composer roster, which includes catalogs from Ricordi, Durand, Salabert, Decca Publishing and more.

Britell, who scores HBO’s Succession, earned an Emmy and a Hollywood Music in Media Award for his work on the series as well as an Emmy nom for Barry JenkinsThe Underground Railroad for Amazon.

He’s also scored feature films like Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk and Moonlight—both of which earned him Academy Award noms—as well as Adam McKay’s The Big Short, Disney’s Cruella, Netflix’s The King and McKay’s upcoming Netflix comedy Don’t Look Up, which already won a 2021 Hollywood Music In Media Award.

“I am truly thrilled to begin working with UMPG and excited to explore the countless musical and publishing opportunities in today’s landscape,” said Britell.

“Nicholas is truly a unique writer in today’s global landscape of composing,” added Natasha Baldwin, EVP, UMPG Classics and Screen. “We are excited to welcome Nicholas to our UMPG family and help amplify his artistry worldwide.”

“Nicholas’ work as a film composer is world renowned and speaks for itself, but I’m particularly excited for us to work together in the artist space, whether collaborating with a variety of talent, or creating original songs for film & TV projects,” shared UMPG VP of A&R Luke McGrellis.

Additionally, Britell’s songwriting credits include co-writes with Florence Welch, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Taura Stinson, Christina Aguilera, Sara Bareilles and Justin Vernon, while his works have been sampled by the likes of Nas and Kid Cudi.

Britell is reppped by Robert Messinger of Fortress Talent Management and attorney Christopher Macdougall.

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