The Weeknd Signs Long-Term Partnership With Universal Music

Universal Songs Team has declared a prolonged-term partnership with the Weeknd encompassing recorded tunes, publishing, items and video clip, the enterprise has announced.

The offer even further builds upon the artist’s marriage with UMG’s Republic Documents, which has been his label property and spouse considering that 2012 and “will continue being his label associate for long run recorded songs releases,” in accordance to the announcement. It also will see Common New music Publishing administer all of the Weeknd’s foreseeable future functions and songwriting catalog in a new long-time period offer, upon expiration of his current commitment with Kobalt. 

Bravado, UMG’s model-administration and goods enterprise, will continue to perform closely with the Weeknd and XO to grow and establish international merchandising, branding, ecommerce and retail licensing alternatives all over upcoming assignments and releases. In addition, the new arrangement also addresses future audiovisual jobs in collaboration with Republic Information and UMG.

Terms of the deal were being not disclosed. The Weeknd was represented by Kenny Meiselas of Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks in the offer.

UMG chairman-CEO Lucian Grainge explained, “Over the previous 10 years, we have been honored to get the job done so intently with Abel, who has promptly develop into one of music’s most inventive and essential artists—a at the time-in-a-era expertise.  With Sal and the XO staff as our incredible associates, we have made a deep trust and regard that has enabled us to properly execute Abel’s outstanding eyesight.”

The Weeknd’s longtime manager, Wassim Slaiby, CEO of SalXCo and XO Documents, stated, “Over a 10 years jointly claims it all. Our partnership is created on belief, achievement, and household values. I am proud and fired up to be beside Sir Lucian, Monte, Avery, Jody and the relaxation of the Universal loved ones constructing our following 10 years collectively.”

Republic Records chairman-CEO Monte Lipman reported, “Abel is the consummate 21 st century artist and worldwide superstar who carries on to crack down innovative boundaries with his genre-bending repertoire. His success and occupation-defining achievements have made a historic effects all-around the planet. It is an honor to increase our alliance with Abel, Sal, Lamar, Money and the XO Relatives in the evolution of the Weeknd.”

UMPG chairman-CEO Jody Gerson explained, “The Weeknd is a entire world-course, boundary breaking artist and I couldn’t be extra thrilled to welcome him and Sal to UMPG. As a result of this expanded and multi-faceted agreement, UMPG, Republic and Bravado global groups will be empowered to function carefully jointly underneath a single roof, maximizing chances and worth for the Weeknd’s artistry in unparalleled methods.”

The Weeknd has offered more than 75 million albums andholds the file for the longest-charting tune in Billboard historical past, with “Blinding Lights” achieving an unprecedented 90 weeks on the Very hot 100 chart, amongst a number of other feats. He headlined the Super Bowl halftime display in 2021 and co-headlined the Coachella pageant earlier this month. He will embark on the Immediately after Hours Til Dawn stadium tour this summer months, which is scheduled to go to North America, Europe, South The usa, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.