Kane Brown's "What Ifs" Certified Gold

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 17 July 2017

Congratulations to UMPG writer Kane Brown on his third single from his debut album being certified gold by the RIAA. This milestone marks the singer/songwriter's second Gold-certified single and his first Top 20 hit. 

“What Ifs,” written by Brown, Matt McGinn, and Jordan Schmidt, is an upbeat song with a refreshing and optimistic outlook on a relationship. “What Ifs” features Lauren Alaina, a fellow Georgia native and former class mate of Brown. Together they team up with their impressive vocals to make this song an undeniable hit. Produced by 9-time ACM Award-winning producer Dann Huff, “What Ifs” is steadily climbing the country charts.

ACM Nominations

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 22 February 2017

Congratulations to UMPG Nashville writers Keith Urban, Kane Brown, and Luke Laird on there ACM Nominations. 

The incredible Keith Urban leads the ACM Awards with seven nominations including Album of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Single Record of the Year, and Song of the Year. Kane Brown earns his first ACM nomination for New Male Vocalist of the Year. Lori McKenna's "Humble and Kind" scores a nomination for Song of the Year. And Luke Laird's unparalleled talents has earned him a nomination for Songwriter of the Year. 

Now Streaming: Prince

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 13 February 2017

Some of the greatest songs ever written by Prince are now streaming worldwide on services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon Prime, and Google Play, among others. 

Bob Kingsley's Milestone Artist Andrew Dorff

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 11 January 2017

Listen to Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 where Andrew Dorff is featured in the Milestone Artist segment. This segment includes a medley of Dorff's biggest hits and a look at his influence on the Nashville songwriting community. A celebration of Dorff's career before his death at the age of 40. 

L.A. native Andrew Dorff was a touring recording artist for a decade before moving to Nashville to pursue a career in songwriting. Some of his biggest hits include "Save It For a Rainy Day," "Somebody's Heartbreak," "My Eyes" and "Neon Light." 

UMPG Mourns the Loss of Andrew Dorff

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 20 December 2016

Today we mourn the tragic loss of prolific songwriter Andrew Dorff, a man with a heart of gold and an unparalleled talent for songwriting.

He was beloved in the Nashville community. To us, he was family and a fixture in our office and in our writers rooms. As a songwriter he was extremely gifted and dedicated to the craft. It wasn’t unusual for Andrew to have two, or even three co-writing sessions a day.

Ryan Hurd Releases Debut Single "We Do Us"

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 30 August 2016

Ryan Hurd created a major internet buzz almost overnight with the release of his debut single "We Do Us." In less than a week, the song reached over a million streams on Spotify. "We Do Us," written by Hurd, Laura Veltz, and Mikey Reaves, is a glimpse into Ryan's upcoming album which is currently in the works.

Major Milestone for Lori McKenna's “Humble and Kind”

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 17 June 2016

For the first time in more than four years, a song written solely by one person has climbed to the number one position in country music. This is especially rare in a time where most songs are written by a committee of three or more. This is quite the feat for singer-songwriter Lori McKenna. The last song written by a single person that reached the number one spot was Taylor Swift's "Ours" in 2012. Another illustration of how rare this is would be to point out that out that of the entire 60-song Country Airplay chart this week, “Humble and Kind” is the only current single written by one person.

Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville Signs Kane Brown To Exclusive Worldwide Deal

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 04 May 2016

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) Nashville has signed an exclusive, global publishing deal with artist and songwriter Kane Brown. The announcement was made today by Kent Earls, Executive Vice President/General Manager, UMPG Nashville.

“Kane Brown’s charismatic voice matched with his magnetic look screams superstar and the level at which he connects with his fans is revolutionary in our format. We are honored to be the home of Kane's songs for years to come,” said Earls.