Taylor Swift has signed a new global publishing deal with Universal Music ...

Taylor Swift has signed a new global publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.

The You Need to Calm Down hitmaker previously inked a recording agreement with Universal in November 2018, after departing Big Machine Records, and the new publishing contract sees the pop superstar reunite with former Sony/ATV Nashville boss Troy Tomlinson, who became chairman/CEO of UMPG Nashville in July 2019, and first worked with Taylor when she was just 14.

The Blank Space hitmaker announced the news by sharing a picture with Troy and Chairman and CEO of UMPG, Jody Gerson, and Universal boss, Sir Lucian Grainge, in which she was holding her beloved pet cat.

Back on: Taylor Swift has signed a new global publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group. The new publishing contract sees the pop superstar reunite with former Sony/ATV Nashville boss Troy Tomlinson, who became chairman/CEO of UMPG Nashville in July 2019, and first worked with Taylor when she was just 14

Back on: Taylor Swift has signed a new global publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group. The new publishing contract sees the pop superstar reunite with former Sony/ATV Nashville boss Troy Tomlinson, who became chairman/CEO of UMPG Nashville in July 2019, and first worked with Taylor when she was just 14

'I'm proud to extend my partnership with Lucian Grainge and the Universal Music family by signing with UMPG, and for the opportunity to work with Jody Gerson, the first woman to run a major music publishing company,' said Swift. 

'Jody is an advocate for women's empowerment and one of the most-respected and accomplished industry leaders.

'Troy Tomlinson has been an amazing part of my team for over half my life and a passionate torchbearer for songwriters.

A good day: The Blank Space hitmaker announced the news by sharing a picture with Troy and Chairman and CEO of UMPG, Jody Gerson, and Universal boss, Sir Lucian Grainge, in which she was holding her beloved pet cat

A good day: The Blank Space hitmaker announced the news by sharing a picture with Troy and Chairman and CEO of UMPG, Jody Gerson, and Universal boss, Sir Lucian Grainge, in which she was holding her beloved pet cat

In harmony: 'I'm proud to extend my partnership with Lucian Grainge and the Universal Music family by signing with UMPG, and for the opportunity to work with Jody Gerson, the first woman to run a major music publishing company,' said Swift

In harmony: 'I'm proud to extend my partnership with Lucian Grainge and the Universal Music family by signing with UMPG, and for the opportunity to work with Jody Gerson, the first woman to run a major music publishing company,' said Swift

'It's an honour to get to work with such an incredible team, especially when it comes to my favourite thing in the world: songwriting.'

Jody commented: 'We are honoured to welcome Taylor Swift to UMPG.

'Using her power and voice to create a better world, Taylor's honest and brave songwriting continues to be an inspiration to countless fans.

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