New UMPG Nashville Signing

(L-R): Kent Earls, Executive Vice President/General Manager, UMPG Nashville; Nathan Chapman; Ron Stuve, VP of A&R/Special Projects, UMPG Nashville; Freeman Wizer, Creative Manager, UMPG Nashville

Universal Music Publishing Group has signed hit producer Nathan Chapman to a worldwide publishing deal. Chapman is well known for producing Taylor Swift’s three multiplatinum albums, as well as The Band Perry’s current hit “All Your Life.”

“We are incredibly excited to have such a special songwriting talent as Nathan join our Universal Music Publishing family,” said Evan Lamberg, President, Universal Music Publishing Group, North America, “With Kent Earls now leading UMPG Nashville and great creative executives such as Ron Stuve signing Nathan, we look forward to partnering with him in all of his creative and songwriter endeavors.”

“We are honored and excited Nathan has entrusted this UMPG team to further his already illustrious career,” said Kent Earls, Executive Vice President/General Manager, Universal Music Publishing Group, Nashville. “Nathan’s musical knowledge, immense talent and impressive work ethic make him a tremendous asset not only for Nashville but all of Universal Music Publishing.”

Chapman has earned two Grammy Awards, for Album of the Year and Country Album of the Year, along with CMA and ACM Album of the Year awards for his work with Swift. Hits he has produced for her include “White Horse,” “You Belong With Me,” “Mean,” “Back To December,” and more. He also produced The Band Perry’s “All Your Life,” Lauren Alaina’s “Like My Mother Does,” and two songs on the upcoming Lionel Richie album Tuskegee.


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