‘Uptown Funk’ and ‘Burning House’ Writer/Producer Signs With UMPG

Jeff Bhasker.

Jeff Bhasker

Santa Monica’s Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed an exclusive, worldwide music publishing agreement with Grammy-winning producer/songwriter Jeff Bhasker, according to Jody Gerson, Chairman and CEO, UMPG.

Bhasker has co-written and produced some of the highest-selling and most-performed songs in recent years, including the global smash “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars. Under his label KRAVENWORKS, he co-wrote and produced country artist Cam‘s single “Burning House.”

“Jody Gerson has been instrumental in my songwriting career,” said Bhasker. “Her guidance and knowledge is second to none. I’m very excited to continue writing songs that unite, uplift and challenge convention with her at Universal Music Publishing.”

“It’s a thrill and an honor to continue working with Jeff and bring him to Universal,” said Gerson. “His music knows no boundaries and his talents are limitless.”

Bhasker’s credits also include the hits “We Are Young” by Fun., “Run This Town” by Jay-Z, “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars, “Headlights” by Eminem, “All of the Lights” by Kanye West, “Just Give Me a Reason” by Pink, “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys, “Find Your Love” by Drake and many more.

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