Kris Allen Signs a Publishing Deal with Universal Music

Congrats to Kris Allen! He just signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Publishing group. The press release:

LOS ANGELES, April 15 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) today announced the signing of an exclusive world-wide publishing agreement with American Idol winner Kris Allen. The publishing deal encompasses Kris Allen’s self-titled album as well as future works during the term of the agreement.

“I look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Monti Olson and the creative staff at Universal Music Publishing Group, ” said Kris Allen.

“I am proud that a songwriter of Kris’ caliber would choose to make Universal Music Publishing Group his home. I look forward to the future with Kris, ” said Monti Olson, Senior Vice President, A&R, Universal Music Publishing Group.

Kris Allen’s post-Idol self-titled album was released in November 2009 through Jive Records, hitting Top 20 on the Billboard 200 and Top 10 on Top Digital Albums. Kris collaborated with UMPG’s The Script on his first single “Live Like We’re Dying” and “Written All Over My Face.”

Other Idols such as Elliott Yamin (here) and David Cook (here) and Jason Castro (here) have signed similar deals in the past…

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