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News: Eminem Signs Exclusive Agreement With Universal Music Publishing

Eminem Signs Exclusive Agreement With Universal Music Publishing
The Michigan-based star inked an exclusive, worldwide administration agreement Tuesday with Universal Music Publishing Group.

The deal encompasses tracks on Eminem's multi-platinum, 2005 greatest hits collection "Curtain Call," the 2006 Shady Records album "Eminem Presents: The Re-Up," songs co-written on rapper 50 Cent's "The Massacre" album and the hit song "Smack That," produced by Akon and featuring Eminem. It also includes any new songs he writes and a joint venture with the rapper's Shady Music Publishing that allows the rapper and manager Paul Rosenberg to sign other artists and writers, reports AP.

Eminem, who starred in the 2002 film "8 Mile" based loosely on his own life, has won nine Grammys, including best rap album for "The Slim Shady LP," "The Marshall Mathers LP" and "The Eminem Show." He won an Oscar for the song "Lose Yourself" from the "8 Mile" soundtrack.

As fans await a new musical offering from Eminem, the Grammy-winning rapper is celebrating his latest business endeavor with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG)

The company, part of the Universal Music Group, announce that it has signed Eminem to an exclusive worldwide administration agreement.

The deal includes songs from the rapper's greatest hits collection, Curtain Call, as well as tracks from Eminem Presents: The Re-Up and songs co-written on 50 Cent's The Massacre album, as well as the Akon-featured single "Smack That."

"Eminem is an icon for millions of music fans around the globe," said UMPG chairman and CEO David Renzer. "His success as a writer and producer for both his own records as well as other artists continues to grow. We are honored that Eminem and his representatives have chosen Universal Music Publishing Group as their new home."

In addition to the worldwide administration of the rapper's song, Eminem and UMPG will launch Shady Music Publishing, which will give Eminem and his manager Paul Rosenberg the opportunity sign other writers and artists.
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