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Universal Music all shook up about managing Elvis’s song ...


Universal Music all shook up about managing Elvis’s song catalogue

As music companies look to boost royalties, it has added Presley’s songs to its stable

Tiyashi Datta and Dawn Chmielewski

Universal Music is adding the song catalogue of the King of Rock ’n Roll, Elvis Presley, including hits such as Can’t Help Falling in Love and Jailhouse Rock, under a publishing deal with Authentic Brands Group.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, though Universal Music Publishing Group said on this week it would approve and collect revenue when Presley’s songs are used in media, films or television.

The deal comes ahead of the June release of director Baz Luhrmann’s drama Elvis, a biopic of the Heartbreak Hotel singer starring Tom Hanks and Austin Butler...

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