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News July 4, 2019

Michael Parisi partners with UMPG to launch Left Hand Publishing

Michael Parisi partners with UMPG to launch Left Hand Publishing
Image: Supplied / Andy Hopkins

Michael Parisi Management has launched a new publishing divison; Left Hand Publishing.

The venture has been announced as a partnership with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).

“I’ve always dreamt of having my own Publishing Company,” said Michael Parisi, MD of Michael Parisi Management.

“I’ve been developing acts for years and feel that I now have the experience to extend my expertise beyond management advice. I’m happy to be partnering up with Andrew Jenkins, Arwen Hunt and the team at Universal Music Publishing to uncover fresh and exciting new writers and producers.”

Left Hand has also revealed its first signing, songwriter Andy Hopkins.

“Everyone at UMPG & Left Hand is super talented and hard-working, and I’m very excited to be the joint ventures’ first signing!” said Hopkins.

The combination of a small, agile, and driven team, coupled with one of the worlds biggest music publishers, is truly a songwriters dream.”

The launch sees Charlotte Ried promoted to the role of GM for Right Hand Management, as well as the new hire of Christina Aubry as the new EA to Michael Parisi.

“I’m very excited for my new role and the expansion of our management divisions and new publishing company,” said Ried.

“Seeing Michael’s inspiring approach to artist development for the past 4 years, it only feels like a natural progression for him to create Left Hand Publishing alongside UMPG and continue to discover unearthed talent.”

UMPG President, Australia and Asia Pacific Region Andrew Jenkins said: “Michael is a great Australian music man and I’ve wanted to work more closely with him since we first met, so I couldn’t be happier.

“Left Hand Publishing will be an exciting and innovative creative presence in the market and a launchpad for songwriters with global ambitions. UMPG looks forward to providing the new division with worldwide support.”

Vice President, Creative at UMPG Australia/New Zealand Arwen Hunt added: “We’re extremely excited about our partnership with Left Hand Publishing.

Michael not only brings an impressive wealth of experience in artist and writer development, but also his incredible ears and eyes for talent. Our first signing together, fast-rising artist/writer/producer Andy Hopkins, is proof of that and we look forward to further building the Left Hand roster.”

Michael Parisi Management, Right Hand Management and Left Hand Publishing rosters represent artists Dan Sultan, Vera Blue, Polish Club, KESMAR, Sam Perry, MSquared, Jan Skubiszewki, Red Moon Studios, Andy Hopkins, Sunshine & Disco Faith Choir and more.


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