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New Signings October 31, 2019

Universal Music Publishing just inked Australia’s biggest pop shop

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Universal Music Publishing just inked Australia’s biggest pop shop
Photo (L-R): Andrew Jenkins, Nora Wever, Arwen Hunt, David Musumeci, Anthony Egizii & Di Torossian

The multi-Platinum songwriting and production team behind some of Australia’s biggest pop stars has signed a global deal with Universal Music Publishing Australia.

David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii, best known as the pop shop DNA Songs, have achieved seven #1 ARIA singles and 20 Top 10 hits, selling in excess of 8.5 million units.

They were previously with EMI Music Publishing when first signed by A&R Maree Hamblion to the publisher in 2011, before the Sony Music merger.

Musumeci and Egizii, under the guidance and watchful ears of manager Di Torossian, have worked with big names like Ricky Martin, The Veronicas, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Delta Goodrem, Dami Im and Samantha Jade.

In 2012 DNA inked an exclusive production deal with Sony Music Australia, a partnership so fruitful that it was extended again in 2015.

Image: David Musumeci, Anthony Egizii, Denis Handlin & Di Torossian

Their number one singles include The Veronicas’ ‘You Ruin Me’ and ‘In My Blood’, Delta Goodrem’s double-Platinum single ‘Wings’, Samantha Jade’s ‘What You’ve Done To Me’ and Dami Im’s ‘Alive’.

They also won the prestigious Marcel Bezençon Composer Award for ‘Best and Most Original Composition’ for Im’s ‘Sound Of Silence’ which was awarded second place at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.

“David and Anthony have set the benchmark for songwriters and producers in this country, having been behind so many of Australia’s biggest hits, so it’s an immense honour to welcome DNA to our UMPG family,” said Arwen Hunt, UMPG Australia & New Zealand’s Creative and A&R boss.

“We look forward to working with the guys, and their exceptional manager Di Torossian, in extending their credentials to the global success and recognition we all know they deserve.”

2016’s X Factor Australia winner Isaiah released his winning single ‘It’s Gotta Be You’ written and produced by DNA, the track has accumulated over 229 million Spotify streams making it one of the most-streamed songs in Sony Music Australia’s history.

“We’re thrilled to join Andrew, Arwen and the whole UMPG family, and look forward to working side by side with the local and international teams to create new and exciting opportunities for our music,” DNA said in a joint statement.

Mauboy’s fourth studio album HILDA, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, has six songs co-written and produced by the duo, including lead single ‘Little Things’.

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