Rap Genius Partners with Universal Music Publishing Group!
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Rap Genius announced today that it has entered into a licensing arrangement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).

UMPG is one of the leading music publishing companies in the world with a wide array of songwriters and catalogs on their roster.

Rap Genius founder Ilan Zechory said:

We love UMPG! They have a truly incredible stable of writers – we will lend them a wheelbarrow for the Grammys they are about to win! Rap Genius lets UMPG's writers connect with their most obsessed fans, and we couldn't be more excited about solidifying this partnership.

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