Abel Pintos is becoming a universal artist…
The 39-year-old Argentine singer-songwriter has signed an exclusive global publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), the company has announced.
Known for his folk-tinged intimate heartfelt songs, Pintos’ career spans over nearly three decades. Since debuting at age 13, the Gardel Award-winning artist has released 14 albums (12 studio albums and two live albums). On the Billboard Argentina Hot 100, he’s entered five songs, including “Piedra Libre” and “Y La Hice Llorar.”
“I am very happy to be part of the Universal Music Publishing Group family, and to begin working in this new stage together with so many authors and artists that belong to its roster,” Pintos said in a statement.
“Abel is one of the most gifted singer-songwriters today in Argentina and he has proved it throughout his career, composing songs that have become anthems in his country,” added Daniel Retondano, managing director of Universal Music Publishing Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. “We’re happy to have been able to sign him and are certain that we’ll co ntinue to grow internationally through the work that we will develop together.”
His critically-acclaimed La Familia Festeja Fuerte (2018) was recorded live from the River Plate Stadium and led Pintos on a world stadium tour performing across 36 shows, 28 cities and 10 countries, including Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina. In July, Pintos released Alta En El Cielo, for which he recruited the Academic Orchestra of the Teatro Colón to perform eight emblematic national Argentinian songs.
According to a press release, he’s set to announce a stadium tour throughout Argentina, with additional dates in Spain and elsewhere in Latin America.