Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed an exclusive global publishing agreement with Mojo Ruiz de Luzuriaga, who performs under the name Mo’Ju.
Filipino singer-songwriter Wiradjuri has released his third album, Mother tongue, in 2018, which marked a turning point in his career.
She is currently working on her fourth studio album as well as on numerous side projects for film and television.
Mini-album 2019 Dead city won a Music Victoria Award, while the new 2021 EP Okay explores mental health and loneliness.
Marianna Annas, Vice President of Business and Creative at Universal Music Publishing Australia, said that Mo’Ju’s artistry is deep, unique and fascinating.
“She has the rare ability to cross musical genres, to tap into her own cultural roots, to mix and match them and to create songs that are both modern and timeless. All of us at UMPG couldn’t be more excited to be on board with Mo’Ju and Sarah and take the next steps together, ”she said.
Mo’Ju, meanwhile, said she was very grateful and excited to join the UPMG roster.
“It’s really nice to find a home for my songs and to work with such an amazing team that I have so much respect for. I feel like this is the kind of place where I can really be. ‘thrive as a songwriter and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together, ”she said.
Sarah McMillan, director of Mo’Ju at Unified Music Group, said she was also thrilled.
“It was an easy decision after meeting the team, and it was clear that they were not only fans of Mo’Ju, but that they were passionate, proactive and loved their jobs. We really feel confident and supported knowing that we will be working alongside the Universal Music team to achieve incredible goals.
Earlier this year, Mo’Jo lent his talents to Bonds’ annual Pride campaign, championing safe spaces for the LGBTQIA + community and celebrating the joy and spirit of Pride events. Mo’Ju appeared in the campaign and provided its soundtrack – a cover of Donna Summers’ iconic “I Feel Love”.