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Josephine Speranza

Dir, Publishing
Ultra Music

Josephine is the Director of Publishing at Ultra Music, headquartered in New York, with offices and studios in Los Angeles, Atlanta, London, and Zurich. Ultra Music Publishing represents over 20,000 works across multiple genres, including many which have achieved Diamond, Platinum, and Gold certifications worldwide such as OMI’s “Cheerleader”, James Arthur’s “Say You Wont Let Go”, Katy Perry’s “Firework”, Rihanna’s “Only Girl In The World”, Deorro’s “Bailar” featuring Elvis Crespo as well as numerous songs produced by urban legends Zaytoven and CNote for artists such as Migos, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Future, A$AP Ferg, Lil Uzi Vert and Travis Scott.
Ultra Publishing also represents the catalogs of Thelonious Monk, Master P, Penguin Café’ Orchestra.

As director of the publishing division, Josephine is constantly identifying new songwriters, producers and catalogs to add to the Ultra roster as well as new licensing and partnership opportunities with major and indie labels, international publishers, digital service providers, and other sector organizations to promote the repertoire of Ultra publishing clients.

In 2017, Ultra Music is 53rd on YouTube for most viewed channels of all time, with the official YouTube channel garnering over 6 billion views and over 10 million subscribers. Ultra’s most viewed videos include:

• OMI - Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) [Official Video] – 724+ million
• Era Istrefi - BonBon (Official Video) – 430+ million
• Pitbull - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) [Official Video] – 252+ Million
• Deorro x Chris Brown - Five More Hours (Official Video) - 196+ Million
• Mahmut Orhan - Feel feat. Sena Sener (Official Video) - 180+ Million
• Steve Aoki, Chris Lake & Tujamo - Boneless (Official Video) - 78+ Million

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