Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp, and Times Music have announced an exclusive licensing deal under which Times Music will represent Warner/Chappell’s catalogue in India. The agreement will see Times Music managing the rights to Warner/Chappell’s repertoire and driving publishing and synch deals on behalf of a wide array of songwriters, award-winning contemporary hits and influential standards.
Cameron Strang, Chairman & CEO, Warner/Chappell said, “This deal further strengthens our global footprint and ensures we have a partner who will help us to deliver dynamic and comprehensive services. We look forward to working with Times Music to create and drive new opportunities in India that will amplify the success of our extraordinary writers and musicians.”
Mandar Thakur, COO, Times Music added here, “We are thrilled to be working with Cameron, the Warner/Chappell team and their exciting and important compositions. This partnership will be a further boost to music publishing, following a recent update to the Copyright Act, and we have exciting plans to ensure that Warner/Chappell’s legendary catalogue reaches its full potential in India.”
Works by leading songwriters that will be looked after by Times Music include: Barry Gibb, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton, fun., Gamble & Huff, Green Day, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Muse, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M, Stephen Sondheim, Timbaland and Wayne Hector, among many others.