New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, and Times Music, a music label and publisher in India, have expanded their existing licensing deal to now cover several additional South Asian countries.
The deal will see Times Music exclusively represent Warner/Chappell’s rich catalogue in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for the first time, as well as renew their existing partnership in India.
Times Music will manage the rights to Warner/Chappell’s repertoire in South Asia and drive publishing and sync deals on behalf of its wide array of songwriters.
“Warner/Chappell songwriters’ music knows no boundaries, and Times Music has been a fantastic partner in helping us extend their reach,” Stephen Clark, Senior Vice President, Global Administration, Warner/Chappell Music, said in a statement.
“The expansion of our partnership allows us to tap into new and vibrant markets with enormous growth potential, and we look forward to further exploring South Asia with the continued help of Times Music.”
Mandar Thakur, Chief Operating Officer of Times Music, shared that they are “pleased to be able to build on our success of representing Warner/Chappell’s amazing songwriters in India, by expanding our work to other markets in the region”.
Works by songwriters that will be looked after by Times Music include: Barry Gibb, Beyoncé Knowles, Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton, Green Day, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Muse, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and more.