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Warner/Chappell Music appoints Times Music in India

Under the exclusive licensing deal Times Music will represent Warner/Chappell’s rich catalogue in India

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | August 6, 2013

Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp., and Times Music, the music and music IP management business of the Times of India Group, today announced an exclusive licensing deal under which Times Music will represent Warner/Chappell’s rich 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 legendary songwriters, award-winning contemporary hits and influential standards.

Cameron Strang, Chairman & CEO, Warner/Chappell said, “India has a vibrant and exciting music market that is well positioned to develop and flourish in the coming years. 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 of Times Music said, "We are thrilled to be working with Cameron, the Warner/Chappell team and their exciting and important compositions. Our company is constantly evolving to ensure it is at the forefront of the changing music industry and the wider IP Management business. 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.

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