Warner/Chappell Music (WCM) and Times Music have expanded their existing licensing deal to now cover several additional South Asian countries
BestMediaInfo Bureau | New Delhi | June 1, 2016
The deal will see Times Music exclusively represent Warner/Chappellâs 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/Chappellâs repertoire in South Asia and drive publishing and synch deals on behalf of its wide array of legendary songwriters.
âWarner/Chappell songwritersâ music knows no boundaries, and Times Music has been a fantastic partner in helping us extend their reach,â said Stephen Clark, Senior Vice President, Global Administration, Warner/Chappell Music. âThe 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,â he added.
Mandar Thakur, COO of Times Music, added, âWe are pleased to be able to build on our success of representing Warner/Chappellâs amazing songwriters in India by expanding our work to other markets in the region. We are at the forefront of the rapidly developing music publishing market in South Asia. We will be bringing our expertise to bear on behalf of the legendary Warner/Chappell catalogue to ensure it reaches its full potential in the region.â
Works by leading songwriters that will be looked after by Times Music include: Barry Gibb, BeyoncĂ©, Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton, fun, Gamble and Huff, Green Day, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Muse, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Stephen Sondheim, Chris Stapleton and Tove Lo, among many others.