Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, and Times Music, one of the leading music labels and publishers in India, have announced that the two companies 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 synch deals on behalf of its wide array of legendary songwriters.
“Warner/Chappell songwriters’ music knows no boundaries, and Times Music has been a fantastic partner in helping us extend their reach,” said Stephen Clark, Senior Vice President, Global Administration, Warner/Chappell Music. “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, COO of Times Music, adds: “We 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. 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.”
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, Kendrick Lamar, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Muse, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Stephen Sondheim, Chris Stapleton and Tove Lo, among many others.
About Warner/Chappell Music
Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group, is home to a wide array of legendary songwriters and a rich catalog of contemporary hits and influential standards. With offices in more than 40 countries, Warner/Chappell provides deep expertise across a range of creative services and the most innovative opportunities for songwriters and copyright holders.
Warner/Chappell, which has a history dating back more than 200 years, currently publishes and administers music from Barry Gibb, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton, fun., Gamble & Huff, Brantley Gilbert, Green Day, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Led Zeppelin, Lionsgate Films, Little Big Town, Madonna, Miramax Films, Muse, Katy Perry, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Roc Nation, Stephen Sondheim, Chris Stapleton, and Tove Lo, among many others.
About Times Music
Times Music is one of India’s leading music entertainment companies and a division of South Asia’s largest media conglomerate, The Times Of India Group. Over the years, the company has transformed into a progressive, digitally robust music label and music publisher with global distribution. On the label side, Times Music manages one of the most diverse Indian music catalogues with genres spanning Bollywood, Spiritual, Indie, Pop, Rock & other non-film. The company is also licensee to some of the world’s biggest International music labels outside of the majors with a particularly strong EDM catalogue. On the music publishing side, Times Music administers it’s own catalogue in all major international markets through a network of sub publisher & the company is also the exclusive India sub publisher to Global majors Warner Chappell & Peer Music besides others and represents more than 1 million music composition rights.
Times Music has 2 sub brands – Junglee Music (For Bollywood music & Home Video) and Times Living (for wellness music & video).