DURAN DURAN INKS WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING AGREEMENT WITH WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC
Warner Chappell Music announced that it has entered into a global publishing agreement with British music icons Duran Duran. The deal calls for Warner Chappell to administer the majority of the award-winning, multi-platinum group’s catalog from 1986 to date, as well as all current and future compositions.
“Duran Duran redefined the modern pop landscape in the ‘80s, and over the past four decades, they’ve remained endlessly creative, continuing to evolve and reinvent themselves,” said Warner Chappell Music Co-Chair & COO Carianne Marshall and Co-Chair & CEO Guy Moot.
The deal includes acclaimed albums such as Notorious, Duran Duran (The Wedding Album), Astronaut, Red Carpet Massacre, and Paper Gods, encompassing the global hits “Notorious,” “All She Wants Is,” “Ordinary World,” “Come Undone,” “(Reach Up for the) Sunrise,” “Pressure Off” and more.
Speaking on behalf of the band, singer Simon Le Bon said: “We worked with both Carianne and Guy before they joined Warner Chappell, and we have long admired the kind of creative approach they bring to publishing. We are very much looking forward to this new partnership and to a successful future together for our catalogue.”
Duran Duran’s next studio album is slated for release in the fall of 2020.