Duran Duran inks global publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music

Warner Chappell Music has entered into a global publishing agreement with iconic British band Duran Duran.

The deal will see Warner Chappell administer the majority of the award-winning, multi-platinum group’s catalog from 1986 to date, as well as all current and future compositions.

Included are 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.

Duran Duran’s next studio album is slated for release in the fall of 2020.

Since making their debut in 1981, Duran Duran – singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, and drummer Roger Taylor — have sold more than 100 million records across the globe.

They’ve scored 30 Top 20 singles in the UK, as well as 21 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

The band’s many honors include two Ivor Novellos, two Grammy Awards, two BRIT Awards – including the 2004 award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, an MTV Video Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Duran Duran’s most recent studio album, Paper Gods, became their highest-charting release in over two decades, hitting the top five in the UK and the top ten in the US.

The upcoming release of their new studio album will be accompanied by a major world tour.

“All of us at Warner Chappell are immensely pleased that Duran Duran has chosen Warner Chappell as their new publishing home, and we welcome Roger, Simon, Nick, and John into the family.”

Carianne Marshall & Guy Moot, Warner Chappell Music

“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.

“As brilliant songwriters and visual pioneers, the band’s distinctive, original approach has continued to influence successive generations of artists, even as they have continued to raise the bar.

“All of us at Warner Chappell are immensely pleased that Duran Duran has chosen Warner Chappell as their new publishing home, and we welcome Roger, Simon, Nick, and John into the family.”

“We are very much looking forward to this new partnership and to a successful future together for our catalog.”

Simon Le Bon, Duran Duran

Speaking on behalf of the band, singer Simon Le Bon, added: “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 catalog.”

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