Liam Gallagher has signed to Warner Bros. Records UK, which will release his first solo album next year.
The label, which this year has been behind breakthrough star Dua Lipa, is led by Phil Christie – who took over as outright President in April.
Management duties for Gallagher are being handled by UROK Management – run by father-and-son team Sam and Roy Eldridge – in tandem with Debbie Gwyther.
Gallagher’s previous management homes have included Scott Rodger’s Quest and Marcus Russell / Alec McKinlay’s Ignition.
Liam Gallagher said: “Very excited to be signing to the mighty Warner Brothers; looking forward to making some super sweet sounds. Keep the faith!”
Recent tabloid reports have suggested that Gallagher is working with co-songwriters including Brendan Benson and Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid.
Phil Christie, President, Warner Bros. Records UK commented, “Liam’s one of the all-time greats – brilliant, distinctive, controversial and captivating. The album he’s currently recording is big, bold and heartfelt, and it feels important and culturally relevant.
“It’s great to be working with Liam, Debbie and UROK on such a strong return for one of the UK’s most loved artists.”
Phil Christie, Warner Bros UK
Max Lousada, Chairman & CEO, Warner Music UK, said “I’m proud to welcome Liam to the WMG family and delighted that he chose to make Warner Bros. Records his new home.
“It’s an iconic label for iconic artists and, under Phil’s leadership, it has all the energy, drive and ambition to take Liam into the next chapter of his remarkable career.”
Sam Eldridge, UROK Management commented, “Liam is one of the greatest singers, frontmen and artists of all time. No one combines passion, danger and a genuine emotional connection to an audience like him.
“There is truly no artist we could be more proud to be working, alongside Debbie, and no home better to launch this next chapter of his career than our friends at WB under Phil and Max. ”
As the frontman and lead singer for Oasis, Gallagher sold a combined total of 77 million copies across seven multiplatinum studio albums.
The band’s second record ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ remains the fifth biggest selling album in UK history.
After Oasis, Gallagher joined Beady Eye for the release of two top five albums and has since been working on the new Oasis film Supersonic that is due to be released in October.
[Pictured left to right: Sam Eldridge (UROK Management), Max Lousada (Chairman & CEO Warner Music UK), Nicky Stein (Lawyer, Clintons), Liam Gallagher, Phil Christie (President, Warner Bros. Records UK), Debbie Gwyther (Manager), Roy Eldridge (UROK Management)]Music Business Worldwide