Transgressive Publishing and Warner/Chappell Music have signed a worldwide publishing deal for the catalog and future releases of UK band Foals.
Foals have previously released four Top 10 records and are currently recording their fifth album, which is due for release in 2019.
The band, made up of Yannis Philippakis, Jack Bevan, Jimmy Smith and Edwin Congreave, released their debut album Antidotes in 2008.
Antidotes was released by Transgressive Records and charted at No.3 in the UK.
The band’s fourth and latest album What Went Down was released in 2015, also charting at No.3 in the UK, as well as charting in the Top 20 in nine other countries.
Mike Smith, Managing Director, Warner/Chappell Music UK said: “I was very excited when Transgressive first discussed the possibility of partnering with Foals.
“They’re without doubt one of the most forward-thinking and constantly innovating rock bands to have emerged in the past ten years.
“They never fail to release thrilling music and it is a huge privilege for Warner/Chappell to be able to work with their remarkable catalogue and future recordings.”
“They’re without doubt one of the most forward-thinking and constantly innovating rock bands to have emerged in the past ten years.”
Mike Smith, Warner/Chappell Music
Toby L, Tim Dellow and Lilas Bourboulon, the Partners in Transgressive Publishing, added: “Foals were one of the first breakthrough Transgressive bands, signing to the label around twelve years ago not long after we first started out.
“Back then, they were wildly adventurous, ambitious, and uniquely dedicated to their craft.
“Four albums in and over a decade later, little has shifted; if anything, these qualities have merely intensified with time.
“This new publishing deal hopefully serves as a reflection of all of the best of the industry – friendship, loyalty and the ability to challenge each other to reach new heights.
“We are thrilled that our family at Warner/Chappell has continued to demonstrate such faith and commitment to our JV together and look forward to breaking new ground for this truly important band.”
Foals said: “We’re really excited to be working with Transgressive across publishing – and look forward to the future with them and Warner/Chappell.”Music Business Worldwide