Eddie Van Halen and Alex Van Halen of classic rock group Van Halen have signed an exclusive worldwide administration deal with New York-based independent Atlas Music Publishing.
The agreement covers the entire Van Halen catalogue excluding their most recent album, and includes multiple hit singles and albums that have collectively sold close to 90 million copies worldwide. It will be the first time Van Halen’s music has been published by an independent music publishing company, with the duo leaving previous publisher Warner/Chappell.
Atlas CEO Richard Stumpf commented: “Van Halen were the reason I first became an avid music fan, so it is both professionally and personally humbling to have Ed and Al join the Atlas family. Not many can say they defined a sound that would change the course of rock history – the Van Halens can.
“We are honored that these musical pioneers have chosen us to represent their songs for years to come. We will help ensure that new generations of music listeners are keenly aware of just how important Van Halen is to the music world and how incredible their songwriting is. Nobody combines melody and musicianship like Ed and Al.”
Through the deal, Atlas Music Publishing will now administer Van Halen favorites as: “Everybody Wants Some!”; “Runnin’ With the Devil”; “Hot for Teacher”; “Unchained”; “Dance the Night Away”; “Panama”; “Jump”; “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love”; “Eruption” and many more.
Founded by Richard Stumpf (CEO) in 2013, Atlas Music Publishing currently represents songs performed by stars including Madonna, John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Luke Bryan, Keyshia Cole, Hillary Duff, Icona Pop, Prince Royce and Colbie Caillat.
The company boasts a roster of hit-makers that spans multiple genres including Toby Gad, Printz Board, Dan the Automator, Jeff Cohen, and Ashley Gorley as well as emerging artists Falls, Street Joy, TDot, and Daniel and the Lion, amongst others.
Funded by a mix of long-term strategic and financial partners, Atlas says it has access to up to $400 million in capital.Music Business Worldwide