Warner Chappell Music, the publishing home of Anderson. Paak, Cab Colloway and more, has renewed its exclusive worldwide administration deal with the Smashing Pumpkins frontman William (Billy) Patrick Corgan.
The agreement covers Corgan’s full catalog of music and future material – including his work as Smashing Pumpkins frontman and primary songwriter – which encompasses the Grammy-winning Bullet with Butterfly Wings and The End Is the Beginning Is the End, along with Today, 1979, Zero, and Stand Inside Your Love.
The Smashing Pumpkins released their debut album, Gish, in 1991, with its following release, Siamese Dream in 1993, becoming the band’s first multi-platinum hit.
The quartet followed with their RIAA-certified, 10x platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness in 1995, and RIAA-certified platinum Adore in 1998.
The Smashing Pumpkins have since released several new albums, and tours with a revolving lineup of members.
Corgan has remained the longest-standing member of the band, overseeing the release of 20 albums and EPs, as well as producing the 2020 album Cyr.
Corgan’s solo work encompasses four albums and numerous syncs, notably with Apple who recently licensed the Smashing Pumpkins song We Only Come Out at Night for an iPhone commercial.
Corgan’s contributions to film and TV soundtracks include Batman & Robin, Transformers, HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant, NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Fox’s The O.C.
He has also written and produced for rock acts like Hole, Korn, Sir Sly, Third Eye Blind, Phantogram, The Civil Wars, Paul Oakenfold and more.
Corgan is currently working on a Smashing Pumpkins concept album comprised of 33 songs, which will serve as a sequel to the Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and Machina albums.
“William has always gone against the grain.”
Carianne Marshall, Warner Chappell Music
Carianne Marshall, Warner Chappell Music Co-Chair and CEO, Guy Moot, and Co-Chair and COO, said: “William has always gone against the grain to create his distinctive and unique sound. His music is wildly captivating and consistently pushes the boundaries of what’s possible.
“He’s a true creative genius, and we’re so excited to continue to partner with him and support his incredible work.”
“William’s musical contributions in the early 1990s laid the groundwork for the explosive grunge era that followed.”
Greg Sowders, Warner Chappell Music
Greg Sowders, Warner Chappell Music SVP of A&R, added: “William’s musical contributions in the early 1990s laid the groundwork for the explosive grunge era that followed.
“As one of alternative rock’s greatest legends, his wide-reaching influences have persevered for more than three decades.
“We’re extremely proud to be on this journey with him and look forward to collaborating on exciting new projects and Smashing Pumpkins releases.”
“I’m pleased and honored to be among the greats who make up the great tradition and legacy of Warner Chappell.
William Patrick Corgan
William Patrick Corgan, said: “I’m pleased and honored to be among the greats who make up the great tradition and legacy of Warner Chappell.
“To even stand in the shadow of the great Harry Warren, who one could argue helped build this rich company from its inception, is all I needed to know.”Music Business Worldwide