Warner/Chappell Music (WCM) has extended its licensing deal with India’s Times Music to cover several additional South Asian countries.
The deal will see Times Music exclusively represent Warner/Chappell’s catalogue in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for the first time, as well as renew their existing partnership in India.
Times Music will manage the rights to Warner/Chappell’s repertoire in South Asia and drive publishing and synch deals on behalf of its wide array of legendary songwriters.
“Warner/Chappell songwriters’ music knows no boundaries and Times Music has been a fantastic partner in helping us extend their reach,” says Stephen Clark, Senior Vice President, Global Administration, Warner/Chappell Music.
“We are at the forefront of the rapidly developing music publishing market in south asia.”
Mandar Thakur, Times Music
“The expansion of our partnership allows us to tap into new and vibrant markets with enormous growth potential, and we look forward to further exploring South Asia with the continued help of Times Music.”
Mandar Thakur, COO of Times Music, adds: “We are pleased to be able to build on our success of representing Warner/Chappell’s amazing songwriters in India, by expanding our work to other markets in the region.
“We are at the forefront of the rapidly developing music publishing market in South Asia. We will be bringing our expertise to bear on behalf of the legendary Warner/Chappell catalogue to ensure it reaches its full potential in the region.”
Works by leading songwriters that will be looked after by Times Music include: Barry Gibb, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton, fun, Gamble & Huff, Green Day, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Muse, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Stephen Sondheim, Chris Stapleton and Tove Lo, among many others.Music Business Worldwide