Duran Duran To Release New Album, Signs Global Publishing Deal With Warner Chappell
Duran Duran and Warner Chappell Music have entered into a global publishing agreement.
Warner Chappell will take over the group’s catalog from 1986 to the present and the agreement will also cover the group’s future compositions. Included in the deal are albums like Notorious, Duran Duran (The Wedding Album), Astronaut, Red Carpet Massacre and Paper Goods. These albums hold some of the groups’ global hits like “Notorious,” “All She Wants Is,” ‘Ordinary World,” “Come Undone,” “(Reach Up for the) Sunrise,” “Pressure Off” and more.
The group is scheduled to release their next album in the fall.
“Duran Duran redefined the modern pop landscape in the ‘80s, and over the past four decades, they’ve remained endlessly creative, continuing to evolve and reinvent themselves. As brilliant songwriters and visual pioneers, the band’s distinctive, original approach has continued to influence successive generations of artists, even as they have continued to raise the bar. All of us at Warner Chappell are immensely pleased that Duran Duran has chosen Warner Chappell as their new publishing home, and we welcome Roger, Simon, Nick, and John into the family,” said Warner Chappell co-chair and COO, Carianne Marshall, and co-chair and CEO Guy Moot.
This deal has the group reuniting with Marshall who worked with Duran Duran during her time at Songs Music Publishing.
“We worked with both Carianne and Guy before they joined Warner Chappell, and we have long admired the kind of creative approach they bring to publishing. We are very much looking forward to this new partnership and to a successful future together for our catalogue,” Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon said.
The group’s upcoming album will be accompanied by a major world tour.
Over the course of Duran Duran’s successful career, the group has won two Ivor Novellos, two Grammy Awards, two BRIT Awards, an MTV Video Music Award for lifetime achievement and have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.