UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP TO REPRESENT SONGS OF SEX PISTOLS’ COOK, JONES, VICIOUS
New agreement includes synchronisation rights for film, TV, advertising
LONDON, March 6, 2006 – Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed a new, long-term, exclusive agreement to administer the publishing interests of Sex Pistols band members Paul Cook and Steve Jones, and the estate of Sid Vicious.
The agreement to represent the compositions of these writers include the songs “Anarchy In The UK”, “God Save The Queen”, “Pretty Vacant”, “Holidays In The Sun”, “The Great Rock ’n’ Roll Swindle” and “EMI”, among others.
The agreement was announced today by Paul Connolly, President of Europe/Managing Director U.K. for Universal Music Publishing Group. Connolly said, “Since the Sex Pistols were one of the most influential bands in rock and roll, and that influence lives on, we’re obviously very pleased to conclude this deal during the thirtieth anniversary of the band’s first regular gigs and their first recordings. We’re looking forward to the celebrations.”
Universal Music Publishing Group will administer the catalogue of the Sex Pistols members in the world outside North America. The agreement includes representation for synchronisation licensing for film, TV, advertising and other mediums, and the company looks forward to aggressively promoting the catalogue for worldwide synchronisation opportunities. Cook, Jones and the estate of Vicious are currently represented by Warner Chappell.
About Universal Music Publishing Group
With 47 offices in 41 countries worldwide, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is part of the Universal Music Group and one of the industry's largest global music publishing operations. Owning or administering more than 1 million copyrights, UMPG's writers and catalogs include: U2, Paul Simon, Prince, Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent, Ludacris, Shania Twain, Dave Grohl, Diana Krall, Ashanti, Godsmack, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, The Darkness, Ice Cube, Vanessa Carlton, Mary J. Blige, The Corrs, Eve, Musiq, Jill Scott, Brian McKnight, No Doubt, Blink-182, 3 Doors Down, Beastie Boys, Anastacia, Fatboy Slim, DMX, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Glen Ballard and the catalogues of Henry Mancini and Leonard Bernstein, among many others. For more information, visit: www.umusicpub.com.
About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group is the world's largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 75 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's largest global music publishing operations.
Universal Music Group consists of record labels Decca Music Group, Deutsche Grammophon, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Geffen Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Music Latino, Universal Motown Records Group, and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, a new media and technologies division, and Universal Music Mobile.
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