UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP RE-UPS MAJOR PUBLISHING DEAL WITH DAVE GROHL MULTI-PLATINUM, FRONTMAN OF FOO FIGHTERS
Los Angeles, California, October 10, 2007 – David Renzer, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group, today announced the successful renewal of an exclusive, world-wide publishing agreement with multi-platinum, 4X Grammy award-winning, Foo Fighters frontman, Dave Grohl.
Commented David Renzer, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group: "Dave Grohl has long been at the forefront of rock, first as a member of Nirvana and now leading the hugely successful Foo Fighters, as well as his various other projects. We are honored to continue our long-term relationship as his worldwide publisher."
In addition to Dave Grohl, Universal Music Publishing Group also represents the music publishing interests of Foo Fighters band members and co-writers Taylor Hawkins and Chris Schiflett.
The announcement comes on the heels of the release of the Foo Fighter’s sixth studio album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (RCA) which already debuted No. 1 on the UK album charts. The first single “The Pretender” is currently No. 1 on Billboard’s U.S. Alternative/Modern Rock chart and No. 2 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock tracks.
As founder and leader of the globally multi-platinum and multiple Grammy winning Foo Fighters, from his work as Nirvana drummer, to stand-in drummer for Queens Of The Stone Age, Tenacious D., Killing Joke and Nine Inch Nails, Grohl has applied his Midas touch to every project he's ever undertaken.
Dave Grohl has four Grammy wins with the Foo Fighters, including “Learn to Fly” – Best Music Video (2000); There Is Nothing Left to Lose – Best Rock Album (2000); “All My Life” – Best Rock Performance (2002), and One By One – Best Rock Album (2003).
Managed by John Silva of SAM/Silva Artist Management, Grohl and Hawkins join UMPG's successful roster, which includes Beastie Boys, U2, Prince, Paul Simon, 50 Cent, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Joy Division, The Pixies, Robbie Williams, Linkin Park, Maroon 5, and Coldplay, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Wolfmother, The Living End, Oasis, Stone Temple Pilots, Zero 7, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Pete Townshend (The Who), The Cure, Keane, Massive Attack, Daft Punk, Hard Fi, and Pink Floyd (among many others).
About Universal Music Publishing Group
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is the industry's leading global music publishing operation and is part of Universal Music Group. UMPG's represents music in every genre from some of the world’s hottest songwriters and catalogs including 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, R. Kelly, Coldplay, Nelly, Ciara, Dave Grohl, Prince, Diana Krall, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Britney Spears, Godsmack, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, 3 Doors Down, Beastie Boys, Anastacia, Robbie Williams, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Paul Simon, Henry Mancini, Christina Aguilera and Linkin Park, among many others. UMPG is also a global leader in the areas of Production Music, Christian and Classical Music. 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 77 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry's largest global music publishing operation.
Universal Music Group consists of record labels Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Emarcy, 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, Universal South Records 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.
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.