After Warner Chappell Music’s Stone Temple Pilots deal, Sony/ATV has inked a worldwide deal to represent the late Scott Weiland’s song catalog with the band.
Weiland co-founded the alternative rock band and was the co-writer and frontman for their first six albums.
This sequence began with their RIAA-certified, eight-times platinum debut Core, which included the Grammy-nominated No. 1 Plush and the hits Sex Type Thing, Creep and Wicked Garden.
The group’s second album Purple debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in the US, was certified six-times platinum and featured the Modern Rock chart-toppers Vasoline and Interstate Love Song.
Weiland also led the group on Tiny Music…Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop, which included the No. 1 songs Big Bang Baby, Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart and Lady Picture Show, No. 4, Shangri-La Dee Da and Stone Temple Pilots, their last album on which he was featured.
Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO Jon Platt said: “We are excited to be the home of such a classic and prestigious body of work that we are honored to bring to a wider audience.”
“Scott Weiland was one of the most iconic frontmen of his generation and with Stone Temple Pilots created a legacy of timeless songs that Sony/ATV is now privileged to represent.”
Brian Monaco, Sony/ATV
Sony/ATV President, Global Chief Marketing Officer Brian Monaco, said: “Scott Weiland was one of the most iconic frontmen of his generation and with Stone Temple Pilots created a legacy of timeless songs that Sony/ATV is now privileged to represent. I am thrilled about the licensing opportunities that we can create from this incredible catalog.”
“We look forward to opportunities that will introduce the Stone Temple Pilots catalog to a new generation.”
Mary Weiland said: “The Weiland family is thrilled to partner with Sony/ATV.
“We look forward to opportunities that will introduce the Stone Temple Pilots catalog to a new generation.”Music Business Worldwide