Warner Chappell Music today announced the signing of an exclusive sub-publishing agreement with New York-headquartered Round Hill Music.
The deal covers the world, excluding the U.S, Canada, the British Isles, and the Nordics.
Under terms of the agreement, Warner Chappell will administer Round Hill copyrights as well as explore a diversity of creative opportunities for Round Hill songs and songwriters across the globe.
Round Hill was founded by Josh Gruss along with Richard Rowe and Neil Gillis in 2010.
Its catalog includes hit songs such as Happy Together, All of Me, She Loves You, Video Killed The Radio Star, Calendar Girl, Living In America, Cool Kids, Best Day Of My Life, Fever, I Saw Her Standing There, Stop! In the Name of Love, The Kids Are Alright, Total Eclipse Of The Heart, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Bye, Bye, Bye, When a Man Loves a Woman, Cherry Pie, Land of A Thousand Dances, I Feel Good, Marry You, What A Wonderful World, and many more.
Some of Round Hill’s current artists and songwriters include Valerie Broussard, Brittany Howard, Des Rocs, Topaz Jones, Morgan Taylor Reid, Tim Myers, Cobi, Thutmose, Mama Haze, Gramatik, Shawn Hook, TT the Artist, Palm Springsteen, Marc Broussard, REZZ, Nick Waterhouse, Confidence Man, Bones UK, Katie Pruitt, Mr. Gabriel, Ryan Shaw, Langhorn Slim and bands such as American Authors, Yonaka, Bronze Radio Returns, SHEL, Sleater-Kinney, Lettuce, Florida Georgia Line, Too Many Zooz, Royal Teeth, VHS Collection, and Umphrey’s McGee.
Round Hill Music raised $263m to acquire copyrights in early 2018.
“Carianne and Guy have a vision for Warner Chappell that works really well for the Round Hill catalog overseas.”
Neil Gillis, Round Hill Music
Round Hill Nashville’s roster of hit songwriters includes Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson, Jimmy Robbins, Wade Kirby, Eric Arjes, and Danny Myrick. Through a partnership with Big Loud, Round Hill Nashville also represents writers like Craig Wiseman, Rodney Clawson, Sarah Buxton, and Matt Dragstrem.
“In less than a decade, Round Hill has built an extraordinary collection of evergreen copyrights and iconic catalogs, while at the same time signing some of today’s most exciting and gifted songwriters.”
Guy Moot & Carianne Marshall, Warner Chappell Music
“In less than a decade, Round Hill has built an extraordinary collection of evergreen copyrights and iconic catalogs, while at the same time signing some of today’s most exciting and gifted songwriters,” said Warner Chappell Music Co-Chair & CEO Guy Moot and Co-Chair & COO Carianne Marshall.
“The global potential is enormous, and all of us at Warner Chappell around the world are thrilled to partner with Josh, Richard, Neil and the entire Round Hill team to find new avenues and audiences for this amazing body of work.”
Round Hill Music President Neil Gillis, added: “Carianne and Guy have a vision for Warner Chappell that works really well for the Round Hill catalog overseas.
“We know and respect their team, and we are looking forward to a long and wonderful partnership.”Music Business Worldwide