Warner Music Group Corporation

08/14/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/14/2019 10:50

Warner Chappell Music and Round Hill Announce Global Partnership

Warner Chappell Music today announced the signing of an exclusive subpublishing agreement with 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.

Founded in 2010, Round Hill has grown to become one of the largest independent music rights owners in the world. The company's catalog includes hundreds of classic hits across many decades of music. Round Hill also consistently ranks in the top 10 radio market share standings each quarter, thanks to its impressive roster of current songwriters and artists.

'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.'

'Carianne and Guy have a vision for Warner Chappell that works really well for the Round Hill catalog overseas,' said Round Hill Music President Neil Gillis. 'We know and respect their team, and we are looking forward to a long and wonderful partnership.'

Round Hill was founded by Josh Gruss along with Richard Rowe and Neil Gillis. 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 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.