MUMBAI: Warner/Chappell Music announced the extension of its partnership with Burt Bacharach, to the United Kingdom and Ireland. The new deal sees Bacharach, his publishing company New Hidden Valley Music and Warner/Chappell Music build on their existing relationship which already encompasses the United States, Canada, Scandinavia, Israel, Italy and Greece.
Under the agreement, Warner/Chappell Music UK will administer publishing rights in the entirety of Bacharachís New Hidden Valley catalogue. This includes the songs from across the pop iconís career such as Close To You, Do You Know The Way To San Jose , I Say A Little Prayer , I’ll Never Fall In Love Again , This Guyís In Love With You , Walk On By , What The World Needs Now Is Love and Wishin’ And Hopiní, as well as new songs composed by Bacharach.
Bacharach said, "After a number of years of enjoying a close association with Warner/Chappell in several territories, I have just this year expanded it to include Italy and the United Kingdom. It means a great deal to me to continue with the Warner family and to extend my creative relationship with them to the UK. I am excited at the prospect."
Warner/Chappell Music chairman and CEO Dave Johnson said, ìWe are very proud of our long-standing partnership with Burt Bacharach and delighted it will now include the UK. This is one of the great catalogues of our times and it is a privilege to administer it in the UK, where Burtís songs have touched generations of music lovers and continue to have a profound impact on popular culture.î
Warner/Chappell Music managing director Richard Manners said ìIt is not often in oneís career as a publisher that there is the opportunity to partner with a composer as iconic and influential as Burt Bacharach. Everyone at Warner/Chappell UK feels deeply honored that Burt is building on his relationship with us here. We intend to use all of our creative expertise and resource to add real value by intelligently promoting and exposing this astonishing catalogue of songs.