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Billy Corgan renews Warner Chappell deal

By | Published on Thursday 23 September 2021

Billy Corgan

Warner Chappell has announced that it has renewed its worldwide publishing administration deal with William Patrick Corgan. Who? Well, you might know him as Billy. No one at Warner does though.

“William has always gone against the grain to create his distinctive and unique sound”, say CEO Guy Moot and COO Carianne Marshall in a joint statement. “His music is wildly captivating and consistently pushes the boundaries of what’s possible. He’s a true creative genius, and we’re so excited to continue to partner with him and support his incredible work”.

“William’s musical contributions in the early 1990s laid the groundwork for the explosive grunge era that followed”, adds SVP A&R, Greg Sowders. “As one of alternative rock’s greatest legends, his wide-reaching influences have persevered for more than three decades. We’re extremely proud to be on this journey with him and look forward to collaborating on exciting new projects and Smashing Pumpkins releases”.

Old Bill himself comments: “I’m pleased and honoured to be among the greats who make up the great tradition and legacy of Warner Chappell. To even stand in the shadow of the great Harry Warren, who one could argue helped build this rich company from its inception, is all I needed to know”.

The deal covers Corgan’s full catalogue and all future material. That will include a new 33 track Smashing Pumpkins concept album he’s working on, which will apparently be a sequel to 1995’s ‘Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness’ and 2000’s ‘Machina’ albums.