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Gary Barlow extends Sony/ATV deal

By | Published on Monday 15 June 2015

Gary Barlow

If you ever thought that Gary Barlow looked like exactly the sort of person who might just extend his worldwide deal with the mega-major of music publishing Sony/ATV, then it turns out you’re an excellent judge of character. Well, an excellent judge of his character. I bet you don’t pay your taxes either, do you?

Because yes, Sony/ATV has just extended its alliance with the Take That-er so that as well as representing his output from the last ten years, and any future songwriting nonsense, it will also now rep his early work, like ‘Back For Good’ and ‘Never Forget’. Though I think Sony/ATV already had his contributions to ‘Britannia High’ on its books, so those early Take That hits are just a bit of flim flam on the side really. Yes, let’s all take a moment to remember that Gary Barlow wrote half the songs on ‘Britannia High’.

Says Sony/ATV’s Guy Moot said: “Gary Barlow is a one-man phenomenon and rightly hailed as one of the greatest ever British songwriters. The songs he has written for Take That have thrilled several generations and contain countless classics, but that is only one part of his incredible story as he also has a flourishing solo career, has written for numerous other artists and now has a successful musical on Broadway”.

Says Gazza B: “I’ve had an amazing journey over this past decade since first signing with Sony/ATV, which has involved me writing for some amazing artists, the return of Take That and now having a show on Broadway. Sony/ATV have been hugely supportive along the way and I’m excited that they will now be looking after my entire song catalogue for the first time”.