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Quincy Jones signs new publishing deal with Warner Chappell

By | Published on Wednesday 9 September 2020

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones has announced a new deal with Warner Chappell, which will see the publisher administer his songs catalogue on a global basis on behalf of his Quincy Jones Music Publishing company.

Warner Chappell Co-Chairs Guy Moot and Carianne Marshall say in a joint statement: “A creative genius and a cultural icon, there is no figure in modern music who has accomplished so much across so many generations; who has broken so many musical and social barriers; and whose impact has been so wide-ranging as that of Quincy Jones”.

“As a composer, Quincy has embraced and blended nearly every genre to create a unique, incredibly rich and diverse body of work”, they continue. “Whether it’s driving people onto the dancefloor or propelling the narrative of a film, Quincy’s music transcends race, style, and age. We are THRILLED that he has chosen to return to Warner Chappell, and it’s an honour to represent the work of a true master”.

Nancie Stern, Vice President of Quincy Jones Music Publishing, adds: “We are so excited to be working with Warner Chappell again. They have an exceptional creative and administrative team, and I know we will have a long and successful relationship working together”.

“Quincy started his journey in the publishing business with Warner Chappell and built our incredible catalogue [with them] during those crucial years”, she then explains, “so it seems right that we have returned to where it all began”.

Jones’ songwriting catalogue includes more than 2000 songs written over the course of a seven decade career.