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Transgressive expands alliance with Foals to publishing

By | Published on Monday 5 November 2018


Transgressive Publishing has signed a new worldwide publishing deal with those Foals guys via its joint venture with Warner/Chappell. Transgressive has had a long relationship with the band, of course, via its label division. The new deal around the outfit’s song rights covers both catalogue and future work.

Trangressive Publishing chiefs Toby L, Tim Dellow and Lilas Bourboulon said in a joint statement: “Foals were one of the first breakthrough Transgressive bands, signing to the label around twelve years ago not long after we first started out. Back then, they were wildly adventurous, ambitious, and uniquely dedicated to their craft. Four albums in and over a decade later, little has shifted; if anything, these qualities have merely intensified with time”.

On the new deal, they went on: “This new publishing deal hopefully serves as a reflection of all of the best of the industry – friendship, loyalty and the ability to challenge each other to reach new heights. We are THRILLED that our family at Warner/Chappell has continued to demonstrate such faith and commitment to our JV together and look forward to breaking new ground for this truly important band”.

Over at Warner/Chappell, MD Mike Smith added: “I was very excited when Transgressive first discussed the possibility of partnering with Foals. They’re without doubt one of the most forward-thinking and constantly innovating rock bands to have emerged in the past ten years. They never fail to release thrilling music and it is a huge privilege for Warner/Chappell to be able to work with their remarkable catalogue and future recordings”.

Wanna know what the band think? Well, they chipped in too, in perfect unison, to the effect that “we’re really excited to be working with Transgressive across publishing – and look forward to the future with them and Warner/Chappell”.