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Universal does Real deal with Diane Warren

By | Published on Wednesday 29 June 2011

Diane Warren

Veteran pop songwriter Diane Warren has entered into a new deal with Universal Music, which will see the major’s publishing division administer the songwriter’s Realsongs catalogue outside of the US, while she provides A&R consultancy to some of the artists signed to Universal’s record labels.

Confirming the new deal, Universal top man Lucian Grainge told reporters: “This is a milestone event for UMG as Diane is one of the finest songwriters of her generation, and certainly one of the most commercially successful. On the recorded music side, she will now become UMG’s ‘go-to-creative’ person – available to our labels and artists around the globe to write songs that will help to fully realise their potential. It’s a win-win for everyone”.

Warren herself added: “I’m excited to be joining Lucian and the entire UMG team. This is an incredible opportunity to have my songs handled by the world’s leading publishing company, with an aggressive and proven team that will ensure our creative efforts are maximised. And at the same time, being given a unique platform that will provide special access to working with UMG’s recording artists on a global basis”.