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Universal extends deal with Joy Division

By | Published on Tuesday 4 October 2011

Joy Division

Universal Music Publishing has extended its worldwide administration deal with Joy Division, and will now represent the full catalogue of songs the band created during their four years together.

Speaking for three quarters of the seminal band – Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Ian Curtis (or rather his widow Debbie) – Rebecca Boulton of Prime Management told CMU: “Universal Music Publishing has helped bring the catalogue to a larger audience in a credible and sensitive way. We’ve worked closely with them over the last five years and are really happy to be extending this enjoyable and fruitful relationship”.

While band member four, Peter Hook, added: “Universal have worked really hard on our behalf. They are as passionate and enthusiastic about our music as if it was written yesterday. A great compliment. Thank you to Darryl and all at Universal Music Publishing”.

And the Darryl there mentioned, Universal Publishing Senior A&R Darryl Watts, said: “Joy Division are one of the most iconic bands that the UK has ever produced. Their legacy and influence on contemporary music is huge and we are delighted to be able to represent such a important catalogue”.