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Warner Chappell signs Travis Barker

By | Published on Friday 23 July 2021

Travis Barker

Warner Chappell has signed a worldwide administrative deal with Travis Barker, best known – of course – as the drummer in Blink 182.

Aside from work with his own bands, Barker has also written and/or produced songs for the likes of Machine Gun Kelly, Dirty Heads, Frank Carter and James Arthur. Most recently he has been collaborating with another Warner Chappell songwriter Jxdn, who is signed on the recordings side to DTA Records, a joint venture between Barker and Warner Music.

Confirming the new deal, Warner Chappell SVPs of A&R – Greg Sowders and Katy Wolaver – say in a joint statement: “Travis’s authenticity has paved the way for him to continue to grow and endure as one of punk rock’s most charismatic and influential figures”.

“Not only did his music define an entire era”, they add, “but his innovative, ongoing contributions to the contemporary musical landscape continue to shape culture. Travis has always found a way to infuse the DIY spirit of punk into every possible genre with amazing results. We’re so proud to welcome him into the fold at Warner Chappell and support his incredible work”.

For his part, Barker says: “Stoked to be working with everyone from Warner Chappell. Looking forward to a long and successful relationship”.