This new deal will see Warner Chappell became Ultra’s UK sub-publisher and was responsible for collecting the company’s digital earnings throughout the UK and the rest of Europe.
Ultra, which has a network of studios around the world, will also explore new partnership opportunities for its roster of writers and producers with those represented by Warner Chappell Music.
Among Ultra’s catalog, which includes more than 36,000 copyrights, are releases from: Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West, Future, Kygo, Steve Aoki, Migos, Madonna, Sean Paul, Paul Woolford, Diplo, The Weeknd and David Guetta and many others.
Some of the biggest tracks Ultra has a part include: OMI CheerleaderKaty Perry’s FireworkBig Shaq Man’s Not HotJames Arthur Say you won’t let goJoel Corry with Mabel’s I wish and Diplo Find me.
Ultra was founded in 2004 by Patrick Moxey.
Today’s announcement follows news in January that Sony Music Group Yes buying Full ownership of the legendary dance music label Ultra Records, with Moxey exiting the label and David Waxman taking over as Chairman.
“It eventually got to a place where I really wanted to go back to my independent roots. And I’m super excited to be 100% independent again,” he said.
He added: “Rob Stringer very good at what he does and under Rob’s guidance the Sony is a powerful and efficient machine. But a major major [record company] always industrialize music. And I want my artists’ creativity to shine; I want my artists to be prioritized.”
“I am happy to join forces with Guy MootShani Gonzales and the team at Warner Chappell Music in the UK and Europe. ”
Patrick Moxey, Ultra Music Publishing
Patrick Moxey, Founder and CEO of Ultra Music Publishing, said: “I am delighted to be partnering with Guy Moot, Shani Gonzales and the team at Warner Chappell Music in the UK and Europe.
“This new alliance will open up countless new opportunities for Ultra creators to collaborate on Warner Chappell Music’s amazing talent pool and will give us access to our current collection of resources and resources. its representatives on behalf of all those we represent.”
“Patrick and I have known each other for over 30 years as friends and business partners.”
Guy Moot, Warner Chappell Music
Guy Moot Co-President and CEO of Warner Chappell Music said: “Patrick and I have known each other for over 30 years as friends and business partners.
“There are very few people who have a better understanding of where music is headed and the opportunities that are opening up.
“So I’m glad we’ll be working together again as a result of this agreement, and I know that our partnership will benefit the writers on both our lists. ”
“I have been an Ultra fan for many years. Patrick has gone after the new wave of talent. “
Shani Gonzales, Warner Chappell Music UK
Shani Gonzales, Head of International A&R and CEO of Warner Chappell Music UK, said: “I have been an Ultra fan for many years. Patrick has gone after wave after wave of new talent.
“I am delighted that we will work together to bring more commercial and creative benefits to our writers.”Worldwide music business
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