Van Halen Goes With Indie Atlas For Music Publishing
February 18, 2015 at 1:28 PM (PT)
EDDIE and ALEX VANHALEN of heavy metal titans VAN HALEN have signed an exclusive worldwide deal with ATLAS MUSIC PUBLISHING, according to CEO RICHARD STUMPF.
The agreement covers the entire VAN HALEN catalog (excluding the most recent album), and includes multiple hit singles and albums that have collectively sold close to 90 million copies worldwide. The landmark deal marks the first time the band's music has been published by an independent music publishing company.
Commented STUMPF: “VAN HALEN were the reason I first became an avid music fan, so it is both professionally and personally humbling to have ED and AL join the ATLAS family. Not many can say they defined a sound that would change the course of rock history. We are honored that these musical pioneers have chosen us to represent their songs for years to come. We will help ensure that new generations of music listeners are keenly aware of just how important VAN HALEN is to the music world and how incredible their songwriting is. Nobody combines melody and musicianship like ED and AL.”
Through the agreement, ATLAS MUSIC PUBLISHING will now administer such all-time favorites as: “Everybody Wants Some!," “Runnin’ With the Devil," “Hot For Teacher," “Unchained," “Dance the Night Away," “Panama," “Jump," “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love," and “Eruption,” among many more.