Warner/Chappell To Administer Microsoft Music
February 28, 2007 at 9:06 AM (PT)
WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC will administer and license music compositions owned and controlled by MICROSOFT. As part of the agreement, which is the first music publishing administration agreement MICROSOFT has entered into for its catalogs, WARNER/CHAPPELL will claim and register MICROSOFT-owned copyrights in all territories worldwide, as well as identify and develop new synchronization, performance and other music publishing opportunities for the MICROSOFT music publishing catalogs.
"We have developed a large library of video game music and are excited to make it available for placement beyond games," said MICROSOFT Sr. Dir./Franchise Development Group in the Interactive Entertainment Division ED VENTURA. "By partnering with WARNER/CHAPPELL, we can continue to extend the value and experiences for our music and also inspire and give further recognition to the composers who are dedicated to working on video games."