BMG Chrysalis's US operation has signed the Flaming Lips to a worldwide publishing deal.
The agreement has been announced just after the release of their album, Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends, the first since their previous recording deal with Warner Bros ended. They subsequently resigned to the major in the US, while inking a deal with independent Bella Union for Europe. The album was released in the UK on July 30, while another studio album, tentatively titled The Terror, is expected later this year.
BMG Chrysalis US creative senior VP Kate Hyman said: "I'm looking forward to working with such a creative group of writers and helping the band to increase the value of their songs. The coolest job in the world is where you get to work with the Flaming Lips."
Scott Booker, CEO of Hellfire Enterprises which looks after the band, said: "I'm very excited to be working with the long time Flaming Lips at BMG Chrysalis. The passion for the band and the new material we've been working on over the last couple of years has been expressed to me by Kate Hyman, Jason Hradil and the UK office for quite a while."