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Universal Music Germany signs Placebo to worldwide licensing deal

Rhian Jones
Placebo and Universal

Placebo have signed a worldwide licensing deal with Universal Music Germany. The band plans to release an EP in October followed by a new studio album in 2013.

The deal includes the trio’s entire physical back catalogue, which the alternative rockers now own following the conclusion of their contract with EMI in 2007.

The new EP follows up 2009’s Battle for the Sun album, after which the band embarked on a global arena tour lasting almost 2 years, taking in 54 countries.

Placebo are currently on the festival circuit covering 19 cities in 13 countries until late September.

Pictured: Angus Blue (Riverman Management), Andreas Daermann (Head Of Marketing, Universal Domestic Rock/Urban), Daniel Lieberberg (Managing Director Universal Domestic Rock/Urban), Brian Molko (Placebo), Matthias Henning (Manager International Marketing Universal Domestic), Stefan Olsdal (Placebo), Steve Forrest (Placebo), Alex Weston (Riverman Management)


 

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Tags: signing, Placebo, Universal Music Germany, Battle for the Sun

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