Composer Max Richter has signed a long-term, global publishing deal with the newly-launched Decca Publishing.
The deal marks Decca Publishing’s first signing. Under the leadership of Natasha Baldwin, head of Decca Publishing, the new division will work closely with Universal Music Publishing Classical. Richter’s signing is also set to complement his recording projects on Universal Music’s Deutsche Grammophon label.
Speaking about the deal, Max Richter commented: “I liked the idea of being the first signing to Decca Music Publishing, as we agreed to take a fresh outlook on how we approach music publishing together, at a time when the rules are changing as to how music can engage with the multidimensional creative landscape of today.”
Also weighing in on the venture, David Joseph, chairman & CEO of Universal Music UK said: “Max Richter is one of the most important composers working today and we are looking forward to bringing his remarkable music to a wider audience with this ambitious new collaboration.”
Natasha Baldwin, head of Decca Publishing, added: “I’m incredibly proud to be working with Max Richter as the first signing to our new publishing division. He is spearheading a new generation of composers in a genre of music that is expanding in global popularity at a phenomenal pace. It’s an exciting time for neo-classical music and I feel privileged to be working at the forefront of this movement with such a visionary composer as Max.”
Decca Publishing will work with Universal Music Publishing Classical on appropriate projects and synchronisation opportunities involving their respective composers and repertoire. The new division will also enhance Universal Music UK’s other recent soundtrack composer initiatives.