Warner Chappell Music has signed an exclusive sub-publishing agreement with Round Hill Music.
The deal covers the world, excluding the US, Canada, the British Isles, and the Nordics. Under terms of the agreement, Warner Chappell will administer Round Hill copyrights and explore creative opportunities for Round Hill songs and songwriters across the globe.
Founded in 2010, Round Hill has grown to become one of the largest independent music rights owners in the world. It recently expanded into the UK with the acquisition of Carlin.
“In less than a decade, Round Hill has built an extraordinary collection of evergreen copyrights and iconic catalogues, while at the same time signing some of today’s most exciting and gifted songwriters,” said Warner Chappell Music co-chair & CEO Guy Moot and co-chair & COO Carianne Marshall. “The global potential is enormous, and all of us at Warner Chappell around the world are thrilled to partner with Josh, Richard, Neil and the entire Round Hill team to find new avenues and audiences for this amazing body of work.”
We are looking forward to a long and wonderful partnership
“Carianne and Guy have a vision for Warner Chappell that works really well for the Round Hill catalogue overseas,” said Round Hill Music president Neil Gillis. “We know and respect their team, and we are looking forward to a long and wonderful partnership.”
Round Hill was founded by Josh Gruss along with Richard Rowe and Neil Gillis. Its catalogue includes hit songs such as Happy Together, All of Me, She Loves You, Video Killed The Radio Star and What A Wonderful World.
Some of Round Hill’s current artists and songwriters include Brittany Howard, Morgan Taylor Reid and Ryan Shaw, as well as bands such as, Yonaka, Sleater-Kinney, and Lettuce.
Round Hill Nashville’s roster of songwriters includes Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson, Jimmy Robbins, Wade Kirby, Eric Arjes and Danny Myrick. Through a partnership with Big Loud, Round Hill Nashville also represents writers including Craig Wiseman, Rodney Clawson, Sarah Buxton, and Matt Dragstrem.