Kasabian cement deeper publishing relationship with Sony/ATV

Kasabian cement deeper publishing relationship with Sony/ATV
Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its long-term worldwide deal with Kasabian, the UK rock band, and their principal songwriter Sergio Pizzorno.
The new deal covers Kasabian’s catalogue plus future releases, as well as songs written by Pizzorno for creative projects outside the group.
The band released their self-titled first studio album 10 years ago. Since then, they have become established as one of the UK’s best-selling acts in contemporary music. Their last four albums all debuted at No. 1 in the UK.
In February, they also snapped up three awards, including the NME Awards’ best British band and best album for 48:13 (the cleverly titled recording via Columbia Records/Sony Music that describes the album’s total running time). They were then hailed Best Live Act in the World Today at the 2014 Q Awards in London.
“We are proud to have signed this new deal with Kasabian. Serge has an incredible catalogue of songs with so much more still to come and he should be rightfully acknowledged as one of the best contemporary British songwriters around,” Sony/ATV UK managing director and president of European creative Guy Moot says.
Comprising Pizzorno, Tom Meighan, Chris Edwards and Ian Matthews, the band were formed in the UK city Leicester in 1997. They achieved a chart breakthrough in 2004 with the single Club Foot, one of four UK Top 20 hits on their debut album Kasabian.
The band’s most recent studio album 48:13 came out in 2014, a year in which they headlined the main Pyramid stage at the Glastonbury Festival.
[Juliana Koranteng]