Warner/Chappell Music Signs New Worldwide Publishing Agreement With Grammy Award-Winning Songwriter, Producer and Singer Barry Gibb
Gibb co-founded the Bee Gees in 1958 with his brothers, Robin and Maurice, and they became the most successful vocal trio of all time. As a member of one of the best-selling groups in history, Gibb's incredible career has spanned five decades and has yielded more than 19 No. 1 records in North America.
In making the announcement, Dave Johnson, CEO of Warner/Chappell Music, said, "Barry is one of the premier pop artists of our time, whose songwriting talent and production abilities have contributed to the success of numerous hit projects. We are honored to work with an artist of his caliber and we are thrilled with his choice to stay with Warner/Chappell Music."
Gibb added, "I am very proud to continue my ongoing relationship with Warner/Chappell and I look forward to a very exciting and mutually rewarding musical adventure."
Gibb, along with his brothers, co-wrote the featured songs for the film "Saturday Night Fever," which became the number one soundtrack of all time. It is his falsetto which created the trademark sound. The Bee Gees are the only group to write, sing and co-produce six consecutive No. 1 singles in a row. Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson also took part in this collaboration. The Gibb brothers are the first songwriters ever to have five songs in the top ten simultaneously. In addition, they are the only British songwriters to have No. 1 records for four consecutive decades. Their greatest honors include their International Songwriters Hall of Fame, multiple Lifetime Achievement Awards from organizations such as the World, American and British Music Awards, the Australian Record Industry Hall of Fame, Golden Europa Awards, the Ivor Novello Fellowship Award, an additional Grammy Legend Award, and a "CBE" (Commander of the British Empire).
About Warner/Chappell Music
Warner/Chappell Music is WMG's award-winning global music publishing company. The Warner/Chappell Music catalog included standards such as "Happy Birthday To You," "Rhapsody in Blue," "Winter Wonderland," the songs of Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin, as well as the music of Dido, Dr. Dre, Eric Clapton, Green Day, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Nickelback, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sheryl Crow, T.I. and others. Warner/Chappell Music is a leader in creating innovative strategies for marketing and promoting its songwriters and their music. The company's extensive catalog makes it a natural first stop for A&R executives and record producers, feature film and television production companies, and others looking to record or license some of the world's greatest music.