Tuesday 17 August 2010, 11:37 | By

Coldplay re-sign to Universal Publishing


Universal’s music publishing company yesterday confirmed it had renewed its relationship with Coldplay, having been the band’s publishers since 1999.

Universal Music Publishing already oversee the band’s songs catalogue, including all those indie pop classics like, erm, you know, that one, err, the slightly whiny one. Oh that’s right, that’s all of them. Well, under the new deal Universal will enjoy rights over all of Coldplay’s future whininess too. This is a cause for celebration.

And look, here’s Universal Publishing UK top man Paul Connolly celebrating. He told CMU: “Coldplay define all that’s great about music today. They’re incredibly talented, they write fantastic songs, and they deliver amazing shows to their fans. They’ve sold over 50 million albums worldwide and their huge success is entirely deserved. We’re obviously very proud to be Coldplay’s publisher so it’s great that we’ve been able to extend our relationship with them in this way”.


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