Madonna Brings Catalogue To Warner Music, Reissues On The Way
Madonna has celebrated her birthday with the announcement that Warner Music have secured the rights to her back catalogue and will be launching a series of expansive deluxe editions of her landmark albums. The singer, who remains the top-selling female artist of all time and who launched her career with Warner, has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, won seven Grammys and dozens of other major awards, including 24 ASCAP Pop Music awards, MTV VMAs, Brits, Ivor Novellos, Junos and more, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. Madonna’s compositions are already administered globally by Warner Chappell Music publishing, so the move brings her entire solo music catalog under one roof.
Madonna said. “Since the very beginning, Warner Music Group has helped bring my music and vision to all my fans around the world with the utmost care and consideration. They have been amazing partners, and I am delighted to be embarking on this next chapter with them to celebrate my catalogue from the last 40 years.”
The deal, which comes in advance of next year’s 40th anniversary of Madonna’s debut single, spans her entire Sire/Maverick/Warner catalogue, including landmark pop albums Madonna, Like A Virgin, True Blue, Like A Prayer and Ray Of Light. According to a statement, the deal “heralds the launch next year of an extensive, multi-year series of catalogue releases that will revisit the groundbreaking music that made her an international icon.” Madonna will personally curate expansive deluxe editions for many of her landmark albums, as well as introduce unique releases for special events, and more. The first release will be announced soon.
Madonna’s longtime manager Guy Oseary said: “Over the past 30 years, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet and spend time with many of Madonna’s incredible fans, and this new partnership will bring to fruition what so many of them have been patiently waiting for: a celebration of her groundbreaking catalogue. My partner Sara Zambreno and I are working closely with Warner Music Group to bring new life to these iconic works.”