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Madonna, Warner Bros. announce global partnership
2021-08-16

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Madonna and Warner Music Group announced a milestone, career-spanning global partnership that includes a new agreement for her entire recorded music catalog.

With global sales of more than 300 million records, Madonna is the best-selling female artist of all time, with countless accolades that include seven Grammy Awards, 24 ASCAP Pop Music Awards and numerous international trophies.

This partnership marks the revitalization of a decades-long relationship with Warner that began with the release of Madonna's debut single in 1982. The deal encompasses her entire Sire/Maverick/Warner catalog, including smash albums such as Madonna, Like a Virgin, True Blue, Like a Prayer and Ray of Light. It also includes her three most recent studio albums—MDNA, Rebel Heart and Madame X—which will join the Warner catalog beginning in 2025.

In total, the new pact includes 17 studio albums plus singles, soundtrack recordings, live albums and compilations.

Warner Chappell Music also globally administers all of Madonna's songwriting work. This features such top-charting hits as "Like A Prayer," "Vogue," "Into the Groove," "La Isla Bonita," "Live to Tell," "True Blue," "Open Your Heart," "Who's That Girl," "Express Yourself," "Lucky Star," "Take A Bow" and many more.

For the first time, Madonna will personally curate expansive deluxe editions for many of her landmark albums, as well as introduce unique releases for special events, and much more. The series of releases will be overseen by Warner Music's catalog team, led by Kevin Gore, President of Global Catalog, Recorded Music, with the first release to be announced soon.

This monumental deal was executed by Madonna's longtime manager Guy Oseary, at Maverick; Allen Grubman, of Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sachs P.C.; her business manager, Richard Feldstein, of NKSFB; and Max Lousada, CEO of recorded music for Warner Music Group.


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