London, UK - Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced an extended agreement with Warner Bros. Records recording band Muse and songwriter / front-man Matthew Bellamy. The new deal covers all of the award-winning group's albums, including the last five number ones ‘Absolution', ‘Black Holes and Revelations’, ‘The Resistance’, ‘The 2nd Law’ and their latest record ‘Drones’ as well as their critically acclaimed debut ‘Showbiz’ and follow-up ‘Origin of Symmetry’.
The band's lead vocalist, guitarist and pianist Matthew Bellamy is also its primary songwriter and lyricist. His songs and the unique sound the band has created have met with critical praise and chart success around the world. The group's latest record topped album, international and iTunes charts in 22 countries around the world and reached top ten chart positions in many other countries. Muse are widely recognised as one of the world's top live acts, they created the official song of the London 2012 Olympics and have received a number of prestigious awards including an Ivor Novello, a Grammy, two BRIT Awards, Q, NME and MTV awards.
Richard Manners, Managing Director, Warner/Chappell Music UK said, “Muse are one of the greatest rock acts in the history of the genre. Matthew is a brilliant songwriter and as a touring band they consistently push the boundaries of their amazing live show. We're very proud to have worked with them for so long and thrilled to be able to extend and broaden our relationship.”
Cameron Strang, Chairman & CEO, Warner/Chappell Music and Warner Bros. Records, commented: “I am delighted that Warner/Chappell will remain home to Muse’s outstanding body of work. We are very proud to have this brilliant band in both the WCM and WBR families, and this agreement strengthens our enduring partnership. We are looking forward to more amazing things from the group in the years ahead, as we continue to work together to develop fresh global opportunities for their music on all fronts.”