THE lucrative back catalogue belonging to Cranberries’ songwriters Noel Hogan and Dolores O’Riordan is to move to the Warner/Chappell Music UK publishing group, it has been announced.
Dolores and Noel have signed a publishing partnership with the UK arm of Warner’s global music publishing company, home to Paolo Nutini, London Grammar, Muse and more.
The deal covers a more than ten year body of work that includes mega-selling albums Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? and No Need To Argue.
The agreement covers the period between 1993-2004 - the Cranberries’ most fruitful, with five multi-million selling albums - up to 40 million in sales approximately - and includes the publishing rights to monster hits such as Linger, Zombie and Dreams.
Richard Manners, managing director of Warner/Chappell UK said late last week that the company was “delighted to provide a home for the works of Dolores and Noel, and I am especially happy to be reunited with their amazing music having signed the band’s original publishing deal at the start of their career.
“This is a distinctive catalogue, melodically and lyrically, and their huge international success has given it a truly global reach.
“They continue to be popular and highly respected musicians today, and we look forward to working with them and their management team to create new opportunities for their outstanding compositions and build on their already impressive career,” he added.
A spokesperson for Dolores confirmed that the deal had been signed, while her manager PJ O’Riordan said: “We are really looking forward to collaborating with Warner/Chappell who have assembled an incredible team who share our values, passion and creativity for the band’s past works. I believe this will be a mutually successful and exciting journey for both parties.”