NEW YORK, NY (February 18, 2015) – Eddie Van Halen and Alex Van Halen of the legendary rock group Van Halen have signed an exclusive worldwide deal with Atlas Music Publishing, as announced today by Richard Stumpf, CEO of Atlas Music Publishing. The agreement covers the entire Van Halen catalog (excluding the most recent album), and includes multiple hit singles and albums that have collectively sold close to 90 million copies worldwide, making the group one of the best-selling musical artists in history. The landmark deal with Atlas marks the first time Van Halen’s music has been published by an independent music publishing company.
Richard Stumpf commented: “Van Halen were the reason I first became an avid music fan, so it is both professionally and personally humbling to have Ed and Al join the Atlas family. Not many can say they defined a sound that would change the course of rock history – the Van Halens can. We are honored that these musical pioneers have chosen us to represent their songs for years to come. We will help ensure that new generations of music listeners are keenly aware of just how important Van Halen is to the music world and how incredible their songwriting is. Nobody combines melody and musicianship like Ed and Al.”
The Van Halen catalog epitomizes and pioneered good-time rock and roll songs that are relatable, crowd anthems constructed with a strong sense of melody and musicianship. Through the deal, Atlas Music Publishing will now administer such all-time favorites as: “Everybody Wants Some!”; “Runnin’ With the Devil”; “Hot for Teacher”; “Unchained”; “Dance the Night Away”; “Panama”; “Jump”; “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love”;“Eruption” and many more.
ABOUT ATLAS MUSIC PUBLISHING
Founded by Richard Stumpf (CEO) in 2013, Atlas Music Publishing is a service-oriented, digital market minded alternative to big box, high volume music publishing. Atlas was built on the belief that “Bigger is not better. Better is better.” Bringing together a team of veteran music publishing executives with proven track records, the company currently represents songs performed by top stars including Madonna, John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Luke Bryan, Keyshia Cole, Hillary Duff, Icona Pop, Prince Royce and Colbie Caillat. The company boasts a roster of hit-makers that spans multiple genres including Toby Gad, Printz Board, Dan the Automator, Jeff Cohen, and Ashley Gorley as well as emerging artists Falls, Street Joy, TDot, and Daniel and the Lion, amongst others. Well-funded by a mix of long-term strategic and financial partners with access to up to $400 million in capital, Atlas provides its writers with on the ground representation in every global territory, with its global headquarters based in New York. For more information, visit www.atlasmusicgroup.com. For breaking news updates and behind-the-scenes information follow @Atlasmusicpub on Twitter.
Atlas Media contact:
Black Market Creative
Van Halen Media contact:
Janie Van Halen
High Profile Media