Warner Chappell inks sub-publishing offer with estate of famous Belgian vocalist Jacques Brel
Warner Chappell Music [523 articles]”>Warner Chappell Music (WCM) hasactually signed a aroundtheworld (excluding Belgium) sub-publishing administration offer with the estate of renowned Belgian singer-songwriter, star and director Jacques Brel.
Brel’s music profession covered more than 2 years, and he endedupbeing recognized as the ‘master of chanson’, a lyric-driven design of French music.
He won affection from the likes of David Bowie, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Terry Jacks and Shirley Bassey, amongst those who taped English language variations of his tunes.
Some of his most popular tunes in the English-speaking world are Ne me quitte pas (‘If You Go Away’) and Le Moribond (‘Seasons In The Sun’).
The offer was signed with Éditions Jacques Brel, represented by the songwriter’s child France Brel.
In December 2021, Warner Chappell Music [523 articles]”>WCM UK restored its international offer with the estate of singer-songwriter, George Michael.
At WCM France, Nathalie Monnet was justrecently called as its Legal Director, while Lucie Sort took on the function of Finance and Administration Director.
“Today France Brel honoured us by finalizing this contract.”
Matthieu Tessier, WCM France
Matthieu Tessier, Managing Director, WCM France, stated: “Today France Brel honoured us by finalizing this arrangement which will see Warner Chappell Music broaden its work to cover the huge bulk of Jacques Brel’s collection.
“We currently co-published 16 of his remarkable works, and our French and worldwide groups worked hand in hand with France Brel to promote these tunes in methods that shown the spirit of Jacques’ work.
“It is one of the most prominent French tune collections that Warner Chappell Music is honoured to represent aroundtheworld, a really proud minute for our group, and for myself as Managing Director of Warner Chappell Music France.
“I’d like to thank France Brel for her trust and I can ensure her that we’ll continue working every day on making this splendid brochure recognized all over the world.”
“To indication a sub-publishing administration contract with Warner Chappell Music France is the next chapter of a story that started in 1962.”
France Brel, included: “To indication a sub-publishing administration contract with Warner Chappell Music France is the next chapter of a story that started in 1962.
“That year, at the demand of her hubby, Jacques Brel, my mom developed the music publishing business Pouchenel in Brussels.
“Over the years, as my daddy’s tunes showed to be a success, demands to usage them continued to boost and ‘Ne Me Quitte Pas’ started to travel the world.
“Since 1981, working togetherwith my mom, I endedupbeing conscious of the intricacy of music publishing, and I made the associate of our partners consistingof Warner Chappell Music France. From 2004, we worked together more carefully when we signed a co-publishing contract.
“In 2006, my mom handed me the reins of Éditions Pouchenel, which then endedupbeing Les Éditions Jacques Brel. What an remarkable present!
Brel continued: “For lotsof years now my daddy’s tunes haveactually been sung all over the world. To represent his work and thinkabout circulation choices in the complex world of publishing needs an comprehensive global network.
“At this phase in my life, I am extremely delighted to delegate the Warner Music Group [1,942 articles]”>Warner Chappell groups to worldwide represent, exterior Belgium, the administration of the Éditions Brel tunes, developed 60 years earlier.
“Through this contract, I hope that Jacques Brel’s tunes, thanks to the effective universal feelings they communicate, will continue in the future as in the previous, to create levelofsensitivity and deep mankind in the hearts of artists and the public aroundtheworld, like pearls of rain from nations where it doesn’t rain (“Des perles de pluies places de pays où il ne pleut pas’’).”Music Business Worldwide
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