Imagine Dragons Inks Global Administration Deal With Warner Chappell: ‘There’s Many More No. 1 Hits To Come’

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(l to r): Warner Chappell Music president for North America Ryan Press, Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds, WCM VP of A&R Jon Chen, and WCM SVP of A&R and catalog Greg Sowders. Photo Credit: Warner Chappell Music

Warner Chappell has officially inked a global administration deal with Las Vegas-based Imagine Dragons.

The four-piece act and the Warner Music Group-owned publishing company emailed DMN about the newly signed agreement today. Imagine Dragons, Warner Chappell emphasized in the corresponding announcement message, has moved north of 74 million album equivalents and generated over 160 billion streams since arriving on the scene in 2008.

Building upon the points, Warner Chappell VP of A&R Jon Chen in a statement expressed the belief that “there’s many more No. 1 hits to come” for the group behind “Believer,” “Demons,” and “Thunder.”

“Imagine Dragons is in a league of their own when it comes to their songwriting instincts and skills,” communicated the former BMG exec Chen. “They’ve successfully built a diverse catalog that has defined an entire era of pop and alt-rock. We’re so proud that they’ve chosen us as their publishing partners and know there’s many more No. 1 hits to come.”

And in remarks of his own, Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds, whose band is set to release a soundtrack for their Hulu film Imagine Dragons: Live in Vegas on Friday, expressed excitement about moving “into this next chapter.”

“Songwriting has always been at the heart of everything we do as a band,” explained the 36-year-old. “We’re excited to have great partners with our friends at Warner Chappell as we move into this next chapter.”

Lastly, Warner Chappell co-chair and CEO Guy Moot as well as co-chair and COO Carianne Marshall said in a joint comment: “For more than ten years, Imagine Dragons has not only reached but maintained global stardom and connected with fans on a universal level. The band is the perfect example of what happens when you successfully work across genres and mediums to create a wide range of crossover hits. We’re lucky to be on this ride with them and excited for the journey ahead.”

About one month back, Universal Music Publishing Group signed singer-songwriter Niall Horan to a global publishing deal, whereas Warner Chappell finalized a pact with Ice Spice producer RIOTUSA.

More recently, Lyric Capital’s Spirit Music Group earlier in July announced a tie-up with veteran songwriter Autumn Rowe, who said that she was “grateful for the opportunity to continue doing what I love with such a supportive and respected group of music publishers.”