Diane Warren Teams With Universal Music

Diane Warren

Revered songwriter Diane Warren has entered into a new agreement with Universal Music Group, which includes a publishing administration component, and has her working as a global A&R consultant for the company’s artists.

UMPG will handle administration of Warren’s Realsongs catalog outside of North America, while she continues to self-administer her copyrights in the U.S.

Among her evergreen hits are “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” “If You Asked Me To,” “Because You Loved Me,” “UnBreak My Heart,” “How Do I Live,” “Don’t Turn Around,” and “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” She has won countless awards, including a 2001 induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

“On the recorded music side, she will now become UMG’s ‘go-to-creative’ person—available to our labels and artists around the globe to write songs that will help to fully realize their potential,” said UMG Chairman & CEO Lucian Grainge.

Today’s announcement was made by Grainge, Universal President & COO Zach Horowitz, Warren, and her manager Merck Mercuriadis.

Warren’s work spans genres and decades, from Beyonce’s new single “I Was Here,” to collaborations with superstars Aerosmith, Elton John, Tina Turner, Faith Hill, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Celine Dion, LeAnn Rimes, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, Cher, Barbra StreisandCarrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, and Britney Spears.

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