Diane Warren Signs With BMG

Diane Warren. Photo: Emily Schur

Songwriter Diane Warren has signed global publishing and recording deals with BMG, where BMG will administer Warren’s entire songwriting catalog (excluding the United States and Canada) under her Realsongs umbrella. BMG will also release an upcoming album which will feature several artists performing Warren’s latest songs.

Warren, one of music’s most celebrated songwriters, had earned nine No. 1 hits and 32 Top 10 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. She is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, an 11-time Academy Award nominee with songs featured in more than 100 motion pictures, and has earned Grammys, Emmys and Golden Globes. She is a five-time ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year honoree, and also earned ASCAP’s Country Songwriter of the Year and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Among the hits Warren has penned include “Because You Loved Me” (Celine Dion), “Can’t Fight The Moonlight” (LeAnn Rimes), “How Do I Live” (by both LeAnn Rimes and Trisha Yearwood), “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” (Whitney Houston), “I Learned From The Best” (Whitney Houston), “Love Can Move Mountains” (Celine Dion), “Can’t Take That Away” (Mariah Carey), “Chasin’ The Wind” (Chicago), “Have You Ever” (Brandy), “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” (Aerosmith) and numerous others hits.

Warren said, “I’m thrilled with my new deal at BMG. I love the BMG team. They have hit the ground running! There is so much already happening that I know this year is going to be amazing. To say I’ve never felt so much enthusiasm and excitement is an understatement. It’s great to have a team behind me like this. This is just the beginning of a fantastic journey filled with hits!!”

Thomas Scherer, BMG EVP, Repertoire & Marketing, Los Angeles, said, “Diane is one in a million. She is exactly what a global publisher like BMG wants and needs. Her catalog is full of evergreen titles written 100% by herself, a catalog of beautiful and unreleased treasures, to pitch to artists around the world for synch at film, TV, and commercials. Every day she is writing new smash hit songs. The entire publishing team at BMG is proud and honored to be at service for the one and only Diane Warren.”

John Loeffler, BMG EVP, Repertoire & Marketing, New York, said, “A world-renowned songwriter, with honors in every imaginable category, Diane has never actually placed her own name on the cover of an album before! Featuring a ‘Who’s Who’ of A-list artists collaborating and performing her new songs, this album is the break-through record she so richly deserves. Fans will remember these songs forever and we are thrilled to be part of this historic release.”

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