Warner Chappell Music Phl, ABS-CBN Music sign publishing deal

INIGO Pascual

Warner Chappell Music Philippines announced that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with ABS-CBN Music, under ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc.

The deal grants Warner Chappell Music global publishing administration rights to the entire song catalogue of ABS-CBN Music that will open new markets and opportunities for local composers.

ABS-CBN Music has been at the cutting edge of the Filipino music scene and is among the most influential music companies in the country that promotes original Filipino compositions to the rest of the world. It has more than 300 songwriters in its roster as well as thousands of songs in its catalogue.

YENG Constantino

The ABS-CBN Music catalogue includes the biggest Philippine pop songs that has been highly popular in the country since the late 1970s — by beloved Filipino composers, such as Freddie Aguilar, George Canseco, Mike Hanopol, and Rey Valera, including timeless Filipino classics, such as “Anak,” “Jeproks (Laki Sa Layaw),” “Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko,” and “Kastilyong Buhangin” to name a few, as well as iconic hits like “Awitin Mo, Isasayaw Ko” by Joey De Leon and Marvic Sotto and “May Bukas Pa” by Charo Unite and Ernesto de la Pena.

It also includes recent hits by today’s best composers, such as “Dahil Sa ‘Yo” by Inigo Pascual and Gabriel Tagadtad, “Hawak Kamay” by Yeng Constantino, “Malaya” by Moira de la Torre, “Mr. Right” by Christian Martinez, “Nanghihinayang” by Larry Hermoso, “Patuloy Ang Pangarap” by Jonathan Manalo, and winning songs of the Himig Handog music competitions, such as “Hanggang” by Ronnie and Gigi Cordero, “Kung Ako Na Lang Sana” by Soc Villanueva, and “Mabagal” by Dan Martel Tañedo.

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