Warner Chappell Music has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Juan Pablo Isaza and Juan Pablo Villamil of Latin pop band Morat.
The Colombian band has achieved 36 Platinum certifications worldwide and two Latin Grammy nominations. They have more than 10 million monthly Spotify listeners and tracks with more than 300 million streams.
Both Juan Pablo Isaza & Villamil have also enjoyed songwriting success for acts like Aitana, Cali Y El Dandee, Danna Paola, Juanes, Paulina Rubio, Reik, and Sebastián Yatra. The deal covers future work as well as the pair’s entire back catalog.
The deal was led by Santiago Menéndez-Pidal, President of Warner Chappell Music South Europe; Gustavo Menéndez, President of Warner Chappell Music Latin; Javier Dean and Carmen Picado, A&R Director and A&R Manager for Warner Chappell Music Spain respectively, and Daniel Mora, MD for Warner Chappell Music Colombia.
“We’re delighted to partner with Warner Chappell Music and are proud to have them represent our catalog. They have an incredible global roster, and we’re looking forward to getting the opportunity to collaborate with some of them in the future,” adds Juan Pablo Isaza and Juan Pablo Villamil.
“Morat are one of the most important and influential acts in Latin music, and its an honor to welcome Juan Pablo Isaza and Juan Pablo Villamil into the Warner Chappell Music family,” adds Santiago Menéndez-Pidal, President of Warner Chappell Music South Europe.
“They’ve already had incredible success and have great experience writing for huge international artists, so it’s going to be exciting watching them tap into our global network and work with writers from all over the world,” Menéndez-Pidal adds. “I’d like to thank Gustavo for all his work in helping us get this deal over the line.”
“At Warner Chappell Music, we are big believers in cross-territory collaboration,” adds Gustavo Menéndez, President of Warner Chappell Music Latin.
“By regularly working closely with Santi, Javier, Carmen, and Daniel, we have been able to build a relationship with Juan Pablo Isaza and Juan Pablo Villamil. They are exceptional songwriters, and our Warner Chappell territories around the world will be looking forward to working with them going forward.”
As part of Morat, Juan Pablo Isaza and Juan Pablo Villamil are joined by brothers Simón Vargas and Martín Vargas. The band has been on tour since 2021 and has played over 200 sold-out shows across Spain, Latin America, and Mexico. Morat is currently working on their new album.