Warner Chappell Music has announced a music publishing partnership with Kevin Hart’s HARTBEAT.
The first of its kin partnership will see WCM administering all music composition rights for the media company – past, present, and future. WCM will also help build HARTBEAT’s music catalog across HARTBEAT Studios, HARTBEAT Media, and PULSE. WCM says it will provide additional creative support for a variety of music projects and access to its songwriting talent and production music library.
“This deal was made possible with the support of our Co-Chairs Guy Moot and Carianne Marshall, and we’re all very proud that HARTBEAT is entrusting us as their first published partner,” says WCM Senior Vice President of Creative Services, Ashley Winton. “We have an exciting opportunity to not only administer their music, but also cultivate connections with our songwriters for future projects.”
“HARTBEAT is thrilled to partner with leading global publisher Warner Chappell Music to develop and build out a first-of-its-kind HARTBEAT music library,” adds HARTBEAT President & Chief Distribution Officer, Jeff Clanagan. “This partnership marks a pivotal moment for HARTBEAT as the company looks to build out its own music publishing arm as a part of our larger brand IP.”
“Kevin and I go way back having grown up in Philly together, and it’s an honor to be able to help him build HARTBEAT’s music publishing business from the ground-up,” adds WCM President of North America, Ryan Press. “Expanding into music is a natural next step, and all of us at Warner Chappell are looking forward to working with him, Jeff, Bobby, and team to bring their creative vision to life.”
HARTBEAT Studios is behind the financing, development, and production of film and TV content. Meanwhile, HARTBEAT Media connects consumers around the world through events, gaming, music publishing, web3 initiatives, and an expansive distribution network.
PULSE serves as the company’s branded entertainment studio and as a creative and cultural consultancy to top brands. HARTBEAT’s flagship consumer brand, the LOL! Network, reaches audiences across its O&O social media, audio, and OTT partners.