Warner Chappell Music Philippines has signed a global publishing deal with ABS-CBN Music, one of the largest music catalogs in the Philippines.
Warner Chappell Music Philippines has announced the signing of a worldwide publishing agreement with ABS-CBN Music under ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc., which has one of the largest music catalogs in the Philippines. The deal grants Warner Chappell Music global publishing rights to ABS-CBN Music’s entire catalog, which is expected to open up new markets and opportunities for Filipino composers.
At the cutting edge of the Filipino music scene, ABS-CBN Music is among the most influential music companies in the country, promoting original Filipino compositions to the rest of the world. It boasts more than 300 songwriters on its roster and thousands of songs in its catalog.
“This partnership with Warner Chappell Music is a great opportunity for Filipino music and our brilliant songwriters to reach greater heights as ABS-CBN strives to champion Filipino artistry on the global stage,” says ABS-CBN Music head Roxy Liquigan.
The ABS-CBN Music catalog includes the biggest Original Pilipino Music (OPM) hits, a genre of Philippine pop songs prevalent in the country since the late ’70s by beloved composers like Freddie Aguilar, George Canseco, Mike Hanopol, and Rey Valera. It includes timeless Filipino classics like “Anak,” “Jeproks (Laki Sa Layaw),” “Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko,” and “Kastilyong Buhangin.”
The catalog also features hits by today’s best Filipino composers, including “Dahil Sa’Yo” by Inigo Pascual and Gabriel Tagadtad, “Hawak Kamay” by Yeng Constantino, “Malaya” by Moira Dela Torre, “Mr. Right” by Christian Martinez, “Nanghihinayang” by Larry Hermoso, and “Patuloy Ang Pangarap” by Jonathan Manalo. Additionally, winning songs in 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 — call ABS-CBN Music their home.
“ABS-CBN Music has been our key partner in the Philippines for many years. I am very excited for this new deal and can’t wait to evolve our partnership to a new level. Star Music has a strong brand in the region, and we look forward to enhancing that through our global support and expertise,” adds Jacqueline Chong, Managing Director, ASEAN, for Warner Chappell Music.