Murten Singer-Songwriters Sign Publishing Deal With Warner Chappell – Billboard

Juan Pablo Isaza and Juan Pablo Villamil, lead singers and songwriters from Morat, have signed a worldwide publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music. According to the publishing house, the agreement covers future works as well as the duo’s entire back catalog.

“We are delighted to partner with Warner Chappell Music and are proud to have them represent our catalog,” Isaza and Villamil said in a statement. “They have an incredible global roster and we look forward to the opportunity to partner with some of them in the future.”

The deal with Isaza and Villamil was led by Santiago Menendez-PidalPresident of Warner Chappell Music Southern Europe; Gustavo Menendezpresident 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 Morageneral manager of Warner Chappell Music Colombia.

Gustavo Menendez, President of Warner Chappell Music Latin, added, “At Warner Chappell Music, we strongly believe in cross-jurisdictional collaboration. By regularly working closely with Santi, Javier, Carmen and Daniel, we were 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 look forward to working with them in the future.

Isaza and Villamil not only wrote songs for their Colombian folk-pop group, which also includes brothers Martín Vargas and Simón Vargas, but also wrote tracks for artists such as Danna Paola, Juanes, Paulina Rubio, Reik and Sebastián Yatra.

“They’ve already had incredible success and have a lot of experience writing for big international artists, so it’s going to be exciting to see them tap into our global network and work with writers around the world,” Santiago Menendez-Pidal, president of Southern Europe, Warner Chappell Music, said in a statement. “I would like to thank Gustavo for all the work he did to help us get this deal done.”

With over 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify, Morat, who recently renewed his recording contract with Universal Music Spain, is currently touring while working on a new album, which will follow last year’s. A Donde Vamos? as well as their 2018 Latin Grammy nominated LP Balas Perdidas.

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