The Grateful Dead have signed a new global administration deal via their publishing company Ice Nine. The announcement today that the band’s material will now be under the supervision of Warner Chappell which will cover the legendary jamband’s entire body of work of nearly 200 original songs, including many of the Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter collaborations and legendary Bob Weir songs like “Sugar Magnolia.” As always the band will continue to release material from their archives through a longstanding pact with Warner Music’s Rhino Records.
“The legacy of the Grateful Dead is unparalleled in the history of American music and culture,” said Warner Chappell Music co-chair & CEO Guy Moot and co-chair & COO Carianne Marshall. “Their songs, which began as revolutionary touchstones for a generation of music fans, have now entered the modern musical canon of timeless classics. At the same time, their pioneering musicianship set a new standard in musical creativity and improvisation, opening doors to new sounds and experiences.”
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