Universal Acquires Big Life Music Publishing

LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Universal Music Publishing Group has announced the acquisition of Big Life Music Publishing. The Big Life catalog features a number of charting UK artists, including Snow Patrol, Lady Sovereign, Futureheads, Vega 4, Coldcut, Yazz, Lisa Stansfield, Blue Pearl, James Taylor Quartet, Snowboy, Gat Decor, Soup Dragons, The High Fidelity, The Orb, Heather Nova, Oceania, Celetia and Damage.

Snow Patrol alone have sold over seven million albums to date. Signed to Big Life since 2002, the catalogue comprises all songs from the popular Final Straw (Fiction/Polydor) and Eyes Open (Fiction/Polydor) albums, including the hit singles Chasing Cars, Run and You're All I Have.

"Rarely do you find a music company as edgy and diversified as Big Life," stated Connolly. "Jazz and Tim have consistently pushed the creative envelope over many years. We are delighted with the acquisition and of course very proud to represent Snow Patrol."

Founded in 1987 by Jazz Summers and Tim Parry, Big Life Music has been one of the most successful independent music publishers of the last twenty years and embraces a wide and eclectic roster of songwriters covering hits of the past two decades. The Big Life Music catalogue includes over 2000 copyrights.

The acquisition does not include the Big Life's management and records arms. – CelerityAccess Staff Writers

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