NEW YORK (VIP NEWS) — Eddie Van Halen and Alex Van Halen of legendary rock group Van Halen have signed an exclusive worldwide deal with Atlas Music Publishing.
The agreement covers the entire Van Halen catalogue (excluding the most recent album), and includes multiple hit singles and albums that have collectively sold close to 90 million copies worldwide, making the group one of the best-selling musical artists in history.
The landmark deal with Atlas also marks the first time Van Halen’s music has been published by an independent music publishing company.
CEO of Atlas Music Publishing Richard Stumpf commented: “Van Halen were the reason I first became an avid music fan, so it is both professionally and personally humbling to have Ed and Al join the Atlas family. Not many can say they defined a sound that would change the course of rock history – the Van Halens can.
We are honored that these musical pioneers have chosen us to represent their songs for years to come. We will help ensure that new generations of music listeners are keenly aware of just how important Van Halen is to the music world and how incredible their song writing is. Nobody combines melody and musicianship like Ed and Al.” –According to MusicWeek