Universal Music Publishing Group Sign New Global Deal With Stone Temple Pilots

Apr 08, 2010, 15:42 ET from Universal Music Publishing Group

LOS ANGELES, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) today announced it has signed a world-wide publishing deal with front-man Scott Weiland and renewed/extended their exclusive, publishing administration agreement with Stone Temple Pilots' brothers Robert DeLeo (bass guitar, vocals) and Dean DeLeo (guitar), and Eric Kretz (drums, percussion). The publishing deal encompasses the band's entire catalogue, including their upcoming self-titled, sixth-studio album which hits stores on May 25th.

The publishing deal encompasses such notable recordings as the No. 1 charting songs on the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts "Plush" (which also won a GRAMMY for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1993); "Interstate Love Song," "Vasoline," "Big Bang Baby" and "Trippin' On A Hole In a Paper Heart," as well as Top 10 songs "Creep," "Big Empty," "Lady Picture Show," "Tumble in the Rough," "Down," "Sour Girl," "Days of the Week," and "All in the Suit That You Wear," among others.  

Said David Renzer, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group: "We are so thrilled to now be representing the entire band, as Stone Temple Pilots have made a brilliant new album and are one of the seminal rock artists of our generation."

"Stone Temple Pilots are one of the most iconic and thought-provoking live acts to emerge from American rock and roll of the 90's," said Tom Sturges, Head of Creative, Universal Music Publishing Group. "With their new album they continue the tradition of great songwriting and remarkable performance. I am thrilled that Scott Weiland has joined the DeLeo Brothers and Eric Kretz here at UMPG. We look forward to working very closely with STP, Dana Dufine, and Atlantic Records in bringing this striking and artistic new album to the world."

"We are so excited about working closely with David, Tom, and the entire Universal Music Publishing Group," said Dana Dufine, management.

The group's new track "Between the Lines" entered as the Hot Shot Debut on Billboard's Rock Songs at #10 and now after only 2 weeks is #3, which marked STP's 20th song on the Alternative Songs chart. STP kicked off their North American tour with a special SXSW showcase at famed Austin Music Hall on March 18th.

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SOURCE Universal Music Publishing Group