Warner Music Group has announced a global partnership with Madonna that encompasses a new agreement for her entire recorded music catalog.
Madonna will be returning to Sire/Maverick/Warner, along with her Sire/Maverick/Warner catalogue and her three latest studio albums, MDNA (Madonna), Rebel Heart (Madame X), which were originally released by Interscope Records, but will join the Warner catalog starting in 2025. Madonna left Interscope Records in 2020.
Warner has announced that its agreement with Madonna includes 17 studio albums as well as singles and soundtrack recordings.
The deal was executed by Madonna’s longtime manager Guy Oseary of Maverick, Allen Grubman from Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sachs P.C. Richard Feldstein, Madonna’s business manager at NKSFB and Max Lousada (Worm Music Group’s CEO for recorded music),
Warner Music Group has been a great partner in bringing my music and vision to my fans all over the globe with the greatest care and consideration since the beginning. “They have been wonderful partners and I am thrilled to be embarking upon this next chapter together to celebrate my catalog from the past 40 years,” Madonna stated in a statement.
Oseary said: “Over 30 years, I have had the opportunity to meet and spend quality time with many Madonna fans. This new partnership will bring to life what so many have been waiting for: a celebration her legendary catalogue. To bring these iconic works to life, Sara Zambreno, my partner, and I are closely working with Warner Music Group.
Lousada said, “We are honored to form a dynamic new alliance with an incomparable star whose influence is immense and unchangeable on our musical landscape.” “Madonna has influenced the direction of pop and dance music while elevating live performance to new heights in drama and invention. She also uses her celebrity to raise awareness for some of the most pressing social issues and movements. Her four decades of music represent a remarkable body of work that challenges convention. They also serve as a guide for cultural and creative evolution.
Madonna will celebrate the 40th anniversary in 2022 of her recording career. In 1982, she signed her first record deal with Warner’s Sire Records. A “extensive multi-year series” of catalog releases will be launched. Madonna will curate special editions of her iconic albums and release unique releases for special events. This is all being done by Warner’s catalog team.