Imagine Dragons Signs With Warner Chappell Music – Billboard


Imagine Dragons, one of the most successful rock bands of the past decade, has signed a global administration deal with Warner Chappell Music (WCM).

“Songwriting has always been at the heart of everything we do as a band,” Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds said in a statement. “We’re excited to have great partners with our friends at Warner Chappell as we move into this next chapter.” The band had previously been signed to Universal Music Group Publishing. 

WCM co-chair/CEO Guy Moot and co-chair/COO Carianne Marshall added in a joint statement, “For more than 10 years, Imagine Dragons has not only reached but maintained global stardom and connected with fans on a universal level. The band is the perfect example of what happens when you successfully work across genres and mediums to create a wide range of crossover hits. We’re lucky to be on this ride with them and excited for the journey ahead.”

Since releasing its self-titled EP in 2009 and subsequently signing with KIDinaKORNER/Interscope, Imagine Dragons has landed five albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Among its top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 are 2012’s “Radioactive” and “Demons,” 2017’s “Believer” and 2021’s “Enemy” (with J.I.D).

According to WCM, the group has accumulated more than 160 billion streams, as well as four RIAA diamond singles.

WCM vp of A&R Jon Chen added, “Imagine Dragons is in a league of their own when it comes to their songwriting instincts and skills. They’ve successfully built a diverse catalog that has defined an entire era of pop and alt-rock. We’re so proud that they’ve chosen us as their publishing partners and know there’s many more No. 1 hits to come.” 

Imagine Dragons’ most recent project was the Rick Rubin-produced two-part opus Mercury Act 1, released in 2021, and Mercury Act 2, released in 2022.  Among the acts Imagine Dragons have collaborated with are Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa.


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