Coldplay sign long-term deal with Warner Music ahead of Music Of The Spheres release

Coldplay have put pen to paper on a new long-term deal with Warner Music ahead of the release of their new album Music Of The Spheres.

The new agreement sees Coldplay continue their relationship with Parlophone UK - who originally signed the band back in 1999 – and Atlantic in the US, with whom the band have been signed since the release of 2014’s Ghost Stories.

"We are super happy to sign with Max, Tony, Mitch, Nick, Julie and everyone at Parlophone, Atlantic and Warner Music, and their worldwide teams,” said Coldplay. “It’s a privilege to work with such passionate, dedicated people and we are really grateful to have that be our band’s home”

Max Lousada, CEO, Warner Recorded Music, added: “Coldplay became the biggest band on the planet by constantly challenging themselves and reinventing their sound. They’ve always been great champions of their fellow artists, and their new collaboration with BTS is just the latest example of their boundary-crossing influence and inspiration.

“We’re honoured that Chris, Guy, Will, and Jonny have chosen to renew their partnership with Warner as they continue to make music of amazing creativity and originality, while delighting their millions of fans across the globe.”

Music Of The Spheres, which is released on October 15, was preceded by the hit single My Universe, which entered the US singles chart at No.1 and is currently No.6 on Global Spotify and No.5 on Apple Global. To date, the band has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and won seven Grammy Awards.

The new deal follows a flurry of major career-spanning deals with David Bowie, Madonna and David Guetta.

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