Warner/Chappell, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has acquired the copyrights of film scores from hundreds of Miramax movies, including
Terms of the deal, announced Tuesday morning, were not disclosed.
The acquisition includes the publishing rights as well as the master recordings of scores in Miramax's entire catalog of more than 700 films.
"The digital age continues to create new ways for music to be licensed, whether it's on
Warner/Chappell is one of the world's largest music publishers, with a catalog of more than a million songs, including "Happy Birthday to You," "Winter Wonderland," as well as current hits such as "Just the Way You Are,” written by
Miramax's library includes works from composers Howard Leslie Shore, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Gabriel Yared and Rachel Portman, all of whom have won
Founded in 1979, Miramax was sold by
"We are very pleased with this agreement, which ensures the music from the iconic Miramax film library is further nurtured by the outstanding and innovative music industry experts at Warner/Chappell, and enables us to continue to focus on our studio and our films, our core creative product," Miramax's senior vice president of business development and strategy, Mitzi Reaugh, said in a statement.