The new long-term agreement covers not only all the songs he has written since first signing with the company more than a decade ago alongside future works, but Sony/ATV will now additionally look after all his early songs as well. These include Take That classics such as “Back For Good”, “Never Forget” and “Pray” and his initial solo hits, including “Forever Love”.
Sony/ATV UK Managing Director and President of European Creative Guy Moot said: “Gary Barlow is a one-man phenomenon and rightly hailed as one of the greatest ever British songwriters. The songs he has written for Take That have thrilled several generations and contain countless classics, but that is only one part of his incredible story as he also has a flourishing solo career, has written for numerous other artists and now has a successful musical on Broadway.”
Gary Barlow said: “I’ve had an amazing journey over this past decade since first signing with Sony/ATV, which has involved me writing for some amazing artists, the return of Take That and now having a show on Broadway. Sony/ATV have been hugely supportive along the way and I’m excited that they will now be looking after my entire song catalog for the first time.”
Gary Barlow is one of the most successful and decorated British songwriters and recording artists of all time, having penned 13 UK No. 1 singles both with and away from Take That. This is in addition to an extensive number of global hits he has written and performed, while his long list of awards and honors includes six Ivor Novellos and an OBE from the Queen.