Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed Epic Rights as the licensing agent for the Lennon and McCartney song catalogue.
The Lyrics Written by Lennon & McCartney licensing programme will incorporate the lyrics of many of the duo’s most popular songs into licensed products across multiple consumer goods categories.
“For many people the world over, a Beatles’ song instantly transports them to a place, a time, a feeling with huge emotional attachment," said Dell Furano, CEO, Epic Rights.
"Those iconic lyrics, which double as cultural and historical references, also communicate attitudes that are as topical and relevant today as they were in the 1960s."
Rod Kotler, Sony/ATV Music Publishing VP, merchandise and consumer products, added: “The songs of John Lennon and Paul McCartney not only became social anthems for a generation, they have lived on to inspire people of all ages around the globe, regardless of language or geographic location.
“Dell and the Epic Rights team understand the importance of these lyrics, lyrics that live well beyond the songs that first delivered them, and we trust him to develop an appropriate licensing program that respects John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s treasured lyrics.”
Epic Rights will be showcasing opportunities around Lyrics Written by Lennon & McCartney at next week's Licensing Expo.