Warner Chappell Music announced today that it has entered into an exclusive worldwide publishing deal for the administration of the catalog for Stone Temple Pilot members Robert DeLeo, Dean DeLeo and Eric Kretz.
“Stone Temple Pilots helped to define a distinct rock sound of a decade through their incredible songwriting and eclectic performances, and we’re thrilled to be bringing their catalog back to Warner Chappell Music,” said Greg Sowders, Senior Vice President, A&R, U.S., Warner Chappell Music. “Their work has left an impact on American culture that continues to resonate today.”
Added WCM President of A&R, U.S., Ryan Press: “There’s no overstating the role Stone Temple Pilots played in developing the landmark sound of their era. But it’s the quality of their songwriting perhaps more than anything that has stood the test of time.”
“The support of Greg, Ryan and the whole team at Warner Chappell means so much to us,” said the three members of Stone Temple Pilots. “We’re very excited about the future of this creative collaboration.”
STP saw six of their albums reach the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart. Their 1992 debut album, Core, released on Atlantic Records, attained RIAA certification of 8x platinum. 1994’s Purple hit No. 1 and was ultimately certified 6x platinum. The hard-charging band has sold over 13.5 million albums in the U.S. alone.