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Yes say “yes” to Warner Music rights deal

By | Published on Tuesday 24 January 2023


Warner Music has announced a new deal with the members of Yes to acquire a bunch of rights and revenues in relation to the band’s studio albums that were released by the major’s Atlantic Records label from 1969 through to the late 1980s, as well as various live and compilation albums released since then.

The deal is with Warner’s Global Catalogue Division, the President of which – Kevin Gore – says: “My introduction to Yes came while working at a record store in Ohio in 1983. I loved the ‘90125’ album and went to see the band live, where I was introduced to their catalogue of incredible songs. I’ve been a fan ever since and we’re absolutely THRILLED and deeply honoured that the strong relationship between Yes and Warner Music will continue forever”.

The band add in a joint statement: “The entire Yes family came together and worked enthusiastically with Warner Music Group to secure this historic deal, ensuring that these iconic recordings will continue to be curated in the optimum manner to delight their fans across more than five decades, while also finding and developing new audiences for this timeless music”.