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WARNER CHAPPELL TAKES A TRIP WITH THE DEAD

The Grateful Dead’s publishing company Ice Nine has a new home: Warner Chappell Music. The Dead and WCM have entered into a global publishing agreement with that covers the group’s 170 compositions, and studio and live recordings.

“The legacy of the Grateful Dead is unparalleled in the history of American music and culture,” said Warner Chappell Music Co-Chair & CEO Guy Moot and Co-Chair & COO Carianne Marshall. “It’s a rare privilege and sacred trust for all of us at Warner Chappell to represent the Dead catalog and to continue to bring their music to their extraordinary fanbase while introducing them to whole new generations of followers.”

Alongside their virtuosic musicianship, the Grateful Dead were gifted composers and arrangers, most frequently in collaboration with their primary lyricist, Robert Hunter, who passed away last September.

Of the band’s 170 compositions, 61 were penned by the duo of Robert Hunter and the late Jerry Garcia, among them “Casey Jones,” “Uncle John’s Band,” “Friend of the Devil” and “Dark Star.”

Each copy of the new contract was accompanied by a tab of Orange Sunshine.

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