Warner/Chappell dates its origins back to 1811 and the formation of Chappell & Company, a music publishing house and instrument store on London's Bond Street, making it the oldest company in the WMG family. Its legendary music publishing catalog makes Warner/Chappell a natural first stop for A&R executives and record producers, feature film and television production companies and others looking to record or license some of the world's greatest music. We also administer the music and soundtracks of several third-party television and film producers and studios, including Lucasfilm, Ltd., Hallmark Entertainment and Disney Music Publishing.
In 2007, Warner/Chappell acquired Non-Stop Music, a leader in the fast-growing, high-margin music production business serving the professional world of movies, TV shows, commercials, trailers and radio. In April of 2012, Warner/Chappell Production Music launched, uniting Non-Stop music with all of Warner/Chappell Musicís award-winning production music houses, including 615 Music, Groove Addicts, Full Tilt and CPM. As part of the launch, Warner/Chappell unveiled a new website ( www.warnerchappellpm.com ) which allows visitors to easily and intuitively search its production music catalogs from a single source, for quick and direct access to Warner/Chappell Production Musicís extensive catalog.
Warner/Chappell continues to win accolades from clients and the music industry at large, winning ASCAPís Publisher of the Year honor in 2012. A total of 19 ASCAP awards were given to Warner Music Groupís publishing arm in early 2012 at a Los Angeles ceremony, including the coveted ĎSong of the Year,í which was presented to Bruno Mars and Khalil "Cassius D. Kalb" Walton for "Just the Way You Are."