Deep Emotions Publishing, a joint-venture with Universal Music Publishing has announced that it will administer the impressive Elvis Presley music catalogue in India and SAARC countries with effect form 1 January 2012.
The Presley catalogue includes over a thousand songs that have been recorded by the Rock 'n' Roll King, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole and other legendary entertainers. It is co-owned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc and the families of the late, great publishing giants, Jean and Julian Aberbach. The timeless hits in the catalogue include "All Shook Up," "Love Me Tender," "A Little Less Conversation," "Jailhouse Rock," "Return to Sender," and "Can't Help Falling in Love," among many others that are among the most sought-after for commercials, television shows, movie trailers and soundtracks around the world.
Deep Emotions managing director Achille Forle said, "Over the last 15 years, against all odds, Deep Emotions has focused exclusively on music publishing. This focus, together with the accuracy and transparency of our reporting, has won for us the trust of owners of some of the greatest music repertoire on earth. The addition of the Elvis Presley catalogue is a crowning moment for the company, the greatest Christmas gift any music publisher could wish for. We are thankful to Elvis Presley Enterprises and to our partner Imagem for entrusting us the task to ensure that the songs of "The King" continue to reverberate in hearts and with brands across South Asia."
Recently Imagem Music USA and Elvis Presley Music/Gladys Music announced a worldwide music publishing deal for representation of the Elvis Presley catalogue. Deep Emotions Publishing represents Imagem Music in India.
In a joint statement, Imagem Music Group CEO André de Raaff and Imagem Music USA president Richard Stumpf said, "Elvis Presley defines Rock 'n' Roll, and his songs are loved all over the world. We are thrilled and honored to represent such a legendary body of work on a global basis, where we will ensure the songs are promoted and managed in a manner suitable for the King."
Recently Presley musical works like, "A Little Less Conversation" was included in the Dreamworks animated film Megamind; "Can't Help Falling in Love" is featured in the current film, Like Crazy; "Jailhouse Rock" was utilized for a television commercial for Fiat and in Dharma Productions' "We Are Family"; and "Fever" could be heard in a spot for Brazil's leading fashion retailer C&A, just to name a few. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. president and CEO Jack Soden said, "We are grateful that Elvis created such a significant amount of music during his lifetime. It's impressive how it continues to resonate with people around the world as new generations discover the King of Rock 'n' Roll."