David Guetta, one of the biggest figures in global music, with some 50 million record sales and more than 14 billion streams to his name, has entered into a career-spanning, groundbreaking new agreement with Warner Music. The worldwide pact sees Warner Music acquire Guettas legendary recorded music catalogue from the last two decades, as well as ink a new deal for future recordings.
Guetta has been one of the defining influences in electronic music and dance culture since the beginning of the millennium, as both a game-changing recording artist and record-breaking live performer. He has worked with some of the biggest artists in the world, including Bruno Mars, Jason Derulo, J Balvin, Justin Bieber, Little Mix, Martin Garrix, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Saweetie, Sia, and many more. His award-winning career includes two prestigious Grammy Awards. As of today, Guetta is the eighth most listened to artist in the world (by monthly listeners on Spotify).
Even during the global pandemic, Guetta has had an extraordinarily busy year, with recent hit singles including Bed with Joel Corry and Raye, and Heartbreak Anthem with Galantis and Little Mix, both of which have been Top 10 hits around the world. Hes also just released Shine Your Light with Master KG and Akon.
In total, Guetta has unveiled eight new tracks in the first five months of 2021. There is much more new music to come, including a new single in July. With his team, he also set up some massive live streams. These United At Home performances from Dubai, Miami, New York, and Paris were viewed by more than 125 million people across the globe and raised more than US$1.6 million for various charities.
David Guetta says: Im super excited about the new music Im working on. And even more excited that I have started to play all this new music live to my fans again and they are loving it. This is the right time to renew my creative partnership with my trusted team at Warner Music. This deal is about having the best people around me to ensure I can keep innovating with exciting new projects, while also working my extensive catalogue and continuing to build my career.
Jean-Charles Carré, David Guettas business partner and manager, adds: A lot of people approached us to express interest in Davids catalogue. We decided to continue our partnership with Warner because they have a knowledge of and passion for Davids music, with a global team thats constantly working to place it in new contexts. Were super-excited about some of the deals theyre striking with new partners and their expansion into new territories. This is about proactively working Davids catalogue and new music together.
Max Lousada, CEO, Warner Recorded Music, says, Its rare for an artist to not only define a genre, but transform it. David has been doing that for over two decades igniting worldwide audiences and influencing whole generations of talent. He continues to have an extraordinary impact on the evolution of dance music, while innovating and collaborating with new voices in dynamic ways. For all hes achieved so far, theres so much great music, creativity, and originality still to come. All of us at Warner are very happy to expand our partnership with this global icon.
Bart Cools, EVP, Global A&R and Marketing, Dance Music, Warner Recorded Music, says: Im deeply honoured that David has decided to renew our collaboration. Hes a genre-shaping, era-defining artist whose music touches billions of people around the world. Ive heard some of his new music, and I know itll blow people away. David is a creative spirit who never rests on his laurels. Frankly, he never rests at all. Weve released eight tracks in the first five months of 2021, and hes not slowing down.
Guetta released his debut album, Just A Little More Love, in 2002, followed by influential works such as Guetta Blaster (2004) and Pop Life (2007). It was his 2009 album, One Love, that really took him from the clubs to a mainstream audience, with its hit singles When Love Takes Over, Gettin Over You, Sexy Bitch, and Memories.
His 2011 album, Nothing but The Beat, saw his commercial success reach new heights with the hit singles Where Them Girls At, Little Bad Girl, Without You, Titanium, and Turn Me On. This was followed by Listen (2014) and 7 (2018).
In November 2020, Guetta was voted No. 1 in DJ Magazines annual Top 100 DJs poll for the second time, almost a decade after he took the top spot for the first time in 2011.
David Guettas team was advised and assisted throughout the process by Jean-Charles Carré and Maximilien Jazani Esq.