Warner/Chappell Music U.K. said today (Sept. 12) it has extended its worldwide music publishing agreement with alternative British rock act Radiohead. Warner/Chappell has administered the rights to th

Warner/Chappell Music U.K. said today (Sept. 12) it has extended its worldwide music publishing agreement with alternative British rock act Radiohead. Warner/Chappell has administered the rights to the band's repertoire since 1994.

Under the new pact, the music publishing giant will continue to administer the rights to Radiohead's catalog of songs, including the band's eagerly awaited follow up to 2003's "Hail to the Thief." The studio album is expected to be released in 2007.

"Radiohead are one of the most important and progressive bands of the last decade with an unrivaled significance and impact in their genre, and we are delighted to extend our long and successful affiliation with them," said Richard Manners, managing director, Warner/Chappell Music U.K. in a statement.

Radiohead is currently without a recording deal after its longtime alliance with EMI expired.