Warner/Chappell Music has extended its administration deal with composer Burt Bacharach's New Hidden Valley Music to cover the United Kingdom and Ireland.

New Hidden Valley Music is already administered by Warner/Chappell in the United States, Canada, Scandinavia, Israel, Italy and Greece.

Warner/Chappell Music U.K. will now administer publishing rights across the catalog, which includes such songs as "Close To You," "I Say A Little Prayer," "I'll Never Fall In Love Again," and "Walk On By," plus new Bacharach compositions. The catalog was previously administered by London-based independent P & P Songs.

In a statement, Bacharach said: "After a number of years of enjoying a close association with Warner/Chappell in several territories, I have just this year expanded it to include Italy and the United Kingdom. It means a great deal to me to continue with the Warner family and to extend my creative relationship with them to the U.K."

Added London-based Warner/Chappell Music,U.K. managing director Richard Manners: "Everyone at Warner/Chappell U.K. feels deeply honored that Burt is building on his relationship with us here. We intend to use all of our creative expertise and resource to add real value by intelligently promoting and exposing this astonishing catalog of songs."

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