Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a deal with U.K. rock band Muse and its principal songwriter Matt Bellamy, which will see all of the band's music administered through one publisher for the first time.

Encompassing the world excluding North America and Mexico, the new deal covers the group's first three albums "Showbiz", "Origin of Symmetry" and "Absolution," as well as related works such as live album "Hullabaloo", b-sides and EP’s Taste Music will continue to publish that material in North America and Mexico.

An earlier global deal with Warner/Chappell Music covers Muse's 2006 studio set "Black Holes and Revelations", 2008's live album/DVD package "HAARP" and future works including forthcoming album "The Resistance," due worldwide Sept. 14 on Warner Bros.

Warner/Chappell Music U.K. managing director Richard Manners said in a statement: "Muse continue to build their reputation as one of the finest rock bands Britain has ever produced and the most exciting live group in the world. We're delighted that Matt [Bellamy] has chosen to entrust his entire repertoire to us and forge this deeper partnership with Warner/Chappell."

He continued: "We're particularly excited about the synchronization potential presented by Muse's full, eclectic catalogue of instantly recognizable songs, unforgettable tunes and powerful riffs. Working in tandem with Warner Bros. Records, we are well-placed to bring the full-force of Warner Music Group's expertise to finding new ways to connect Muse and their repertoire with an ever-growing fan-base whilst also developing further creative and commercial opportunities for Matt Bellamy and his talents as a songwriter and composer."

Muse's last studio album "Black Holes and Revelations" entered the Billboard 200 at no.9 and hit No. 1 in the U.K., Switzerland, Ireland and Australia.

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