Legendary synthpop band New Order has inked an exclusive, worldwide administration deal with Universal Music Publishing to represent the group's core material. UMP's creative director Darryl Watts oversaw the pact, which covers the New Order catalog from the original members, including classic '80s albums Power, Corruption & Lies, Brotherhood and Technique, and songs including "Blue Monday," "Regret" and "True Faith."
New Order was formed in 1980 by former Joy Division members Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris, as well as Gillian Gilbert. The band released eight studio albums before Hook's departure in 2007; a ninth album, which included older recordings with the bassist, arrived in 2013. Last September the group signed a record deal with indie label Mute Records for their next album.