2019 American Music Awards

Sony/ATV Signs Deal for Scott Weiland's Stone Temple Pilots Catalog

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Scott Weiland photographed during the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah. 

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has entered a worldwide deal to represent the late Scott Weiland's song catalog as frontman of Stone Temple Pilots.

A co-founder of the '90s rock band, Weiland served as co-writer and frontman for their first six albums -- beginning with Core in 1992, which featured such hits as "Plush" and "Sex Type Thing," and second album Purple in 1994, which topped the Billboard 200 albums chart and included standouts "Vasoline" and "Interstate Love Song."

“We are excited to be the home of such a classic and prestigious body of work," said Sony/ATV chairman and CEO Jon Platt, "that we are honored to bring to a wider audience.”

“Scott Weiland was one of the most iconic frontmen of his generation and with Stone Temple Pilots created a legacy of timeless songs that Sony/ATV is now privileged to represent," added Sony/ATV president and global chief marketing officer Brian Monaco. "I am thrilled about the licensing opportunities that we can create from this incredible catalog.”

Weiland met an untimely end in December 2015, when he was found dead of accidental overdose on his tour bus at age 48. 

His ex-wife, Mary Weiland, shares: "The Weiland family is thrilled to partner with Sony/ATV. We look forward to opportunities that will introduce the Stone Temple Pilots catalog to a new generation."

The new agreement further fractures the band's membership across multiple publishers. Earlier this month, STP members Robert DeLeo, Dean DeLeo and Eric Kretz signed their own publishing deal with Warner Chappell. Prior to the new agreements, the three along with Weiland were previously signed to Universal Music Publishing Group in 2010. 

Jeff Gutt, who was hired to replace Weiland following the former frontman's death and co-wrote the band's 2018 album Stone Temple Pilots, signed a worldwide publishing deal with Reservoir in August 2018.


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