William Patrick "Billy" Corgan has renewed his longstanding publishing admin deal with Warner Chappell Music. The songwriter and Smashing Pumpkins frontman's agreement with the major publisher includes the administration of both his full and back catalog (including such hits as "1979," "Bullet with Butterfly Wings," "The End Is the Beginning Is the End") as well as works made moving forward under the deal.
The Corgan-fronted Smashing Pumpkins remain a pioneer of '90s alternative rock which, according to WCM's senior vp A&R Greg Sowders, "laid the groundwork for the explosive grunge era that followed." Founded alongside guitarist James Iha, The Smashing Pumpkins and Corgan began their storied career with the album Gish in 1991 which graced the Billboard 200 albums chart at No. 146, but the band truly catapulted to stardom two years later with their second album, 1993's Siamese Dream, which became a critical and commercial success for the band, peaking at No. 10 on the Billboard 200.