Mumbai-based EMI Music India, a wholly owned subsidiary of EMI Group, has entered into an agreement to license content from Warner Music for India and the Middle East.

Mumbai-based EMI Music India, a wholly owned subsidiary of EMI Group, has entered into an agreement to license content from Warner Music for India and the Middle East.

Shameer Tandon, managing director of EMI Music India, says the three-year deal covers the entire Warner catalog. A "focused marketing plan" will be implemented for Warner titles in India, Tandon explains. This includes the appointment of former music critic Narendra Kusnur as label manager to oversee Warner releases at EMI India.

The first releases under the pact will be issued in early March.

Warner most recently had a licensing agreement with Mumbai-based indie Tips Music that expired late last year. Before that, Warner licensed its repertoire in the region through Delhi-based indie Music Today and Mumbai-based indie Magnasound.