Warner Chappell Music Korea announced that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with MZMC Inc. Korea Co., Ltd., a prominent production and publishing company leading the expansion of K-Pop around the world.
Warner Chappell expands catalog
Under the partnership, Warner Chappell Music is granted the global publishing administration rights to the entire catalog of MZMC Inc. Korea Co., Ltd.,
MZMC Inc. Korea Co., Ltd. is a pioneer in the Korean music industry, playing a critical role in the expansion of K-Pop internationally.
Boasting an extensive roster with more than 20 talented artists and a collection numbering close to 250 compositions, MZMC Inc. prides itself in quality song craft.
K-POP Hit Maker
Paul Thompson, known as MZMC, rose to prominence within South Korea’s K-pop industry. Creating hit songs for SM Entertainment artists, he has become one of the most esteemed K-pop songwriters and producers.
MZMC has produced many iconic K-pop songs including:
- Fine by Taeyeon
- Ko Ko Bop by Taeyeon
- Love Shot by Taeyeon
- Tempo by EXO
- They Never Know by EXO
- 1 of 1 by SHINee
- RBB (Really Bad Boy) by Red Velvet
- We Go Up by NCT DREAM
- Drip Drop by Taemin
Originally from California, Thompson is the mastermind behind many of the hottest K-pop songs to date, in addition to being the only non-Korean ever to be signed as an in-house songwriter by JYP Entertainment.
Thompson worked in partnership with SM Entertainment before starting up his own MARZ Music Group, which became the first production company run by a non-Korean to be signed to Lee Soo Man’s publishing house, EKKO Music Rights.
Later Thompson founded MZMC Inc. Korea Co., Ltd. in 2019. Recently adding Artist Management Division to its business scope.
Currently MZMC is working on the development and debut of a brand new female K-pop idol group.
Commenting on the alliance, Thompson said: “As MZMC Inc Korea Co., Ltd. continues to grow, uniting with a globally recognizable, powerful, and trend-setting publishing brand such as Warner Chappell Music is essential to expand our reach throughout the world. “
Brian Jenkins, Vice President of Business Development, Asia Pacific for Warner Chappell Music added: “ We couldn’t be more delighted to partner with Paul and his team to enhance their efforts, and help introduce their brilliant songwriters to new audiences around the world.”