Blink-182 drummer, solo artist and producer Travis Barker has signed a worldwide administration deal with Warner Chappell Music, it was announced Thursday (July 22). In a statement, the California-born pop-punk star said he’s “stoked” to be working with everyone from WCM.
The go-forward admin deal covers some of the drummer’s future works and part of his current catalog, which includes songs like jxdn’s “ANGELS & DEMONS,” Nessa Barrett & jxdn ft. Travis Barker “La Di Die,” Kenny Hoopla’s “Hollywood Sucks” feat. Travis Barker, Willow Smith’s “Transparent Soul” feat. Travis Barker and Machine Gun Kelly’s “Bloody Valentine.”
Barker’s signing with Warner signifies his joining a music administration/publishing roster that includes names like Bruno Mars, Lizzo, Led Zepplin and more.
“Travis is not only a global superstar, but also one of the greatest drummers of all time and a highly sought-after producer,” commented Warner Chappell Music president of A&R, U.S. Ryan Press. “His music popularized pop-punk in the early 2000s, and as his career has continued to evolve, his influence has only gotten stronger. All of us at Warner Chappell are looking forward to his next chapter and sharing many more successes with him.”
Though most famous for his work as a genre-defining drummer for Blink-182, Barker has also found immense success on the production scene. His co-writing/production credits span Swae Lee, KennyHoopla, Bebe Rexha and more, with his recent collaborations on Willow’s “Transparentsoul” clocking 18 total weeks on the Hot 100 chart so far and on Machine Gun Kelly’s Tickets to my Downfall peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
“Travis’s authenticity has paved the way for him to continue to grow and endure as one of punk rock’s most charismatic and influential figures,” said WCM senior vps of A&R, Greg Sowders and Katy Wolaver in a joint statement. “Not only did his music define an entire era, but his innovative, ongoing contributions to the contemporary musical landscape continue to shape culture. Travis has always found a way to infuse the DIY spirit of punk into every possible genre with amazing results.”