25 Feb 2010

40 year record deal renewed

9:58 pm on 25 February 2010

Andrew Lloyd Webber has renewed his record contract with Universal making it one of the longest continuous deals in the music world.

Lord Lloyd-Webber has worked with Universal for 40 years and has agreed another long-term deal.

The BBC reports the contract covers his entire back catalogue, as well as digital and CD sales and publishing rights.

In a statement, the composer said he was "delighted" with the deal.

His latest work Love Never Dies, a sequel to The Phantom Of The Opera, premieres in the West End next month.

Other works by Lloyd-Webber include Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Cats.