Warren's songs go on via Sony/ATV


Diane Warren has moved administration of her back catalog from EMI Music Publishing to Sony/ATV Music Publishing for all territories except North America.

Several sources said Warren decided to follow publishing executive Marty Bandier to Sony/ATV after he left his post at EMI this year.

Warren has penned nearly 100 songs that have been featured in motion pictures. Six of her compositions were nominated for the best original song Academy Award, including the No. 1 singles "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith and "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion.

Warren's "Do You Feel Me," performed by Anthony Hamilton, will be part of Ridley Scott's "American Gangster," which opens Nov. 2.

Her songs have been recorded by a who's who of artists, including Elton John, Tina Turner, Barbra Streisand, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.

Warren's company administers her publishing rights in the U.S. and Canada.

Susan Butler is a senior correspondent for Billboard.