Warner Recorded Music has unveiled a new global joint venture with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lee Daniels’ (The United States vs. Billie Holiday) company, Lee Daniels Music.
The agreement encompasses recorded music projects, including soundtracks, as well as artist signings. Its first project — the original motion picture soundtrack for The United States vs. Billie Holiday, starring Warner Records artist Andra Day — won this year’s Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. The film directed by Daniels was released on Hulu in February of 2021, with the companion album released via Warner Records and Warner Recorded Music worldwide. Daniels continues to have a multi-year overall deal with 20th Television, having last year extended his relationship with the studio, which goes back to 2014.