Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division has entered into a worldwide partnership with Fred Rogers Productions to distribute and create music for animated children’s television series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.”
“I grew up watching ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ and always admired the values of kindness, respect, learning, friendship, fun and imagination that Fred Rogers conveyed to children in such a personal way,” says Kevin Gore, president, Warner Music Group, Arts Music Division. “I’m thrilled to be able to be a part of continuing his legacy through our partnership with Fred Rogers Productions for ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,’ a show that perfectly blends the nostalgic with the modern while emphasizing those timeless values. In the same way that Fred’s music helped amplify these positive messages in his original show, the songs from ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ will delight, comfort and inspire children and families for many years to come.”
New music from the show will soon be released under the deal, while existing songs will be made available across a broader set of digital services both in the U.S. and around the world.
“Music has always been a key part of ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,’” says Paul Siefken, president and chief executive officer, Fred Rogers Productions. “It’s what helps make the parenting strategies featured in each episode of the series so effective and useful for preschoolers and families in their everyday lives. We are excited about teaming up with Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division to help make these songs and prosocial lessons from the show accessible to even more young fans and their families in neighborhoods all across the globe.”
The show will return for its fifth season this summer on PBS KIDS.