Universal Music Group Inks Deal To Join Frank Sinatra's Capitol and Reprise Records
October 29, 2013 at 8:56 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP has signed a multi-year agreement with FRANK SINATRA ENTERPRISES. The deal for the first time unites SINATRA's CAPITOL RECORDS from the 1950s with his classic REPRISE albums from the 1960s. The pact further expands the relationship between FSE and UMG, which first licensed the international rights to the REPRISE catalog in 2009.
MAX HOLE, Chairman/CEO of UMG International, said, “The SINATRA sound appeals to the broadest range of music lovers in every corner of the world, spanning generations. By combining the REPRISE and CAPITOL collections for the first time ever, this expanded relationship not only offers opportunities to create a whole new slate of offerings but also will keep the 'Chairman of the Board's' great legacy shining bright."
The agreement allows the release of a broad range of SINATRA titles under a new "SIGNATURE SINATRA" imprint, which will be marketed toward the 100th anniversary of SINATRA's birth in 2015.
"We today approach the SINATRA Centennial with an opportunity to showcase our father's prodigious body of work to a world of new and loyal fans," stated NANCY, FRANK, and TINA SINATRA.