Capitol Records Signs Neil Diamond To Long-Term Worldwide Recording Agreement
January 22, 2014 at 7:14 AM (PT)
NEIL DIAMOND has signed a long-term recording agreement with CAPITOL RECORDS, it was announced today by Chairman/CEO STEVE BARNETT. This contract unites DIAMOND's complete COLUMBIA, UNI/MCA and BANG catalogues of recorded music for the first time, encompassing DIAMOND's entire body of work, with his earliest recordings through the present day.
UMG Chairman/CEO LUCIAN GRAINGE said, "There are few moments in my career that make me as proud as having the opportunity to help bring NEIL back to the UNIVERSAL MUSIC family. His remarkable body of work and enduring appeal to fans around the world puts him in very rare company among the greats. We're thrilled that NEIL has selected CAPITOL and UNIVERSAL MUSIC as his home."
BARNETT added, "I had the pleasure of working closely with NEIL for many years and was delighted to see him achieve great commercial and critical success with albums that so beautifully showcased his distinctive songwriting. I am genuinely thrilled that he has signed with us and is already at work on a new album. All of us at CAPITOL and UMe pledge our full commitment to NEIL as both a contemporary recording artist and as an iconic musician with a singular 50-year legacy of recordings."