Republic Signs John Mellencamp To A 'Lifetime Deal'
May 30, 2014 at 5:36 AM (PT)
REPUBLIC RECORDS has signed a "lifetime" recording contract with JOHN MELLENCAMP. MELLENCAMP will release his 22nd full-length album this fall, "Plain Spoken."
REPUBLIC RECORDS Co-Founder/CEO MONTE LIPMAN commented, "Not only has he served as an ambassador of social consciousness in AMERICA, but he has also provided the soundtrack of a generation. We're thrilled to be working with JOHN MELLENCAMP as part of this historic deal."
MELLENCAMP, one of the most successful live concert performers in the world, is a man with a conscience, using his visibility and influence to advocate an issue that hit close to home when he became one of the founding members of FARM AID, an organization that began in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farm. The FARM AID concerts have raised over $45 million to promote a resilient family farm system of agriculture.