Capitol Records Signs The Bee Gees
November 29, 2016 at 10:34 AM (PT)
THE BEE GEES has signed a long-term worldwide agreement with CAPITOL RECORDS that encompasses the trio's entire catalogue of recorded music. In addition to 22 studio albums and several soundtracks, including the mega-selling SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, the agreement includes the rights to numerous compilation albums, unreleased recordings and long-form audiovisual projects.
CAPITOL, in conjunction with UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES (UME), BARRY GIBB and the estates of co-founding members ROBIN GIBB and MAURICE GIBB, will spearhead an array of comprehensive and forward-thinking sales and marketing campaigns designed to reinvigorate THE BEE GEES' catalogue. "THE BEE GEES catalogue is one of the most esteemed and important bodies of work in the history of recorded music, and we are brimming with ideas that will remind fans of its brilliance and further the band's legacy by introducing their music to new audiences, CMG Chairman/CEO STEVE BARNETT said. "All of us at the company are honored that THE BEE GEES have chosen CAPITOL as their new home."
"The whole family is overwhelmed by this new agreement," BARRY GIBB said. "To be surrounded by the greatest record people and artists of all time is a very humbling experience. Wish my brothers were here to share it."
"There are few artists in history who have created a body of work so successful, diverse and timeless as BARRY, ROBIN and MAURICE," UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP Chairman/CEO Sir LUCIAN GRAINGE said. "We're delighted to welcome the incomparable music of THE BEE GEES to the UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP family and we look forward to building upon their incredible legacy."
"The music of THE BEE GEES appeals to music lovers in every corner of the globe, and it is an honor to work with this incredible catalog of recorded music," UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES Pres./CEO BRUCE RESNIKOFF said. "We look forward to showcasing their exceptional body of work and introducing them to a new legion of fans while staying true to their longtime, loyal audience."