Barry Gibb has a new record deal for his pioneering pop band.
The Bee Gees has signed a long-term contract with Capitol Records to allow the company access to and use of their complete collection of music for the forseeable future. The agreement includes all their recorded albums including, studio albums, Greatest Hits compilations and live recordings.
The Bee Gees sign back catalogue to Capitol
Capitol Records will now manage the marketing and sales of the Bee Gees' entire back catalogue spanning 50 years, alongside Universal Music Enterprises, last surviving band member Barry Gibb and the estates of his late brothers Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb.
'The whole family is overwhelmed by this new agreement', Barry Gibb said in a statement. '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.'
Meanwhile the CEO of Capitol Music Group (CMG) Steve Barnett added: '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. All of us at the company are honored that The Bee Gees have chosen Capitol as their new home.'
Altogether, that's 22 studio albums, 15 compilation albums, 2 live albums including the number one 'One Night Only', 4 soundtracks including the world-famous 'Saturday Night Fever' and more than 80 singles. It also includes various unreleased recordings from the Bee Gees, which means we could be expecting some new releases in the future.
The Bee Gees were an pioneering disco group who became one of the best-selling groups of all time with over 220 million records sales around the world. Songs such as 'Stayin' Alive', 'How Deep Is Your Love' and 'Saturday Night Fever' earned them no less than five Grammys along with three special awards of merit, five American Music Awards, a BRIT Award, plus an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
The band is survived by it's last remaining member Barry Gibb, whose brothers Robin and Maurice died aged 62 and 53 in 2012 and 2003 respectively.