Neil Diamond Song Catalog, Masters Acquired by Universal Music Group – What We Know!

Common Music Publishing Group  has acquired Neil Diamond’s complete track catalog, in addition to the rights to all recordings from his profession, the corporate introduced Monday.

The deal covers songs, masters and movies and consists of 110 unreleased tracks and an unreleased album. It would additionally cowl any future music Diamond might file.

The transfer reunites Diamond’s early recordings and post-1972 output together with his tracks from the late Nineteen Sixties and early Seventies, which have been recorded with UMG’s MCA Data and embrace “Candy Caroline,” “Holly Holy,” “Cracklin’ Rosie” and “Tune Sung Blue.”

Diamond, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame in 2011, has seen over 70 of his songs hit the Billboard charts and counts Grammys, Golden Globes and a Kennedy Middle Honor amongst his {many professional} achievements.

Diamond has labored with Common’s publishing division since 2014, when it started serving as his publishing administrator. He has additionally had a recording and licensing cope with UMG for non-MCA recordings since 2013 (via UMG’s Capitol Music Group division and Common Music Enterprises), which has seen the manufacturing of three albums.

“After practically a decade in enterprise with UMG, I’m grateful for the belief and respect that we’ve got constructed collectively and I really feel assured within the information that Lucian, Jody, Bruce, Michelle and the world workforce at UMG, will proceed to signify my catalogue, and future releases with the identical ardour and integrity which have at all times fueled my profession,” Diamond stated in a press release.

Sir Lucian Grainge, chairman and CEO of Common Music Group stated: “Neil Diamond is by definition, a really common songwriter. His immense songbook and recordings embody a number of the most cherished and enduring songs in music historical past. By means of our current partnership, we’re honored to have earned his belief to change into the everlasting custodians of his monumental musical legacy.”

Jody Gerson, UMPG chairman and CEO, stated: “A legendary artist and songwriter, Neil’s music exemplifies how really nice songs have lasting energy and stand the take a look at of time. With this acquisition, which UMPG COO Marc Cimino performed a useful half in, our world groups throughout all of Common Music will work collectively to make sure that all of his timeless hits like ‘Candy Caroline,’ ‘Purple Purple Wine’ and ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’ will proceed to impression generations of followers, each current and people to come back.”

Talking on the announcement, Bruce Resnikoff, president and CEO, Common Music Enterprises and Michelle Jubelirer, chair and CEO of Capitol Music Group, collectively said: “Over his meteoric profession, Neil Diamond created one of many best recording catalogues in pop music historical past. To have the ability to signify it in its entirety is each an honor and a thrill, and the whole Common Music workforce appears ahead to upholding his iconic legacy.”

A music impressed by Diamond’s life – “The Neil Diamond Musical: A Lovely Noise” – from Ken Davenport and Bob Gaudio is headed to Broadway following a six-week preview at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre from June 21.

Neil Diamond was represented within the cope with UMPG by Gene Salomon from Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman, Inc. and his supervisor Katie Diamond.