Aerosmith is due to release a slew of unpublished material from their personal archives after signing a new “global alliance” (or “registration agreement” as such trade deals have happily been known for years) with Universal Music Group.
This new partnership will not only encompass all of the studio recordings made by the band during their careers, unifying their classic albums released on Columbia and Geffen, but will also give fans unique access to the personal archives of each of the five hard rock members. from Boston. quintet. Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford will personally curate their collections of music, photos, video footage, artwork, journals, setlists and memorabilia as part of the group’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Guitarist Joe Perry says: âIt has been a long road, but I am extremely happy and proud to say on behalf of Aerosmith that we have been able to bring our 50 years of music together under one roof by partnering with UMG. It will allow us to bring our music to our fans in a way that we have never been able to do before. This is something we have dreamed of for a long time. It’s a victory for Aerosmith, UMG and ultimately our fans. Needless to say, we are very excited. It’s an amazing way to celebrate 50 years and the many years to come. “
Sir Lucian Grange, Chairman and CEO of UMG, said Aerosmith’s global success places them in rarefied air among the greatest rock icons of all time “and said he couldn’t be more proud that they have chosen UMG as a global partner.
Aerosmith director Larry Rudolph said: “I couldn’t be happier for the band members and their families. Not only do we bring the entire band catalog together in one place, but we put those recordings in our hands. very knowledgeable of Sir Lucian, Bruce Resnikoff and the amazing UMG system around the world. I would like to thank Sir Lucian for working tirelessly to create perhaps the most unique and beneficial catalog arrangement in the world. history and for providing a huge commitment to Aerosmith. The members of Aerosmith and I thank him and we all look forward to many years to continue to successfully share the catalog of America’s greatest rock band in the world. ‘history with the world. “
Aerosmith has sold an impressive 150 million records over its 50-year career.