Round Hill Music has acquired the catalog of multi-platinum, Atlanta, Georgia-based band, Collective Soul.
The company has also entered into a futures agreement with the band’s founder, lead vocalist and primary songwriter Ed Roland.
Today’s news follows the company’s recent acquisitions of the catalog of Canadian songwriter Jim Vallance and the catalog of Billy Duffy, songwriter and guitarist with UK rock band, The Cult, announced on January 11 and January 13, respectively.
Ed Roland started his professional life in the music industry as a sound engineer and producer and after appearing in several bands during the late 1908s and early 1990s released his debut album Ed-E Roland independently in 1991.
Roland changed the name of his band to Collective Soul and put out their first album Hints, Allegations & Things Left Unsaid in 1993, which was subsequently picked up by Atlantic Records and re-released worldwide in 1994.
The band’s debut single Shine became the band’s most well-known song.
It became the No.1 Album Rock Song of 1994 and won a Billboard award for Top Rock Track.
The song also reached the top of the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart for eight weeks and VH1 would later include Shine on their list of the “100 Greatest Songs of the ’90s”.
Collective Soul’s second album was released in 1995 and spent 76 weeks on the Billboard 200 charts going triple-platinum and becoming the band’s highest-selling album.
The singles December, The World I Know and Where The Rover Flows each reached No.1 on the Mainstream Rock charts.
In 1997 Collective Soul released their Disciplined Breakdown album, which contained two No.1 Mainstream Rock chart hits with Precious Declaration and Listen.
The band released a fourth studio album, Dosage, in 1999, with the first single Heavy spending a then record-breaking 15 weeks on the top spot of the Mainstream Rock charts.
To date the band have released 10 studio albums, the most recent being 2019’s Blood.
Ed Roland is also the founder, frontman and primary songwriter of the Sweet Tea Project, who have released two albums , the most recent of which is Alder Lane Farm in 2017.
“Collective Soul are staples of American radio.”
Josh Gruss, Round Hill
Josh Gruss , CEO of Round Hill said: “Collective Soul are staples of American radio.
“I dare someone to travel the US for a week with ears perked up, and NOT hear one of their songs. I am very happy to have gotten to know Ed personally over the last year.
“After getting to know Josh Gruss and the Round Hill team, I know that my life’s work – both past and future – is in great hands.”
Ed Roland added: “I’m very excited to be working with Round Hill and for all this partnership will bring.
“After getting to know Josh Gruss and the Round Hill team, I know that my life’s work – both past and future – is in great hands. I’m looking forward to what we will accomplish together.”Music Business Worldwide