The Offspring’s ‘Sony’ catalogue will now be distributed by Universal worldwide

The Offspring’s post-1997 catalogue is to be distributed by Universal’s UMe worldwide after the major reached a multi-year deal with independent Round Hill Records.

The multi-year agreement includes six studio albums: Ixnay on the Hombre (1997); Americana (1998); Conspiracy of One (2000); Splinter (2003); Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace (2008); Days Go By (2012) – as well as the band’s Greatest Hits.

Round Hill purchased the master catalogue last year, in addition to The Offspring’s career-wide publishing rights, for a reported $35m.

Ironically enough, the list of titles was previously known as The Offspring’s ‘Sony’ catalogue after the major’s Columbia signed the band in 1996.

The Offspring’s pre-1997 albums, including 1994’s 6X platinum (US) Smash, remain signed to and controlled by independent Epitaph Records.

“UMe has a great track record of creatively bringing new products from iconic catalogues to the marketplace and we’re excited about all the possibilities for the Offspring.”

Josh Gruss, Round Hill Music

“We’re really happy to have Bruce Resnikoff and the team at UME work with Round Hill Records on these classic Offspring recordings,” said Josh Gruss, CEO, Round Hill Music.

“UMe has a great track record of creatively bringing new products from iconic catalogues to the marketplace and we’re excited about all the possibilities for the Offspring.”

Bruce Resnikoff, President and CEO of UMe, said “We look forward to working closely with Round Hill Records and The Offspring to introduce new audiences to their music while maintaining the integrity of their indie punk rock spirit.”

The Offspring are Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar), Noodles (guitar), Greg K (bass) and Pete Parada (drums). Their catalogue has sold more than 40 million records worldwide.

Headquartered in New York with offices in Los Angeles and Nashville, Round Hill Music was founded by Josh Gruss in 2010 in partnership with Richard Rowe and Neil Gillis, as a boutique-sized music publisher.

Since then, Round Hill Music has built an extensive catalogue of music recorded and performed by the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Offspring, Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Bon Jovi, Steve Perry, Louis Armstrong, Tina Turner, Ella Fitzgerald, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys, N Sync, Buckcherry, Mötley Crüe, Daughtry, Bush, Josh Kear, Michael Bolton, Percy Sledge, and Katy Perry.Music Business Worldwide

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