The Bee Gees have signed a new long-term deal with Capitol Records that will open the door for new marketing and sales campaigns involving the legendary pop group’s entire music catalog. The agreement, which was approved by surviving Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb and the estates of his brothers Robin and Maurice, encompasses the band’s 22 studio albums, the hugely successful Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, numerous compilations and other releases.
In addition, the deal includes the rights to unreleased recordings and video projects.
“The whole family is overwhelmed by this new agreement,” Barry says 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.”
Adds Capitol Music Group Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett, “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.”
The Bee Gees studio albums span from 1965’s The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs to 2001’s This Is Where I Came In. Over the course of their career the band racked up nine #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” “Jive Talkin’,” “You Should Be Dancing,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “More than a Woman,” “Stayin’ Alive,” and “Night Fever.”
Maurice Gibb died in 2003 at the age of 53 and Robin passed away in 2012 at age 62.
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Source: Oldies News