The Bee Gees have signed a long-term worldwide deal with Capital Records that includes the legendary trio’s entire catalogue of recorded music. Wow! In addition to 22 studio albums and several soundtracks, including the mega-selling Saturday Night Fever, the agreement includes the rights to numerous compilation albums, unreleased recordings and long-form audiovisual projects. The deal was made in cooperation with the estates of Robin and Maurice Gibb, who are both deceased.
The trio’s work dates back to 1967 when it all began with their hit single “New York Mining Disaster 1941.” To date they have sold more than 220 million records worldwide.
Obligatory press release gush from Barry Gibb: “The whole family is overwhelmed by this new agreement. 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.”
Obligatory press release gush from Universal Music Group Chairman & CEO Sir Lucian Grainge: “There are few artists in history who have created a body of work so successful, diverse and timeless as Barry, Robin and Maurice. We’re delighted to welcome the incomparable music of the Bee Gees to the Universal Music Group family and we look forward to building upon their incredible legacy.”