Sony Music Publishing has announced it has signed a global agreement with the estate of the legendary singer-songwriter Gregg Allman to administer its catalog of songs. The deal encompasses many of Allman’s compositions from his time as a member of the Allman Brothers Band, as well as songs written throughout his enduring solo career.
Widely regarded as one of the most iconic rock and roll songwriters, Allman blended elements from blues, jazz, rock and country into his sound. Some of his biggest hits include “Whipping Post,” “Melissa,” and “Midnight Rider” by the Allman Brothers Band, and his critically acclaimed solo albums such as 1973’s Laid Back, 1987’s I’m No Angel, and the Grammy nominated 2011 album Low Country Blues, produced by T-Bone Burnett.
Sony Music Publishing President & Global Chief Marketing Officer, Brian Monaco says, “Gregg Allman is without a doubt one of the greatest rock and roll songwriters of all time. On behalf of all of us at Sony Music Publishing, we are honored to partner with his estate to support his incredible catalog, and we look forward to creating new opportunities for his songs.”
Allman’s five-decade career earned him numerous accolades including the Allman Brothers Band’s 1995 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; his 2006 induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame; a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 at The 54th Annual Grammy Awards; several Grammy nominations; and multiple RIAA Platinum and Gold certifications. The iconic singer-songwriter died in 2017 due to complications from liver cancer.
Michael Lehman, Allman’s longtime manager and friend, adds, “I am very pleased to begin this partnership with Brian Monaco and the Sony Music Publishing team to build upon Gregg Allman’s legacy. I look forward to bringing his music to new generations of fans and inspiring audiences around the world.”
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