Spirit Music Group has announced the acquisition of the recorded music catalog of multi-Platinum recording artist, Jason Aldean.
The acquisition includes 90% of Aldean’s recorded music catalog and encompasses nine albums in total, including 24 No. 1 songs, 34 Top 10 songs, and six RIAA certified Platinum albums. Covering Aldean’s discography, starting from his self-titled debut Platinum album in 2005 through his ninth album, 9, the acquisition also includes neighboring rights and SoundExchange royalties. Aldean retains an income interest.
BBR Music Group still owns their portion of the catalog, as well as certain distribution rights with respect to Aldean.
After 17 years of recording, Aldean has established himself as one of music’s biggest superstars. Named ACM Artist of the Decade, the BMG/Broken Bow artist has made his own lane with his country music with rock sensibilities.
“It’s cool that a company like Spirit, that’s been around so long, has taken on my music catalog. It’s something really important to me, so I’m glad it’ll be looked after,” offers the country superstar.
“Jason Aldean has been a consistent hitmaker and trailblazer in country music for nearly two decades. His recordings have helped define the sound of modern country music. Spirit Music Group is excited to partner with Jason and we look forward to further championing these important recordings to the world,” adds Frank Rogers, CEO, Spirit Music Nashville.
“Jason Aldean is one of country music’s elite headliners and the breadth and depth of his work is undeniable,” says Jon Singer, Chairman, Spirit Music Group. “We welcome Jason’s impressive collection of works to the Spirit Music Group catalog and are committed to being an active partner in safeguarding and building upon the success of these recordings.”
Aldean was represented in the deal by Kent Marcus from Marcus & Colvin LLP. Spirit was represented by Reed Smith.