Legendary Artist NEIL DIAMOND Signs Recording Agreement with Capitol Records
Neil Diamond, one of the world's premier recording artists, internationally renowned and record-breaking concert performer and revered songwriter - has signed a long-term recording agreement with Capitol Records, it was announced today by Capitol Music Group (CMG) Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett.
This historic contract unites Diamond's complete Columbia, Uni/MCA and Bang catalogues of recorded music for the first time, encompassing the artist's entire body of work, with his earliest recordings through the present day. The agreement also returns the artist to Universal Music where he achieved numerous hit singles and albums with the company's labels in the late-1960s and early 1970s. Diamond a Grammy winner, Kennedy Center Honoree and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has sold more than 128 million records worldwide, and garnered an astounding 72 Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold album certifications in the United States alone.
Diamond is currently writing songs and planning to enter the studio to record a new album later this year. Concurrently, a comprehensive plan for the artist's catalogue is being conceived and executed by Capitol and Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), in conjunction with Diamond and his management team.
According to Universal Music Group (UMG) Chairman & CEO Lucian Grainge, "There are few moments in my career that make me as proud as having the opportunity to help bring Neil back to the Universal Music family. His remarkable body of work and enduring appeal to fans around the world puts him in very rare company among the greats. We're thrilled that Neil has selected Capitol and Universal Music as his home."