After several years of self-releasing his albums, ranchera star Pepe Aguilar has signed a licensing deal with VeneMusic for his upcoming album, "Bicentenario."

Due out Nov. 16, the set commemorates the Mexican bicentennial with a repertoire covering 200 years of Mexican music, arranged for mariachi and traditional banda sinaloense.

Vene will have the rights to the album in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In Mexico, "Bicentenario" will be distributed by E35, the label owned by Carlos Slim Jr.

VeneMusic is an indie label that belongs to media conglomerate Venevision. It is distributed by Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE).