As part of his new deal with Fantasy Records, look for John Fogerty's music to come to a theater or television near you.

As part of his new deal with Fantasy Records, look for John Fogerty's music to come to a theater or television near you.

Concord purchased Fantasy early this year for a reported $80 million, and in part of the purchase, bought the masters to all of Fogerty's classic Creedence Clearwater Revival material. Tracks like "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising" and "Fortunate Son" are part of the deal.

Now, with Fogerty also on board as of Sept. 9 as a Fantasy recording artist, Concord president Glen Barros says the plan is to actively promote Fogerty's Creedence catalog for film and TV usage.

"We're going to be very aggressive with the entire catalog for commercial and film work," Barros tells Billboard.biz, "but we want it to make sense. We just got a request for a horror film and we turned that down. I think we'd look at every opportunity, but we want it to be appropriate."

Fogerty's reunion with his past ends a long, 30-year battle between him and the former Fantasy owner Saul Zaentz. Zaentz went so far as to sue Fogerty for plagiarizing himself.

To buy his freedom from Fantasy, whom Fogerty says he owed at least 30 more albums, Fogerty struck a deal that meant he would never receive artist royalties from CCR recordings.

He admits the story has ended in a twist he couldn't have foreseen: "I could have never made this up. Years ago, all I knew was that it was wrong and it was bad and I sure didn't feel very good about it, but I couldn't figure out what would happen to make it okay."

One of Concord's first moves was to offer to pay Fogerty artist royalties on his CCR material going forward. The checks should start rolling in following the release of his first complete career retrospective, "The Long Road Home," out Nov. 1. The set also includes material from his Warner Bros. and DreamWorks days: Fogerty owns the masters to those recordings and has licensed them to Universal; Concord, in return, has licensed tracks for the collection.

A live DVD, taped Sept. 15 in Los Angeles, will follow. Then, Fogerty says, he'll turn to writing new material.

Ultimately, Fogerty admits he'd like to get ownership of his Fantasy masters, but for now, he's just happy to be with a label that's glad to see him walk through the door: "These [people] really want to promote records and want to be enthusiastic and positive about their product. Lord knows I've been in situations where a record would come out and people would almost act like they were ashamed."

Barros says the current deal has "no specific plans" to return ownership of the masters to Fogerty.

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