Legendary pop band the Bee Gees have signed a long-term worldwide agreement with Capitol Records, it was announced on Tuesday. The deal covers the trio’s entire catalog of recorded music -- all 22 studio albums -- plus various compilations, unreleased recordings and other projects. Several soundtracks are also part of the agreement, including the disco era-defining Saturday Night Fever.
Capitol will begin working with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), Barry Gibb and the estates of late members Robin and Maurice Gibb on numerous sales and marketing campaigns aimed at breathing new life into the brothers’ catalog, which ranged from psychedelic pop (1968’s Idea) to disco (1976’s Children of the World) to soft rock (2001’s This Is Where I Came In). The group’s most active years were spent on either Polydor or RSO, aside from a brief stint with Warner Bros.
"The Bee Gees catalog is one of the most esteemed and important bodies of work in the history of recorded music, and we are brimming with ideas that will remind fans of its brilliance and further the band's legacy by introducing their music to new audiences," said Capitol Music Group chairman and CEO Steve Barnett. “All of us at the company are honored that The Bee Gees have chosen Capitol as their new home."