Sony/ATV Signs Dolly Parton to Publishing Deal
Sony/ATV Music Publishing has inked a deal to represent Dolly Parton's iconic catalog, the publisher announced today (March 6).
That includes tracks from across the country legend's illustrious career, from "I Will Always Love You" to her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, the smash "9 to 5," "Jolene," "Love Is Like A Butterfly" and "Two Doors Down," along with newly-written tracks. The agreement covers North America, plus territories not covered by existing sub-publishing arrangements.
“Dolly Parton is a true musical icon and we are unbelievably excited to get the chance to work with her again," says Sony/ATV chairman and CEO Martin Bandier in a release. "Her importance, influence and legacy as a recording artist is recognized the world over, but more than anything she stands out as an exceptional songwriter with a peerless catalog of songs, which we are honored to represent.”
Adds Parton: "I am very excited to be working with Sony/ATV. They know my catalog and they know me. Get ready, you're going to be hearing a lot more from me!”
Her manager Danny Nozell, the CEO of CTK Management, chimes in: “With so many years of Dolly's career being under Sony, we feel this is a great home for Dolly's publishing administration and we’re looking forward to the partnership.”
In other Dolly news, the singer recently performed a medley of her greatest hits at the 2019 Grammy Awards, and was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year at the program's annual gala in February.