Bug Music Publishing has entered into a publishing agreement with
guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer Joan Jett and her Blackheart
Records Group.

Under the terms of the deal, Bug Music will represent Joan Jett’s renowned publishing catalog, including “Bad Reputation” and “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” Also, under the agreement, Bug Music will represent Blackheart Records Group masters non-exclusively
for synchronization opportunities.

Moreover, Bug Music will pursue ongoing creative collaborations with
Blackheart Records artist roster, which includes Girl in a Coma, The
Dollyrots, The Eyeliners, The Cute Lepers, and The Vacancies.

"You cannot deny [Jett's] place in rock and roll history. She is a permanent fixture on loud stereos across the world and will continue to be for decades to come," Bug Music senior director of creative services Brad Rains said in a statement. "With this great roster, Blackheart Records adds some exciting young bands to the Bug lineup.”

Jett originally came to the fore as a founding member of The Runaways, where she was involved in writing much of the band’s music during their four-year, five-album career. She then began a solo career, and following the universal rejection of her debut solo album, Jett released the then self-titled record on the Blackheart Records label, an outlet formed by Jett and manager Kenny Laguna. The follow-up, “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” would go on to top the Billboard charts and become a rock n’ roll staple.

Over the course of her career, Jett has charted nine Top 40 singles from eight platinum and gold albums, according to the announcement on the deal.

Jett has worked with The Gits, the Germs, Peaches, Bikini Kill, Paul
Westerberg and has been named one of the 100 Greatest Guitar Players of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine.