PEARL JAM SIGNS EXCLUSIVE, WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP
SANTA MONICA, CA, February 22, 2016 – Iconic band Pearl Jam has reached an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), it was announced today by Jody Gerson, Chairman and CEO of UMPG.
UMPG will represent the band’s entire catalog including newly written material, and Eddie Vedder’s solo works.
As one of the most successful and influential bands in the world, Pearl Jam has sold over 60 million albums globally and five of their albums have reached No.1 on the Billboard 200. Their catalog includes the massive hit albums Ten, Vs., Vitalogy, No Code, Yield, Binaural, Riot Act, Pearl Jam, Backspacer, and Lightning Bolt, which was released on their own Monkeywrench Records label through UMG worldwide. Lightning Bolt became the band’s fifth No.1 album on the Billboard 200. As a solo artist, lead singer Eddie Vedder has also released two widely acclaimed solo albums, Into the Wild and Ukulele Songs.
“It’s been almost 25 years since Pearl Jam busted the door open of the ‘club’ that hosts a very exclusive group of artists. All they have done throughout their career is inspire and influence their fans throughout the world with incredible songs and a multitude of worthy causes. We are delighted that they have entrusted us with their amazing catalog and couldn’t be more excited to be a part of their evolving career that will endure for decades to come,” said Gerson.
“I’m thrilled to finally have a great partner that I can entrust with the legacy of the Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder catalogs. I’m excited for what lies ahead with UMPG, said Kelly Curtis of Curtis Management, manager for Pearl Jam.”
Some of the band’s most well-known and popular songs include “Alive,” “Even Flow,” “Jeremy,” “Daughter,” “Rearview Mirror,” “Wishlist,” “State Of Love and Trust,” “Given to Fly,” “Better Man,” “Corduroy,” “I Am Mine,” “Nothing as It Seems,” “Worldwide Suicide,” “The Fixer,” “Sirens,” and “Just Breathe,” among many others.
On the heels of their hugely successful 2015 Latin American tour, which had Pearl Jam playing in multiple stadiums and was attended by over a quarter of a million people, the band will tour arenas and stadiums in North America through August including headlining gigs at Bonnaroo and the New Orleans Jazz Festival.