Rolling Stones Sign New Deal with Universal Music Group

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    July 10, 2018 08:34

    The Rolling Stones on Monday signed a new deal with Universal Music Group covering the legendary rock band's music and audio-visual catalogue, global merchandising and brand management, the music company said.

    The deal continues a partnership that covers the band's catalogue including classic albums like Sticky Fingers that was released in 1971. "After a decade of working in partnership together we are thrilled to expand and extend our relationship with the Rolling Stones," Universal Music Group chief executive Lucian Grainge, said in a statement. The statement gave no financial details of the deal.

    Members of the Rolling Stones -- Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards -- arrive for the "Exhibitionism" opening night gala at the Saatchi Gallery in London on April 4, 2016 (file photo). /Reuters

    Vocalist Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards and others formed the Stones in England in 1962 and together they recorded a long string of hits including (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. The band continues to perform globally to large audiences.

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