Sony Music & Experience Hendrix sign licensing deal

MUMBAI: Sony Music Entertainment and Experience Hendrix L.L.C. have signed a catalog licensing deal to set the stage for a worldwide campaign to make all of Jimi’s extraordinary music, including classics, never before heard archive recordings, and filmed concerts available through every type of media.

Legacy Recordings, Sony’s catalog music division, will issue definitive deluxe editions of the classics released during Jimi’s all too brief career including Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductees Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, Electric Ladyland and (outside the US) Band of Gypsys. In addition, Legacy will also release those posthumous compilations produced by Experience Hendrix during its stewardship. Each title will also be available through major Digital Service Providers.

Dagger Records, Experience Hendrix’s "official bootleg" division, now in its eleventh year, offers recordings of great historical significance. The company has also sponsored numerous Experience Hendrix tours that have
showcased contemporary artists performing the music of Jimi Hendrix in concert to underscore the never ending vitality and inspiration of Hendrix’s music.

"Jimi’s legacy and vision were unique and there will never be another that reaches his unparalleled genius. He was the greatest guitarist ever. We are confident that our new relationship with Sony Music will honor my beloved brother’s legacy and will deliver Jimi’s special ‘Message Of Love’ across the globe. We look forward to the creative partnership and ground breaking releases that this new relationship will engender to bring Jimi’s music to successive generations of fans," said Experience Hendrix president and CEO Janie Hendrix.

"No artist has ever transformed the pop music landscape as profoundly or as permanently as Jimi Hendrix. We are proud to be partnering with Experience Hendrix, keeping the sound and spirit of Jimi’s music alive for future generations around the world," said Legacy Recordings senior vice president and general manager Adam Block.

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