Historic agreement encompasses McCartney’s catalogue of master recordings and welcomes him home to label where he began his extraordinary career
Paul McCartney has signed a worldwide recording agreement with Capitol Records, it was announced today by Capitol Music Group’s Steve Barnett. The contract encompasses McCartney’s entire body of post-Beatles work, from his 1970 McCartney album, through his decade with Wings, to the dozens of solo and collaborative works.
In a career that spans six decades, McCartney has sold more than 500 million records worldwide. He was recently named the United Kingdom’s most successful albums artist of all time by the Official Albums Chart Company and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997 for his services to music.
“This is genuinely exciting for me,” McCartney said. “Not only was Capitol my first US record label, but the first record I ever bought was Gene Vincent’s Be-Bop-A-Lula on the Capitol label.”
Paul McCartney is the recipient of countless accolades and awards. He is a 21-time Grammy winner, two-time inductee into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, an Academy Award winner and honoree of the Kennedy Centre Honours, the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and France’s Légion d’Honneur.
McCartney is currently working on a new studio album, while a comprehensive plan for the artist’s catalogue is being conceived by Capitol and Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) – in conjunction with the artist and his management team – and will be implemented beginning July 2017.