Alan Jackson and EMI Music Publishing have extended their more-than-10-year-old relationship with a new co-publishing agreement that covers Jackson's classic song catalog. The announcement follows the extension of a recording deal between Jackson and EMI in Nashville. For more, see Music Row's coverage, here.
Country star Alan Jackson, who has sold some 60 million albums during his career, has a new home at Capitol Records, where longtime friend Mike Dungan is running the show. Jackson's upcoming album will be released as a joint venture between his label and Capitol's new EMI Records Nashville imprint.
“Everyone here at Capitol/EMI is beyond thrilled to represent Alan Jackson,” responds Dungan. “A true American original, a future Hall of Famer, and an artist whose work to date is not only commercially successful, but is of historical cultural significance. We are honored, and we are jacked!”
"I'm not saying I won't be on their label. We just haven't really negotiated anything for the future -- and I haven't with anybody, to be honest with you." He added, "I don't know what's gonna happen. We're just kind of seeing what the options are out there."