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BMG is proud to announce it has entered into a worldwide partnership with multi-platinum, rock band Good Charlotte and their MDDN label to release the band’s forthcoming new studio album later this year.
Good Charlotte has cemented their legacy as one of the most popular and influential rock bands of modern time. With Top 10 charting albums The Young and the Hopeless, The Chronicles of Life and Death and Good Morning Revival and hit singles ‘The Anthem’, ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ and ‘I Just Wanna Live’, the massively popular quintet have sold more than 11 million albums worldwide.
The group’s as-yet-untitled forthcoming album follows the release of Youth Authority, the band’s first album following a five-year hiatus and first release on the Madden brothers’ newly formed MDDN label. Continuing to inspire a crop of younger artists, their music lives on as legions of new listeners discover the band daily.
“We feel our partnership with BMG is a natural one, as we’ve been fortunate enough to see firsthand their commitment to the artists they’re in business with,” said Benji and Joel Madden. “As the momentum for Good Charlotte continues to build in this new chapter of our career, BMG has consistently demonstrated the type of forward thinking, artist-friendly, entrepreneurial spirit that we really relate to and is in line with the way we want our business to feel. We are very happy to announce this partnership and are committed to letting creativity continue to lead the way.”
Tom ‘Grover’ Biery, EVP Recorded Music, BMG US, said, “BMG thrives on creating authentic partnerships with artists and working alongside Good Charlotte and MDDN is a perfect fit. Benji and Joel have an exciting vision for the group and their new music, and we look forward to helping them fulfill that vision – sharing it with fans worldwide.”
BMG is the new model music company founded by Bertelsmann in 2008 as a direct response to the challenges of music’s digital revolution. Key to its innovative approach is the fact it represents the traditionally separate music publishing and recording rights off the same state-of-the-art platform internationally. BMG is already the world’s fourth biggest music publisher and the first new global player in the recordings business in decades. BMG’s pitch is unique – a relentless focus on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients. BMG’s 15 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over 2.5m songs and recordings, including the catalogues of Chrysalis, Bug, Virgin, Mute, Sanctuary, Primary Wave and Talpa Music, as well as literally thousands of artists and songwriters attracted by its fresh approach. BMG is owned by international media, services and education company Bertelsmann, which also includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group, and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. With its multi-platform perspective, integrated technology platform and commitment to help artists maximize their income, BMG aims to be the best company in music to do business with. www.bmg.com