Global music company BMG has acquired the entire recorded catalogue of Mötley Crüe. According to the announcement, the new deal includes the band’s complete recorded output spanning their 40-year career totaling nine studio albums from their 1981 debut, Too Fast For Love, through the latest release in 2008 Saints Of Los Angeles, along with all live albums and compilation sets.
Mötley Crüe said in statement announcing the agreement: “It feels amazing to be collaborating with our new partners at BMG. Their extensive track record of success in Rock made them the perfect home to continue preserving and growing our musical legacy, ensuring we always stay at The Top.”
Crüe manager Allen Kovac added: “After working side by side with BMG for well over a decade, the relationship we have developed and success we’ve accomplished over the years made this a very easy transition to entrust with this treasured rock catalog. Working with BMG in any capacity, whether that’s publishing or records, has always been a great experience.”
BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch said: “This is more than just a significant transaction. It’s a new chapter for an extraordinary catalog. Few bands understand the myth and the magic of Rock like Mötley Crüe do. In an increasingly competitive rights acquisition market, artists need to be convinced that a buyer will do the right thing with their work. I am delighted that Mötley Crüe have decided BMG will be the best custodians of their musical career.”
- Mötley Crüe‘s fifth album — and sole chart-topper to date — Dr. Feelgood, was released on September 1st, 1989, the album, which was produced by Bob Rock, peaked at Number One and spent 11 weeks in the Top 10.
- The album spawned five singles — “Dr. Feelgood” (#6), “Kickstart My Heart” (#27), “Without You” (#8), “”Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)” (#19), and “Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)” (#78).
- To date, Motley Crue’s Dr. Feelgood album has sold over six million copies in the U.S. alone.
CHECK IT OUT: Mötley Crüe’s video for 1983’s “Too Young To Fall In Love”: