LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), the U.S.-based division of Universal Music Group that manages the largest, most diverse and culturally rich collection of music ever assembled, and Round Hill Records, a boutique record label that is dedicated to collecting classic catalogs and signing new artists whose music they are incredibly passionate about, today announced an agreement for UMe to become the worldwide distributor of The Offspring catalog, effective immediately.
The multi-year agreement includes six studio albums and the band's Greatest Hits package: Ixnay on the Hombre (1997); Americana (1998); Conspiracy of One (2000); Splinter (2003); Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace (2008); Days Go By (2012); and Greatest Hits. In most territories outside the U.S., UMe will distribute The Offspring catalog through Universal Music Group's Caroline International.
The Offspring have released nine records and performed over 1,100 shows across the globe. The band's best-known hits are the rock anthems including "Self Esteem," "Come Out And Play (Keep 'Em Separated)," "The Kids Aren't Alright," and "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid" and many more. Last year they released the #1 Rock single "Coming For You'' and continue to tour extensively.
Bruce Resnikoff, President and CEO of UMe, said "We look forward to working closely with Round Hill Records and The Offspring to introduce new audiences to their music while maintaining the integrity of their indie punk rock spirit."
"We're really happy to have Bruce Resnikoff and the team at UMe work with Round Hill Records on these classic Offspring recordings. UMe has a great track record of creatively bringing new products from iconic catalogs to the marketplace and we're excited about all the possibilities for the Offspring," adds Josh Gruss, CEO, Round Hill Music.
The Offspring are Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar), Noodles (guitar), Greg K (bass) and Pete Parada (drums). Following a riot at a 1984 Social Distortion show, high school buddies Dexter and Greg K decided to start a band of their own in Garden Grove, California. From the band pressing their debut vinyl single on their own Black Label, to their multiplatinum label releases, The Offspring catalog has sold more than 40 million records worldwide.
Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is the centralized U.S. catalog and special markets entity for Universal Music Group (UMG). Working in concert with all of the company's record labels, UMe provides a frontline approach to catalog management, a concentration of resources, a greater emphasis on strategic marketing initiatives and opportunities in new technologies.
About Universal Music Group
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About Round Hill Music:
Headquartered in New York with offices in Los Angeles and Nashville, Round Hill Music was founded by Josh Gruss in 2010 in partnership with Richard Rowe and Neil Gillis, as a boutique-sized music publisher offering high-touch administration and creative services to its songwriters. Since then, Round Hill Music has built an extensive catalog of music recorded and performed by the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Offspring, Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Bon Jovi, Steve Perry, Louis Armstrong, Tina Turner, Ella Fitzgerald, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys, N Sync, Buckcherry, Mötley Crüe, Daughtry, Bush, Josh Kear, Michael Bolton, Percy Sledge, and Katy Perry. Round Hill has also signed exclusive publishing deals and joint partnerships with a number of established music companies including record label Mexican Summer and original music house Bosshouse Music, as well as Big Loud Shirt Industries, Big Loud Bucks, and Feel Music Group. Round Hill provides a high level of service to their songwriters and producers, including Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Carrie Underwood), singer/songwriter Wade Kirby (Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, George Straight), and Jimmy Robbins (Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum). Some of Round Hill's current artists include The London Souls, Bronze Radio Return, Genevieve, Civil Twilight, The Griswolds, Lettuce, Tamaryn, Odessa, Motopony, and American Authors. Songs in the company's catalog include "All of Me", "She Loves You", "I Saw Her Standing There", "Living in America", "Land Of 1000 Dances", "Hit Me With Your Best Shot", "Bye, Bye, Bye", "Waking Up in Vegas", "Video Killed the Radio Star", "Doin' What She Likes", "That's the Way It Is", "Inside Your Heaven", "That's What I Want for Christmas", "Oh Sherrie", "Jaded", "When a Man Loves a Woman", "In The Meantime", "Forget You", "Undo It", "Just The Way You Are", "Cruise", "Billionaire", "One Day", "Save the Best for Last", "Marry You", "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)" and "Best Day of My Life".
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