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Elvis Costello signs publishing deal with BMG to represent his entire catalog

Elvis Costello has signed a worldwide, exclusive music publishing deal with BMG to represent his entire catalog Under the agreement, BMG will manage the rights to all of Costello’s songs spanning his nearly 50-year career – dating back to his 1977 debut My Aim Is True, through his most recent 32nd album, 2022’s The Boy Named If.

Costello’s catalog contains his most famous tracks including “Alison” “Watching the Detectives,” “Everyday I Write The Book,” “Pump It Up,” and hundreds more. Costello co-wrote the 1989 single “Veronica” with Paul McCartney, in addition to writing songs with Burt Bacharach, Carole King, among others throughout his career.

The 67-year-old Costello has released 32 albums and his songs have been covered by Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt, Chet Baker, and more.  He is a two-time Grammy Award-winner, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.  Said Alistair Norbury, president repertoire & marketing UK, BMG,  in a statement: “It is not often that a catalog as distinguished as Elvis Costello’s becomes available. We look forward to working with Elvis and his management to further raise awareness and appreciation of one of the greatest songwriters the UK has produced.”

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