LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – Common Music Group (UMG) has acquired about 200 recordings by Nat King Cole from the singer’s property, bringing all of his recordings beneath UMG possession. The songs, recorded between 1961 and 1964, had been beforehand licensed to Capitol Data beneath a deal negotiated after Cole’s rise to fame.
Billboard was the primary to report the acquisition, stating the monetary phrases of the deal to be within the vary of between $10 – $20 million. Recordings included within the deal are “Nature Boy”, “Mona Lisa”, “Unforgettable”, and “Smile”, amongst others.
UMG additionally introduced that it’ll launch Capitol Rarities (Vol. 1), a group of tracks by Cole, 5 of which had been beforehand unavailable on any streaming platforms. They’re “The Magic Tree”, “Early American”, “The Day Isn’t Lengthy Sufficient”, “My First and My Final Love” and “Easter Sunday Morning.”
The UMG deal follows the current announcement that Irving Azoff’s Iconic Arts Group bought rights to all belongings from Cole’s property, together with his recorded music, publishing, TV exhibits, and identify and likeness. That deal and the UMG acquisition are being billed as a part of an effort to increase carry Cole’s music to new generations.