Following reports that The Offspring sold the rights to their Columbia catalog to Round Hill for $35 million, and their albums from that label were removed from Spotify, it has been announced that Universal Music Enterprises (UME) will distribute the band’s last six studio albums and their 2005 Greatest Hits compilation album, all released on Sony/Columbia.
Bruce Resnikoff, President and CEO of UMe, comments, “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.”
Josh Gruss, CEO, Round Hill Music adds, “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.”
It is not known if Universal Music will release the next Offspring album, which is reportedly due for release next year and will be their first since 2012’s Days Go By. We’ll keep you posted as more details on the future of The Offspring come to light.