Entertainment

Rolling Stones sign new deal with UMG

By AAP Newswire

The Rolling Stones have signed a new deal with Universal Music Group covering the legendary rock band's music and audio-visual catalogue, global merchandising and brand management, the music company said.

The deal continues a partnership that covers the band's catalogue including classic albums like Sticky Fingers that was released in 1971.

"After a decade of working in partnership together we are thrilled to expand and extend our relationship with the Rolling Stones," Universal Music Group chief executive Lucian Grainge said in a statement.

The statement gave no financial details of the deal.

Vocalist Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards and others formed the Stones in England in 1962 and they continue to perform globally to large audiences.