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Dolly Parton signs with Sony/ATV

By | Published on Thursday 7 March 2019

[L-R] Troy Tomlinson, Bruce Scavuzzo, Danny Nozell, Dolly Parton, Martin Bandier, Brian Monaco - photo credit Michael Kovac

Sony/ATV has signed a new deal to administer the song catalogue of Dolly Parton in North America and various other territories.

“Dolly Parton is a true musical icon and we are unbelievably excited to get the chance to work with her again”, says soon-to-depart Sony/ATV boss Marty Bandier, who won’t really get much of a chance to work with her again, given his imminent departure.

“Her importance, influence and legacy as a recording artist is recognised the world over”, he adds. “But more than anything she stands out as an exceptional songwriter with a peerless catalogue of songs, which we are honoured to represent”.

Parton herself chips in: “I am very excited to be working with Sony/ATV. They know my catalogue and they know me. Get ready, you’re going to be hearing a lot more from me!”

Meanwhile, her manager, CTK Management CEO Danny Nozell, muses thus: “With so many years of Dolly’s career being under Sony, we feel this is a great home for her publishing administration and we’re looking forward to the partnership”.

Parton controls her publishing rights through her own Velvet Apple Music company. In 2017, she signed a deal with Concord Music Group to represent those rights in various territories, including the UK, Germany, France and Latin America. The new Sony/ATV deal runs alongside that arrangement and, in addition to North America, covers any other territories where existing deals are not in place.