The Rolling Stones have expanded their decade-long global deal with Universal Music Group (UMG). The press release announcing the new contract explained UMG will continue to distribute the band’s catalogue — from 1971's chart-topping Sticky Fingers through 2016's Grammy award-winning Blue & Lonesome. UMG's subsidiary Eagle Rock, which handles “music programming for broadcast, DVD, Blu-Ray, TV and Digital Media” announced six upcoming concert film re-issues currently on the schedule — Atlanta (1989); Steel Wheels (1989-90); Voodoo Lounge (1994); Bridges To Babylon (1997-1998); Four Flicks (2002); and Bigger Bang (2005-2006) — although no street dates were made available.
In addition to the Stones' past and current recorded output, UMG will play a key role in the group's merchandising: “Bravado, UMG's brand-management and merchandise company and the leading global provider of consumer, lifestyle and branding services to recording artists, will handle global merchandising rights, retail licensing, brand management and e-commerce on behalf of the band, including their iconic tongue logo, one of the most universally recognized symbols in entertainment.”
Whether it comes to the material on the Rolling Stones' albums, the band's touring logistics, or the nuts and bolts of their finances, Mick Jagger has long been known as one of rock's most intense perfectionists. He was asked whether or not he sees himself as a perfectionist, too: “I may be. I am in some things, but I mean, also know that there's only so far you can go in this kind of endeavor. I like a deadline, 'cause then after the deadline, y'know, you're done. 'Cause you can mess with this. And some people in all kinds of artistic endeavors — writing books, or making movies, or records — people love the process of it, so someone says at some point, “Mmm, I think you're done now, I think you've finished, What you've got is good enough.”
Source: Pulse of Radio