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Blake Shelton sells recording rights to Influence Media Partners

By | Published on Wednesday 5 October 2022

Blake Shelton

Country musician Blake Shelton has sold his rights in his recordings catalogue, covering releases from 2001 to 2019, to Influence Media Partners. As part of the deal, Shelton will set up a new joint venture with the company, which will allow him to continue to earn from those rights, which is nice. For him.

“I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since my first album and single”, says Shelton. “Sometimes I still feel like the kid from Oklahoma I was back then! While a lot has changed during that time, my passion for music hasn’t”.

Name checking Influence Media Co-Managing Partners Lylette Pizarro and Rene McLean, he goes on: “I’m excited to be working with Lylette, Rene and the team at Influence Media on so much of my catalogue and to introduce my songs to the next generation of country fans”.

Pizarro, who also founded the music investment fund, adds: “Blake is one of the most exciting luminaries to emerge in both country music and television in the past two decades, His music’s continued resonance with new and established audiences makes him the perfect business partner for Influence”.

“We’re particularly proud of the fact that Blake will continue to be an active participant in his catalogue moving forward, and to have a tailored joint venture in place that will ensure he remains an active profit participant”, she continues. “We’re excited to work closely with Blake, his management team at Starstruck and our partners at Warner Music Nashville to identify strategic opportunities for his modern country classics”.

The deal includes eleven albums – including a Christmas album – and two EPs. As Pizarro noted, Warner Music will still be involved with the recordings, while Sony Music Publishing will remain the catalogue’s publisher.