Thursday, August 20, 2009

Universal licenses Sinatra rights
Universal Music licenses Sinatra rights
By Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson in New York
Published: August 20, 2009

Universal Music has secured the international rights to 38 albums recorded by Frank Sinatra, heralding an acceleration of plans to commercialise the entertainer’s estate on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the release of My Way.

Frank Sinatra Enterprises, a joint venture established in 2007 between the Sinatra family and Warner Music, will announce on Friday that Universal Music Group International will take over the catalogue rights outside North America from Warner.

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