NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Sony Music Entertainment has renewed their licensing partnership with Experience Hendrix L.L.C. over the curation and distribution of the Jimi Hendrix catalog and archives.
The catalog contains the recordings made by Hendrix from 1966-1970, covering his development from a little-known sideman for other artists such as Little Richard and the Isley Brothers, to one of the best-known blues-rock guitarists in history.
In addition to Hendrix's albums and singles, the deal also includes his iconic live performances at events such as the Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock, as well as recordings made for the BBC, and the studio recordings he made at Electric Lady Studios, his state of the art Greenwich Village recording facility.
Since the beginning of the partnership in 2009, Legacy Recordings, SME's catalog division, and Experience Hendrix have released a range of Hendrix titles including definitive editions of, Valleys of Neptune (2010, 12 previously unreleased studio recordings, debuted at #4 on Billboard 200, #1 Top Hard Rock Albums, #1 Top Rock Albums, #1 Top Tastemaker Albums and earned Top Ten ranking in fifteen countries around the world), West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology, Winterland (live performances from the legendary San Francisco venue), People, Hell and Angels (2013, debuted at #2 on Billboard 200, contains 12 previously unreleased studio and featured "Somewhere"—Jimi Hendrix's first #1 Billboard single and live recordings including Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival (recorded July 4, 1970, in front of Jimi's largest-ever U.S. audience, a DVD/Blu-ray edition of the performance was released as Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Church and aired on Showtime and other broadcast outlets throughout the world) as well as the debut performance of Hendrix's Band Of Gypsys trio via Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69.
The renewal of the Sony Music deal will also provide support for the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation. The park opened in Seattle on June 17th, 2017.