(CelebrityAccess) – Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division has teamed up with Sesame Workshop to re-launch Sesame Street Records in the United States and Canada.
The new multi-year deal will see the label making available a wide variety of recordings from the Sesame Street catalog across streaming and download platforms, as well as brand-new compilation titles on CD and vinyl.
Additional plans for the revitalized imprint include: previously unreleased music from current and past seasons of “Sesame Street,” including appearances by pop stars and other notable celebrities; new thematic compilations aligned with educational topics featured in current and upcoming seasons of “Sesame Street”; and new cover songs and parodies that originate outside of the TV show.
Commenting on the partnership, Kevin Gore, President of Arts Music, said: “’Sesame Street’ and music have had a long-standing harmony that began nearly 50 years ago. I’m thrilled this partnership with Sesame Workshop is our first initiative for Arts Music in the kids’ music space. I watched the first episode, owned their first album, shared this music with my kids, and I can’t think of a better brand or mission as our foundation in this space.”
Musicians who have appeared on Sesame Street over the years include: Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill and the Fugees, Patti Labelle, Marilyn Horne, Ray Charles, Bruno Mars, Tony Bennett, Ed Sheeran, Chris Jackson from “Hamilton,” One Direction, ‘Nsync, Johnny Cash, Smokey Robinson, Will.i.am, Janelle Monae, Usher, B.B. King, Erykah Badu, Gloria Estefan, Little Richard, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Joel and countless others.
New titles from Sesame Street Records will be available in early 2019.