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Hootie & The Blowfish Sign Worldwide Publishing Administration Deal with Big Deal Music Group

Hootie & The Blowfish Sign Worldwide Publishing Administration Deal with Big Deal Music Group

Back row: Jim "Soni" Sonefeld, drums; Chris Parr, Manager; Richard "Gus" Gusler, Attorney; Jamie Ceretta, Big Deal Music Group. Front row: Rick Krim; Mark Bryan, guitar; Darius Rucker, vocals; Dean Felber, bass. Courtesy of Big Deal Music Group.
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LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – Hootie & The Blowfish have signed a worldwide publishing administration deal with Big Deal Music Group, in a venture with music industry veteran Rick Krim.

The deal encompasses the band’s highly-anticipated new album, Imperfect Circle, their first in nearly 15 years which is scheduled for release on November 1 by UMG Nashville, as well as their 2005 album Looking For Lucky.

Big Deal Co-President Jamie Cerreta said: “Hootie & The Blowfish are one of the most successful American bands in history. We are very honored to be working with them, as well as Rick, and are excited for their fans all over the world to hear this amazing new album.”

Krim added: “I have had the pleasure of knowing the Hootie guys since 1994. To have the opportunity to work with them again in 2019 is a true thrill, and to do it in partnership with the amazing team at Big Deal makes it even more special.”

Hootie Co-Manager Chris Parr said: “It’s always great to be working closely with friends, and so to be working with Jamie, Kenny and everyone at Big Deal, as well as our longtime ally Rick, is the perfect situation for the band. We are excited to get started.”

Founded in 1989 by Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker and Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, Hootie & The Blowfish have sold more than 25 million records worldwide, generating hit singles including “Hold My Hand,” “Let Her Cry” and “Only Wanna Be With You.” In 2008, the band took pause to embark on a series of successful solo projects while reuniting annually for charity shows.

This past summer, they took their hugely successful ‘Group Therapy Tour’ on the road across North America, Ireland, and the UK. The tour is scheduled to wrap up tonight (Oct. 16) in Birmingham, England.

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