Universal Music announced a new deal with Rod Stewart earlier this week, he having previously worked with Sony on his most recent releases. The new partnership with Universal will include the release of the aging singer’s first ever Christmas album. So that’s something for us all to look forward to.
Confirming the new worldwide partnership, Universal top man Lucian Grainge told reporters: “I’ve known Rod and [his manager] Arnold [Stiefel] for many years and have been wanting to work with them for some time. Rod possesses one of pop music’s most inventive and memorable voices; and we’re delighted to be part of the next great chapter in his already storied career. UMG remains committed to artistic creativity and expanding opportunities for artists in the marketplace. And nowhere is this more evident than in our new partnership with an artist of Rod’s calibre”.
Stewart himself added: “I’m confident that by partnering with my fellow CBE, Lucian, and his cracking, top-notch company, we have the best team in the business”.