BMG has announced that it has acquired the recordings catalogue of multi-platinum and award-winning Australian rock band Jet.
The deal with BMG includes Australian and New Zealand rights to the band’s first two albums, Get Born and Shine On, and the global royalty stream for these iconic albums, as well as global rights to their third album Shaka Rock. This is in addition to the band’s existing global publishing deal with BMG signed in 2017.
“With big decisions like this it comes down to personal relationships,” said Chris Cester, the founding mainstay drummer of Jet. “We’ve known the BMG team for years. We’re already with BMG for our publishing and they do what they say they’re gonna do. That’s a rare thing in this business. Sooner or later you figure out that’s the only thing that matters, if you’re serious about what you do.”
BMG President, Australia, New Zealand, and South-East Asia, Heath Johns said, “Jet are a generation-defining band who achieved global success of the rarest kind. BMG couldn’t be more honoured to acquire these iconic global hit recordings and we thank Nic, Chris, Cam, Mark, and their manager Andy Cassell for the faith they have shown in our team via this landmark deal.
Formed in the late 90s, Jet went on to release three studio albums and sell more than 6.5 million records worldwide.
Jet are currently touring Australia to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their iconic debut album Get Born. The band will be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in November, being the first inductees since Archie Roach in 2020.
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