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Sony Music Publishing Inks Deal to Administer Gregg Allman Catalog

The late, great artist penned such classic rock staples as “Whipping Post,” “Melissa” and “Midnight Rider.”

Gregg Allman‘s estate has signed a new deal with Sony Music Publishing to administer the late singer-songwriter’s portion of his catalog worldwide. This deal expands Allman’s long-standing relationship with the world’s largest music publisher, which has repped a portion of his catalog for many years. This new admin deal will see the majority of his work, including many of the songs from the Allman Brothers Band as well as his solo career, united under Sony Music Publishing’s care.

As his son, Devon Allman, puts it, “These songs have been the soundtrack of people’s good times and the medicine for their bad times for decades, and we know Sony’s team can maximize the reach and potential of this enduring catalog.”

With a career in music spanning over five decades, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee got his start as a member of the Allman Brothers, a group founded in 1969 with his older brother Duane Allman. The late songwriter was known for penning the band’s biggest hits like “Whipping Post,” “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’,” “Melissa” and “Midnight Rider” among others and for his soulful, growling voice, but his brother’s untimely death in a 1971 motorcycle accident and fellow bandmate Berry Oakley’s death soon after cemented the dark cloud over the band as it continued to break into mainstream success.

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