Paul McCartney Signs With Capitol Records, His Old Home

Beatle returns to his first U.S. record label, by way of Concord

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Paul McCartney has left Concord and signed with Capitol Records.

The new contract includes his entire body of post-Beatles work: From 1970’s “McCartney” album, through the Wings decade, to the dozens of solo and collaborative works. All told, in a career that spans six decades, McCartney has sold more than 500 million records worldwide and won 21 Grammy Awards.

McCartney is currently working on a new studio album. Meanwhile, Capitol and Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will roll out a plan for his meaty catalogue next July.

“This is genuinely exciting for me,” McCartney said in a statement. “Not only was Capitol my first U.S. record label, but the first record I ever bought was Gene Vincent’s ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ on the Capitol label.”

“Paul McCartney’s association with Capitol has long defined so much of our historic legacy, and all of us here are extremely proud and honored that he has chosen to come back home,” Capitol Music Group (CMG) Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett added. “Paul’s indelible contributions to our culture are second to none, and his constant evolution as an artist and performer continues to inspire and enrich the lives of countless millions of people. We are overjoyed that Paul will be creating new music for years to come, and that Capitol will be helping to present it to the world.”

“It would be simply impossible to overstate what an honor it is to welcome Paul back to Capitol. It’s a homecoming of one of the greatest musical artists of all time to the label that first helped bring his incredible music to the world,” said Lucian Grainge, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group. “Paul’s astonishing career has shown no limits — in creativity, in commercial longevity, and in its impact on people and cultures in every corner of the globe. We are thrilled at both Capitol and UMG to be able to contribute to the next chapter in Paul’s extraordinary career.”