Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, a division of SME, have entered into an historic new agreement with Blackheart Records, the groundbreaking American music label founded in 1980 by rock icon Joan Jett, legendary songwriter/producer Kenny Laguna and Meryl Laguna.
Joan Jett & Blackhearts Catalogs to Hit Streaming Services
The new SME/Legacy/Blackheart pact covers the worldwide rights to Joan Jett’s recorded music catalog, including indelible classics and global hits such as “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “Crimson and Clover,” “Bad Reputation,” “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)” and more.
Legacy Recordings made a variety of Joan Jett titles available for the first time on streaming services and digital service providers on September 7.
The first wave of Legacy’s Blackheart Records releases included Jett’s studio classics Bad Reputation, I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll, Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth, Sinner, Pure and Simple, and Unvarnished; the compilation albums Flashback, Fetish, and Greatest Hits; and special editions of I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll 33 1/3 Anniversary and Joan Jett – The First Sessions. These new releases join Joan’s four SME catalog titles already online–Good Music, Up Your Alley, The Hit List, and Notorious.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts had a slew of hits throughout the 80s and were instrumental as a part of the punk rock movement in the decade.
“The music of Joan Jett–raw, real and uncompromising–has been an essential part of the pop culture landscape across four decades,” said Richard Story, President, SME Commercial Music Group.
“Sony Music and Legacy Recordings are both honored and thrilled to be part of the Joan Jett saga and look forward to bringing her music and attitude to future rockers.”
To learn more about these rereleases via streaming services, click here.