Billy Bragg Signs New Worldwide Deal With Cooking Vinyl

Billy Bragg has signed with the Cooking Vinyl label for the sixth time but, unlike previous contracts, this is a worldwide deal which includes the release of his upcoming album, Tooth and Nail. The album, his first in five years, will be released on March 18 in the U.K. and March 19 in the U.S.

The deal allows Bragg to retain the copyright for the recording, a clause that is still rare in the recording industry.

Commenting on the new deal, Bragg said "When I first signed to Cooking Vinyl, it was all fields around here. I'm really pleased to still be part of their ongoing success story, especially now they have built up momentum in America and ROW. As someone who believes that artists should own their rights, I am proud to work with a label that leads in service-only deals which help us all to make a living in the new digital record industry."

Martin Goldschmidt, founder and MD of Cooking Vinyl added "Without Billy I don't think Cooking Vinyl would be here today. He is one of the foundations of the company and we are honoured that he has chosen us (over major competition) to release his new album. My face lit up when he came in and played it to us. It is his strongest record since Mermaid Avenue and definitely a contender for his best album ever."

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