Video: Godsmack Signs New Record Deal With BMG, Sully Erna Explains The Move

Godsmack, by Keith Chachkes

Godsmack, by Keith Chachkes

Godsmack has announced that they have left their long-term record label Republic/Universal and signed with BMG for their next album, expected in 2017. Frontman Sully Erna has already signed to BMG for his upcoming solo album, Hometown Life, due for release on September 30th. You can watch the video at this link or below:

In his latest webisode documenting the making of Hometown Life, Erna explained:

“It’s been a really interesting year so far, too, for me this year. Besides coming out with this new album, there’s been a lot of changes I’ve been making in my life in general, and one of them was departing… After a sixteen-, seventeen-year relationship with Republic/Universal, our contractual obligations were up and we decided to move on and sign with BMG, which has been a real pleasure so far. Because it’s coming back to having control as the artist and not being controlled by the record label. Not that we had a bad experience with Republic or Universal — they were great to us; we’re still like family, and we really admire and respect those guys for everything they did for us — but, you know, years move on and things change, and so the industry changes, and so our relationship, as artists, to the industry has to change as well. And so it was just time. It was a good opportunity to try something new, and also be in a position of control again of our own music and of our own career.”


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