It’s a big day for The Offspring!
Per Billboard, New York-based music publishing company Round Hill Music purchased the master recordings of Columbia records portion of The Offspring catalog for a whopping $35 million, which translates to everything the band has ever put out with the exception of their 1994 debut album Smash, which happens to be their best-selling album. (Those masters are still owned by Epitaph Records.)
So, what does this all mean? The Offspring have a trusted partner for their recordings who Dexter Holland said understands “that we are continuing to perform and record and that the visibility of our past is critical to our future.”
Hmmm…could this translate to remastered reissues? Only time will tell!
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.