Sony Music Entertainment (SME) and Jimi Hendrix’s own company Experience Hendrix L.L.C. have got into a renewed licensing partnership. The two had entered the partnership way back in 2009.
The said partnership covers the on-going curation and distribution of the Jimi Hendrix catalogue and archives making the artiste’s music and film materials available to fans.
The Jimi Hendrix catalogue and archives cover the recordings made by the guitarist-singer-composer during 1966-1970.
In addition to the albums and singles released during his lifetime, the catalogue has since been expanded to include definitive presentations of live performances at events such as the Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock besides recordings made for the BBC and the many studio recordings he made at Electric Lady Studios, his state-of-the-art Greenwich Village recording facility.
“Jimi’s life and legacy are precious to us and, quite naturally, we could only entrust it into the hands of those who share our love and enthusiasm for his amazing work. Sony, through Legacy Recordings, has proven their dedication to preserving Jimi’s life work with integrity,” Janie Hendrix, CEO/President, Experience Hendrix L.L.C., said in a statement.
The renewal of the partnership will provide additional support for the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation which will allow the foundation to continue its commitment to cultural diversity and the legacy of Jimi Hendrix and his music. The Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle opened on June 17 this year.