Music publisher the Bicycle Music Company has entered into an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with the Estate of George Harrison, the company announced. Deal will cover several of Harrison’s Beatles compositions, as well as his solo material and songs by his son, Dhani Harrison.
Bicycle, a subsidiary of Concord Bicycle Music, will administer Harrison songs ranging from “Something,” “Here Comes the Sun” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” originally recorded with the Beatles, to solo material like “My Sweet Lord” and “Stuck Inside a Cloud,” in addition to his Traveling Wilburys hit “Handle With Care.” Dhani Harrison is the frontman of band Thenewno2, and has composed scores to films “Beautiful Creatures” and “Learning to Drive.”
“I could never have imagined growing up on the songs of George Harrison that I would someday have the privilege and responsibility of caring for these enduring works,” said Bicycle CEO Jake Wisely in a statement, calling the catalog “a music publisher’s dream.”
Harrison’s widow Olivia added: “Dhani and I are happy to embark on this new partnership with Bicycle Music.”
Coming shortly after the long-awaited release of the Beatles catalog via streaming services last December, next month will also see the release of the two-disc set “George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison,” which features renditions of Harrison’s songs by Dhani Harrison, Norah Jones, Conan O’Brien and members of the Killers, Heart, the Strokes, Spoon and the Flaming Lips, recorded live in 2014 in Los Angeles.