The Offspring have struck a $35 million deal for their back catalog and publishing.
Round Hill Music, which is best known for buying the Bush back catalog a couple years ago, has the rights to all the albums The Offspring recorded for Columbia Records from 1997 to 2012, as well as their 2005 Greatest Hits package. The band’s first three releases, including 1991’s Smash, are still controlled by Epitaph Records. But Round Hill has also acquired the publishing rights to the songs on the Epitaph albums.
Frontman Dexter Holland tells Billboard, “We felt that having the right caretaker for our catalog, both the masters and the publishing, is incredibly important to the future of our career. Round Hill understands that we are continuing to perform and record, and that the visibility of our past is critical to our future.”