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Dolly Parton signs with Sony/ATV Music Publishing

The deal covers Parton’s iconic catalog and new compositions.

Dolly Parton and Sony/ATV
Credit: Michael Kovac

Dolly Parton has signed a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing for her song catalog.

The deal includes songs from across Parton’s long and successful career including I Will Always Love You, 9 to 5, Jolene, Love is Like a Butterfly and Two Doors Down. It will also include newly-written compositions and covers North America and territories not covered by existing sub-publishing arrangements.

Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier said, “Dolly Parton is a true musical icon and we are unbelievably excited to get the chance to work with her again. Her importance, influence and legacy as a recording artist is recognized the world over, but more than anything she stands out as an exceptional songwriter with a peerless catalog of songs, which we are honored to represent.”

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Dolly Parton said, “I am very excited to be working with Sony/ATV. They know my catalog and they know me. Get ready, you’re going to be hearing a lot more from me!”

Dolly Parton’s manager Danny Nozell, CEO, CTK Management, said, “With so many years of Dolly’s career being under Sony, we feel this is a great home for Dolly’s publishing administration and we’re looking forward to the partnership.”

Parton is the most-decorated female Country music performer of all-time. She started writing songs as a child and made her debut at the Grand Ole Opry as a teenager.

She’s had 25 Billboard Country number 1 hits, more than 50 Top 10 country songs and a record 44 Top 10 country albums. She’s picked up countless awards including 10 Country Music Association awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards and eight GRAMMY Awards.

Parton has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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