Muddy Waters Estate signs administrative agreement with Sony Music Publishing

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — The estate of legendary Chicago blues artist Muddy Waters has signed an agreement with Sony Music Publishing for worldwide administration of his comprehensive song catalog.

Muddy Waters, the stage name of McKinley Morganfield, is widely revered as one of the founders of the Chicago blues sound and was a central figure in the early development of Rock & Roll, inspiring artists such as Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page , Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger, among others.

His catalog includes hits such as “Mannish Boy”, “Rollin’ Stone”, “Champagne & Reefer”, “I Can’t Be Satisfied”, “Country Blues”, “The Blues Had A Baby And They Called It Rock & Roll”. ‘ and ‘No more problems’.

“Muddy Waters was without a doubt one of the most impactful songwriters in modern music. Its vibrant, expressive sound is embodied in the music of today and continues to inspire generations. We look forward to working with Muddy Waters Estate to build on his enduring songwriting legacy,” said Jon Platt, President and CEO of Sony Music Publishing.

Throughout his career, Waters has amassed a collection of accolades that includes six Grammy Awards (as well as eleven nominations), including the Grammys’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

“On behalf of the Muddy Waters family, we take great comfort in knowing that this incredible catalog of music will be in the hands of Jon Platt and his team at Sony. My father’s legacy is a vital part not only of the musical history, but also American history. Making sure future generations are aware of how blues legends like Dad, Howling Wolf, BB King, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy and so many more have shaped other genres of music, from rock and roll to hip-hop, is so important. We don’t want these names to get lost in history and in the telling and telling of their stories. I believe we have a partner in Sony who can help keep that flame alive and expand our reach, giving my father his rightful place in music history, a place we all think he and so many others deserve. I look forward to the work ahead,” said Mercy Morganfi eld, estate representative.