Don’t Stop Believin’ hitmaker Steve Perry has signed an exclusive publishing administration agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group for the world outside of the US and Canada.
The deal includes all songs written or co-written by Perry throughout his career, including as lead singer of Journey and his solo work.
“One of the greatest voices in the history of rock also wrote or co-wrote some of rocks greatest songs. We couldn’t be prouder that he has chosen to bring those songs to UMPG. We look forward to working with him on both his iconic catalog and his new songs,” said Zach Horowitz, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group.
Steve Perry said, “I so look forward to being a part of the Universal Music Publishing Group. I know they really get what songs are about and they still believe in the magic of music."
As the lead singer of Journey and in his solo career, Perry is responsible for writing or co-writing tracks such as Oh Sherrie, Any Way You Want It, Foolish Heart, Separate Ways (Worlds Apart), Open Arms, Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin,’ and Who's Crying Now.
In the UK, the Glee cast version of Don’t Stop Believin’ went to No.2 on the Official Singles chart.
Infinity, Perry’s first album with Journey, has sold more than 3 million copies while 1981’s Escape has sold more than 12.4 million worldwide.
The band’s Greatest Hits album, with most songs written or co-written by Steve Perry, has sold over 25 million albums worldwide. Journey’s catalog has now sold over 60 million albums.
I would like to thank everyone for their support on the recent ebay charity auctions we've had and also - Thank you so very much for all the birthday well wishes on my 53rd birthday---(hehe).
Look what came just in time for my birthday! Thanks to all of you for making "Don't Stop Believin" the biggest selling classic rock digital download track!
All the very best to you and yours,
(via: Fan Asylum)
November 18, 2011:
Stuck in the 80's NEW interview with Steve!
Steve Perry says he's happy. And the former Journey frontman wants to make sure all his fans know it.
"If I could tell my fans anything right now, it would be that I want them to know I am happy," Perry told Stuck in the '80s in an epic interview to promote the release of Journey's Greatest Hits Vol. 2. "I was happy being in front of them every night. They lifted me to places I could not go without them. My voice was actually their voice because I had to go get it because they wanted to hear it."
In an hour-long interview, Steve talked with Steve Spears about touring the country during the early days of Journey ("We never stopped. A day off wasn’t a day off; it was a travel day. That's how you did it back then. It was like running for public office."), his feelings about Neal Schon ("Neal and I have had our problems over the years. We probably don't like each other very much, because we had a lot of time together. But I know we love each other...") and even touch on his relationship with the girl who inspired Oh Sherrie ("The truth is that it's hard to navigate a relationship when you’re in the midst of such a ride.").
Listen to Steve Spears' awesome interview here! ...thanks Steve!
November 14, 2011:
Steve Talks Reissues, "Don't Stop Believin'," New Music...and No, He's Not the Band Perry's Dad...with ABC News Radio
November 3, 2011:
Listen to Steve's GH2 interview with FDHLounge.com here!
Andrew from MelodicRock.com's long awaited & fantastic conversation with Steve...a must read!
September 19, 2011:
Your Greatest Hits 2 Q&A with Steve Perry is here!
August 25, 2011:
Journey's Greatest Hits Vol 2 - the long awaited follow up to Greatest Hits Vol 1 - is coming your way on vinyl, CD and as a digital download. To coincide with this much anticipated release, Fan Asylum hosted another Q&A w/Steve! Greatest Hits Vol 1 and Steve Perry's Street Talk have also been remastered and will be available as a digital download and on vinyl. The special gatefold double 180-gram virgin vinyl edition of GH Vol 1 & 2 and Street Talk will be available on November 1, 2011 along with the CD of GH Vol 2.
Nymag.com reveals: "What is the Great Mistake Lurking in ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’?.."
January 10, 2012:
NEW Dearborn Press & Guide article: "Don’t Stop Believin’ in a Steve Perry Return"
(Dearborn in the hizzhouse!)
January 4, 2012:
NEW Billboard.com article: "Steve Perry Won't Stop Recording...but Touring Is Another Story"
Steve Perry Fan Q&A
January 21, 2011:
Dear Faithful Fans,
Just a small note to thank you for all the Questions ..........All the questions that were sent in were placed in a fish bowl and were drawn at random. Of the questions I answered, I will place your names into a hat and I will draw 3. Those 3 will later receive a personalized gift from me ............In addition to the great questions, thanks for all the wonderful messages of love and support. Thanks again..........
Congratulations to the 2010 World Series Champions San Francisco Giants!!!
October 8, 2010:
Steve Perry is a big Giants fan and has been rooting for his team throughout the season. KNBR Sports Radio, the official radio station of the SF Giants, chatted it up with Steve via phone on the Murph & Mac Morning Show on Friday, October 8th. Listen as Steve discusses his favorite team and their chances to go all the way to the World Series, as well as his personal reverence for the sport of baseball. A MUST HEAR INTERVIEW!
October 28, 2010:
Steve Perry up close and rocking AT&T Park! Turn that shit up!
July 1, 2009:
Steve was contacted by various media outlets for his thoughts on the untimely death of Michael Jackson. Excerpts may appear in other publications such as Life Magazine & Billboard Magazine.
What are some of your memories of working with Michael Jackson on "We Are The World"
I was originally contacted by Lionel Richie’s manager, Ken Kragen who told me that Lionel & Michael had written a song called “We Are The World” for a project they were doing together called U.S.A. For Africa. He wanted to know if I was interested in joining the choir with many other recording artists. I said, “Sure...that would be fantastic!” The next thing I knew I was at A&M studios in Hollywood in a room full of so many artists that I grew up with and admired.
BAND's LIVE PERFORMANCE CHRONICLED ON TWO-DISC DVD
+ CD COLLECTORS EDITION PACKAGE
EARLY MTV CONCERT RELEASED IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR FIRST TIME
"Lights," "Stay Awhile," "Open Arms," "Who's Cryin' Now," "Don't Stop Believin'," "Wheel In The Sky,""Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'," "Stone In Love," "Anyway You Want It," "Where Were You," "Keep On Runnin'," "Escape," "Mother Father," "Line Of Fire," "Dead Or Alive"
Produced by Steve Perry
The DVD and CD have both been remixed and remastered in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound. CD contains bonus live track (not filmed),"The Party's Over, (Hopelessly In Love)"
Greatest Hits DVD
Music Videos & Live Performances
JOURNEY RECORDED LIVE AT HISTORIC CONCERT:
LIVE IN HOUSTON 1981 ESCAPE TOUR
Steve Perry (lead vocals); Neal Schon (lead guitar, vocals); onathan Cain (keyboards, vocals); Ross Valory (bass, vocals);