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Cage The Elephant sign worldwide publishing deal with BMG



Multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rock band Cage The Elephant have signed a new worldwide publishing administration agreement with BMG. The group will release their highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Social Cues, on April 19 followed by a co-headlining tour with Beck this summer. 

Cliff Burnstein, co-owner of Q Prime, said “We are happy to welcome BMG to the Cage The Elephant family. From the first meeting, they demonstrated that they had the expertise and enthusiasm to help elevate the band’s career." 

David Hirshland, EVP Music Publishing Catalogs, said, “We are thrilled to be working alongside Cage the Elephant on their ground-breaking new album. Beyond being their publishing partner, we are all huge fans of the band.” 

Deeply inspired by punk music, brothers Matt and Brad Shultz began playing music in high-school with fellow students Jared Champion and Daniel Tichenor. Shortly after forming the band, they made the bold move to London to begin their career. Their self-titled debut album gained them international attention, catapulting them up the Billboard Alternative and Rock charts and achieving RIAA Platinum certification. 

Cage the Elephant has released three additional studio albums – 2011’s Thank You, Happy Birthday, the Gold-certified Melophobia and the Grammy award-winning Tell Me I’m Pretty.  At radio, Cage The Elephant holds the record for the most Number One Alternative songs of any artist this decade. Cage The Elephant have had seven Billboard Number One singles with 11 singles landing in the Billboard Top 10 and digitally have a combined 1.5 billion streams worldwide. Their most recent release was their expansive live album, Unpeeled, which found the band performing stripped down and backed by a string quartet and a choir. 

Based in Nashville, Cage The Elephant is vocalist Matt Shultz, rhythm guitarist Brad Shultz, drummer Jared Champion, bassist Daniel Tichenor, lead guitarist Nick Bockrath and keyboardist Matthan Minster.

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