Concord Music Publishing is pleased to announce a new publishing deal with legendary artist and songwriter Boz Scaggs. The new deal, effective immediately, covers his full catalog from 1968 to the present, as well as his future works.
“I’ve become familiar with the Concord folks over the last couple of years through my most recent record release, and the more I see, the more I’ve come to respect their people and their work. I see a bright horizon with Concord,” says Scaggs.
William Royce “Boz” Scaggs, is a GRAMMY Award winning singer, songwriter and guitarist, renowned for his unique style, which beautifully blends soul, rock and roll, and the blues. He has been releasing music for over five decades, with standout, chart topping tracks such as “Lido Shuffle,” “It’s Over,” “What Can I Say” and the GRAMMY Award-winning “Lowdown” off his 1976 album Silk Degrees. The 5x platinum Silk Degrees became a massive commercial breakthrough for Scaggs, reaching the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 and remained on the album charts for 115 weeks. The album also featured “We’re All Alone” which became a worldwide Top 10 hit for Rita Coolidge in 1977. In February 2020, “Lowdown” was sampled by English electronic duo Disclosure on their single, “Expressing What Matters.”
Silk Degrees was preceded by a string of rhythm & blues fused albums such as Moments and Slow Dancer. It was followed by platinum status albums Down Two Then Left and Middle Man. The latter produced hit singles “Breakdown Dead Ahead,” “Jo Jo” and “Look What You’ve Done to Me.” Other notable albums from the catalog include Some Change, the GRAMMY-nominated Come On Home, and Dig.
“My colleagues and I here at Concord are beyond thrilled about this opportunity to work with Boz,” says Michael Pizzuto, SVP Creative, Synchronization & A&R at Concord Music Publishing. “His wonderfully cool, unique and influential catalog of hit songs and deeper gems, is something we at Concord value, celebrate and on which we will put a creative focus on.”
Scaggs continues to tour and record. His most recent album, Out of the Blues, released in 2018 via Concord Records, reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart and was nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Blues Album.