As a part of this new deal, CeeLo will open recording studios in both Atlanta and Las Vegas to work directly with the new artists that he signs to Mothership Entertainment Group.
Fully funded by Sony Music, CeeLo will work closely with all talent signed to Mothership in a bid to ‘create real, soulful music’.
For additional support, Mothership will also be able to sign any of these artists to any of the labels within the Sony Music family.
“CeeLo Green is a tremendously successful songwriter, producer and artist who throughout his solo career and work with Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley has proven himself to be a gifted and versatile talent. We are delighted to welcome him back to the Sony Music family, and look forward to partnering with him to develop great new artists and music through our new relationship,” said Doug Morris, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment.
“The significance of the title MOTHERSHIP is in honor of my mother and grandmother, who were both mavericks in their respective fields, leaving me an inheritance of emotion, instinct, inner vision and industry,” said CeeLo Green.
“Music made for the sake of procreation can and does also serve as philanthropy, essentially enriching the quality of life of avid listeners. I am honored to stand beside, and in extension of Sony, with a keen sense of appreciation for this opportunity. I’m certain I can rise to the occasion. It will be my pleasure and duty.”
CeeLo broke onto the music scene as a member of the southern rap group Goodie Mob and later paired up with Danger Mouse to form Gnarls Barkley.
Together, they released the 2006 global hit Crazy, which reached #1 in various singles charts worldwide.
In 2010, CeeLo focused on his solo career to released “The Lady Killer” and earned two Grammy Awards for his hit singles, “Fool For You (Feat. Melanie Fiona)” and the epochal, 5x RIAA platinum certified worldwide track “F**k You.”
This mainstream success landed him a coaching position on NBC’s hit show The Voice, where he helped identify and develop new musical talent. In-between seasons, CeeLo also completed a Vegas residency, released a Grammy-nominated Christmas album, and expanded into the acting world starring in films such as Begin Again.