BMG has announced it has signed a global recordings agreement with Slipknot’s Corey Taylor for his upcoming solo studio album, CMF2.
The album will be released later this year on Taylor’s label imprint Decibel Cooper/BMG, and is the follow-up to his 2020 critically acclaimed debut solo album, CMFT. The release of that album propelled Taylor to the top of the Billboard Hard Rock Songwriters chart after the release of the single, “Black Eyes Blue.”
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be working with BMG,” says Taylor about the deal. “I haven’t felt this driven and determined since I first started out in ’99. BMG is the new bastion of Rock and Metal, and with them ready to go, I can tell you we’re heading for big things. Thank you, BMG!”
“We are thrilled to welcome Corey Taylor to the BMG family,” adds Jason Hradil, BMG EVP, New York & SVP, International Marketing. “His new album is an extension of the incredible body of work he’s assembled over his career and we can’t wait for fans around the corner to hear it later this year.”
“We were completely blown away after hearing Corey’s new album,” adds Thomas Scherer, President, Repertoire & Marketing, Los Angeles and New York. “His music is absolutely brilliant with the marketing skills to match. It is an honor to be the partner for such an inspiring artist and entrepreneur like Corey Taylor and amplify his vision globally!”
Corey Taylor continues to impact culture as the frontman for both Grammy Award-winning juggernaut Slipknot and Platinum rock force Stone Sour. Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author as well as an actor with a myriad of film and television credits. Impacting generations of fans and peers alike, his voice has rallied millions of fans across the globe.
Globally Slipknot boast 13 Platinum and 44 Gold albums, three of which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 (All Hope is Gone, .5 the Gray Chapter, and We Are Not Your Kind). In 2020, Taylor successfully raised over $300,000 for Direct Relief in support of its COVID-19 response efforts. That included auctioning 13 signed and handpicked guitars from his personal collection through eBay. Taylor went on to launch the non-profit Taylor Foundation to support military veterans and emergency personnel living with PTSD.