New George Michael songs may be released one day, if his family agrees
8 November 2017, 09:56
Record bosses have said that there's a good chance that new tracks by George Michael will be released - but only if his family agree.
Rob Stringer, the CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, said: “I think there will be more stuff to come out. There is material there but we would not do anything without the estate wanting to be involved.
"I think there will be more stuff to come but not at the behest of commerciality. It will be for good reason. I know he was working on a dance album.”
Stringer has spoken about how he had been working with George, who died on Christmas Day in 2016, on new material.
He said: “I loved him when I was a fan to working with him and commissioning this documentary that came out. George did the voice over two days before he died.”
There is clearly a high demand for George's music, as the re-release of his 1990 album Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1 went to number one in the UK album chart last month. The LP sold over 56,000 copies in its first week on sale.
On George’s new album topping the chart, Stringer added: “That record is a work of genius and the fact is he was working on it before he died and the conversation was to get it to number one. It is beautiful.”
George Michael famously had a massive falling out with Sony back in the 1990s, leading to a high-profile court case against them, which he lost. However, he returned to Sony several years later.