London: Veteran British rock band Queen has signed a new record deal with Universal that will see all their albums remastered and re-released next year.
The agreement thereby ends their 40-year partnership with EMI, reports the BBC.
“We are very excited, after all this time, to be embarking on a new phase of our career,” said guitarist Brian May.
In honour of the band’s upcoming 40th anniversary, the first five ‘Queen’ albums will be available in March.
“We aim to apply fresh thinking and innovation to the marketing and promotion of this great body of work,” said Universal boss Max Hole.
The move is a further blow to EMI, which has lost other popular artists including The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Radiohead since the group was taken over by private equity firm Terra Firma in 2007.