UMPG is proud to provide worldwide administration for the Grateful Dead’s company, Ice Nine. The administration deal covers the Grateful Dead’s entire discography including songs written by Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Robert Hunter, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Donna Jean Godcheaux-MacKay, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, Bob Weir and others.
Having celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2015, the Grateful Dead have sold over 35 million albums, and achieved 20 gold and platinum albums in the U.S. alone. Though “The Dead” officially disbanded in 1995, they regularly release new live albums from their vaults to some of the most devoted fans in popular music. While the Grateful Dead enjoyed success with signature songs like “Casey Jones,” “Truckin’,” “Uncle John’s Band,” “Bertha,” “Ripple,” “Sugar Magnolia,” “Dark Star,” and “Touch of Grey” (the band’s only top 10 hit, in 1987), albums were much more important to their career than singles.
The group has so far released over 140 albums, most of them concert recordings. Grateful Dead studio albums include their 1967 self-titled first album, Anthem of the Sun (1968), Aoxomoxoa (1969), Workingman’s Dead (1970), American Beauty (1970), Wake of the Flood (1973), From the Mars Hotel (1974), Blues for Allah (1975), Terrapin Station (1977), Shakedown Street (1978), Go to Heaven (1980), In the Dark (1987) and their final 1989 studio album, Built to Last.
Live albums remain some of the Grateful Dead’s most popular, often showcasing their extended, experimental jamming and improvisations, and frequently containing previously unreleased original material. Among the more well-known live albums are Live/Dead (1969), Europe ’72, Grateful Dead (Skull and Roses) (1971), History of the Grateful Dead Vol 1 (Bear’s Choice) (1973), Steal Your Face (1976) Reckoning (1981), Dead Set (1981), and Without a Net (1990).