Good Charlotte Partnering with BMG for New Album


Story by Anne Erickson, photo by Ville Juurikkala

Good Charlotte’s upcoming album will be a partnership between BMG and the Madden brothers’ MDDN label

Remember Good Charlotte, the pop-rockers behind punk-y tunes like “The Anthem,” “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” and “I Just Wanna Live?” The brothers of Benji and Joel Madden are still together, still making music and still touring. They’re currently working on their follow-up to 2016’s “Youth Authority,” and the guys just announced their new label home: BMG.

Good Charlotte’s upcoming, as-yet-untitled new album is due out later this year. It will mark the band’s seventh studio record, the first being their 2000 self-titled set.

“We feel our partnership with BMG is a natural one, as we’ve been fortunate enough to see firsthand their commitment to the artists they’re in business with,” Benji and Joel said in a joint statement. “As the momentum for Good Charlotte continues to build in this new chapter of our career, BMG has consistently demonstrated the type of forward thinking, artist friendly, entrepreneurial spirit that we really relate to and is in line with the way we want our business to feel.”

They added, “We are very happy to announce this partnership and are committed to letting creativity continue to lead the way.”

“Youth Authority” was Good Charlotte’s first album after a five-year hiatus and first record on the Madden brothers’ MDDN label. The upcoming album will be a partnership between BMG and MDDN.

“BMG thrives on creating authentic partnerships with artists and working alongside Good Charlotte and MDDN is a perfect fit,” Tom ‘Grover’ Biery, EVP Recorded Music, BMG U.S., said in a statement. “Benji and Joel have an exciting vision for the group and their new music, and we look forward to helping them fulfill that vision – sharing it with fans worldwide.”