Frank Zappa’s Estate Acquired by Universal Music Group


Universal Music Group announced today an agreement with The Zappa Trust–consisting of Frank Zappa’s relatives Moon, Dweezil, Ahmet, and Diva Zappa– to acquire the estate of the rock legend, who died in 1993. The estate includes Zappa’s recordings, the catalog of his songs, film archive and all contents of his vault (a storage facility that houses Zappa’s life work.) To date, there have been 122 official Zappa releases, but these only scratch the surface of the expansive recordings in the vault. Zappa is known as a trailblazing musician, composer, guitarist and prominent activist. (