BMG Music Publishing has signed a co-publishing agreement to administer the rights of 117 never-before-released compositions by the late Mexican ranchera icon José Alfredo Jiménez.

BMG Music Publishing has signed a co-publishing agreement to administer the rights of 117 never-before-released compositions by the late Mexican ranchera icon José Alfredo Jiménez.

The songs, written between 1942 and 1947, are all contained in a single, black notebook that Jiménez's widow has kept through the years. In addition to the previously unreleased material, the black notebook contains the original manuscripts of other songs, among them "El Siete Mares" and "El Cobarde."

Approximately 100 other Jiménez titles, including classics like "El Rey" and "Amanecí En Tus Brazos," are represented by BMG Music Publishing through its Mexico office.

BMG Music Publishing has also signed a co-publishing deal with Jiménez's son, José Alfredo Jiménez Gálvez, who has written for the likes of Lupillo Rivera, Ana Bárbara and Banda El Recodo. He was previously signed to Warner/Chappell.

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