-- BMG's acquisition of Chrysalis closed on Feb. 3, which brings into its catalog songs by David Bowie, Cee Lo Green and Blondie. In November, BMG agreed to acquire Chrysalis for 107.4 million pounds ($168.6 million).
The deal continues BMG's acquisition binge, with the company having bought Stage 3, Cherry Lane and Evergreen Copyrights, among other publishing catalog in the last year.
-- peermusic has acquired a co-publishing stake in Nashville songwriter Vicky McGehee and her Middle Child 2 Music catalog. The agreement includes a going forward exclusive songwriter and co-publishing deal.
McGehee has penned tracks for the DearJane Girls and Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry, and John Anderson.
In related news, peermusic has agreed to acquire a minority interest in the South Korea-based MusicCube as part of a new strategic relationship between the two firms. As part of the deal, peermusic will represent MusicCube's publishing for the world outside of Korea and Japan, where Cube has their own operations -- and China and Thailand, where Cube is represented by Shake Music and GMM, respectively. In turn, MusicCube will represent peermusic's repertoire in South Korea.
-- Music Reports will provide its licensing and royalty account services to Muve Music, Cricket Wireless' digital music service. As part of the agreement, Music reports will provide licensing for Muve's unlimited music downloads, ringtones and ringbacks.