BMG Rights Management acquired the catalog of the Italian publishing company Pressing Line, including the songs of the Italian star Lucio Dalla and the singer/songwriter Samuele Bersani.

In addition to the catalog, included in the deal are also rights for Lucio Dalla's latest album, "Angoli Nel Cielo" (RCA/Sony Music), released Nov. 6, 2009. Dalla has a large number of hits, some of which he performed himself, while other were recorded and performed by artists worldwide.

He has evergreen songs such as "Canzone," "Tu Non Mi Basti Mai" and "Quante Volte Ti Ho Cercato". His songs have been performed by Luciano Pavarotti, Celine Dion, Julio Iglesias, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban.

Tino Cennamo, managing director of BMG Rights Management Italy, commented: "I'm delighted about bringing this prestigious catalog to BMG. We are looking forward to further exploit these copyrights as there are a lot more songs with huge international potential."

Lucio Dalla added: "Joining forces with BMG is something that I'm really looking forward to. I'm very happy to work with Tino and Beppe again. They have the right staff with the right attitude and the right approach to publishing in order to further exploit the Pressing Line catalog to the fullest possible extent."

Pressing Line was founded 1992 by Lucio Dalla himself.