First State Media Group has acquired the music publishing subsidiaries of Wind-up Entertainment.

The deal covers the existing Wind-up publishing assets, which include rights in songs by Evanescence and Creed. It does not include future Wind-up signings.

First State Media also acquired Dimensional Music Publishing in May.

First State is a joint venture between a management team led by Steve McMellon and Colonial First State Global Asset Management. Colonial is the consolidated asset management business of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

McMellon is managing director of First State, which has operations in the U.K., the U.S., Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, South Africa and Australia.