BMG Rights Management

  1. BMG To Buy Evergreen Copyrights

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management has agreed a deal to acquire Evergreen Copyrights. The Evergreen catalog has more 65,000 titles including songs recorded by MC Hammer, Eric Clapton, Teddy Riley, Nick Drake, Bill Monroe and 2Pac. Its has interests in songs in ...

  2. BMG Has $500 Million To Spend

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Over the next three years, BMG Rights Management will be receiving equity injections of €200 million ($254 million) from each of its shareholders - investment group KKR and media group Bertelsmann - to be used for further acquisitions. It means th ...

  3. Publishing Briefs: EMI, Alicia Keys, BMG, Cherry Lane

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- EMI Music Publishing has extended its relationship with songwriter Chip Taylor , author of such classic songs as "Wild Thing" and "Angel of The Morning." The new worldwide administration agreement sees EMI Music Publishing c ...

  4. BMG Acquires Publisher Stage Three

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management (BMG) has agreed to acquire Stage Three Music , a leading independent, international music publisher based in London, from its shareholders Apax Partners, Ingenious Ventures and the management. Stage Three was founded in 2003 ...

  5. Business Matters: Freemium, 'Idol,' Twitter, MySpace and more

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT THE FREEMIUM DEBATE -- Writer/educator/consultant Clay Shirkey says sites with paywalls will underperform. Plus, he’s worried that content behind paywalls will not be part of public discourse. “When we talk about newspapers, we talk about them bei ...

  6. Bertelsmann Turns 175

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The international media group Bertelsmann is celebrating its 175 anniversary. On July 1, 1835 the printer and bookbinder Carl Bertelsmann founded the C. Bertelsmann Verlag publishing company in Guttersloh, a town in the Westphalia region of German ...

  7. BMG Snags Scorpions

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT German rock veterans the Scorpions has signed an exclusive publishing deal with BMG Rights Management in Berlin. This agreement includes the rights to the current album "Sting in the Tail" (Columbia/Sony) which has already gone gold in s ...

  8. BMG Acquires Adage IV Catalog

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management is once again expanding its international reach, with the acquisition of the catalog of U.S. publisher Adage IV. The catalog contains songs recorded by artists including John Mayer, Ray Charles, Rob Thomas, Joni Mitchell, Fai ...

  9. Sources: EMI Shuttering Belgium, Netherlands Publishing Offices

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing is to close its offices in the Netherlands and Belgium, several well-placed sources have informed Billboard.biz. The news comes amid media speculation that EMI’s publishing arm is planning to cut a number of senior executive p ...

  10. Cherry Lane Celebrates 50th In Grand Style

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Cherry Lane rocked the house with its 50th anniversary party at the Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, New York. The gigantic Brooklyn Bowl was closed to the public for the night as a who's who of the New York music business schmoozed, rocked out ...

  11. Publishing Briefs: BMG, EMI, SESAC, NMPA, Taylor Swift and More.

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - BMG Rights Management has launched a joint venture with veteran music industry executives Steve Backer and Michael to create One Haven Music Publishing, LLC. Backer’s background includes stints at Epic Records, Giant/Warner Brothers Records, EMI ...

  12. Bertelsmann Revenue Inches Up

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German media group Bertelsmann reports an operating EBIT that rose to €284 million ($360.9 million) in Q1 2010, more than twice the figure for Q1 2009, which totaled €115 million ($146.1 million). First-quarter revenues were up slightly year-o ...

  13. BMG Rights Nashville Launches With Dann Huff, Darrell Franklin

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management has formed BMG Rights Nashville, a full service publishing company in partnership with producer Dann Huff and publishing executive Darrell Franklin. The initial BMG Rights Nashville stable of writers includes Busbee, Jonathan ...

  14. Terra Firma To Ask EMI Investors For Much More

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Guy Hands' Terra Firma Capital Partners plans to ask investors to put a further £360 million ($555 million) into EMI - three times the amount Terra Firma previously indicated would be needed to make up shortfalls against the loan covenants. A ...

  15. BMG Rights Management Acquires Pressing Line

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 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 ri ...

  16. BMG Rights Management To Acquire Cherry Lane

    March 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management has made an agreement to acquire Cherry Lane Music Publishing. The deal was confirmed by BMG Rights Management today (March 26). Billboard.biz first reported talk of a deal on Tuesday (March 23). The Cherry Lane roster of cli ...

  17. BMG Rights Plans Acquisitions, Would Look At EMI

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Thomas Rabe, CFO Bertelsmann, gave his reaction during a press conference in Berlin to a question by Billboard.biz on whether reports were correct that Bertelsmann is interested in a purchasing of parts of EMI via its BMG Rights Management operati ...

  18. Business Matters: Bertelsmann CFO On EMI, Rabid Neurosis and More

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Bertelsmann 's CFO has expressed tempered interest in the music publishing assets of EMI . "If EMI is on the market, we will look at it," Thomas Rabe said on Tuesday (March 23). "But I'm not aware that EMI is currently ...

  19. BMG Rights Management Signs Leona Lewis

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST BMG Rights Management has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Leona Lewis. The worldwide deal - arguably the biggest international artist-songwriter signing for the 18-month-old company - was announced today (March 9) by the company in B ...

  20. BMG Rights Management Snags Germany's Ich + Ich

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The composers and producers of the German language duo Ich + Ich, Adel Tawil and Florian Fischer, have signed an exclusive worldwide publishing contract with BMG Rights Management for their publishing company Trackworks in Berlin. Adel Tawil is al ...

  21. BMG Rights Management Expands Into Sweden

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST BMG Rights Management has reached an agreement to acquire the music publishing rights of Scandinavian Songs AB as well as the master rights of Hawk Records. Following the deal, BMG Rights Management also decided to establish an office in Sweden to ...

  22. BMG Rights Management Enters U.S.

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Germany's BMG Rights Management has started a U.S. operation with the opening of offices in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. Laurent Hubert has been appointed COO, North America. He will work from the company's New York office. Huber ...

  23. Pam Sheyne Inks Publishing Deal With BMG

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT New Zealand songwriter/producer Pam Sheyne has signed a global sub-publishing deal with BMG Rights Management. The company will represent and administer Sheyne's AppleTreeSongs Ltd catalog, which contains such hits as Christina Aguilera' ...

  24. BMG Rights Management Signs David Garrett

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management has signed a publishing contract with violin star David Garrett. As part of the deal, the company will represent the publishing rights of his previous releases "Virtuoso" and "Encore" - they have combined ...

  25. Bertelsmann Welcomes BMG EU Approval

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann has welcomed the EU Commission's decision to approve the music rights joint venture between Bertelsmann and KKR, BMG Rights Management. "We pursue the joint goal of turning BMG into a global music services provider," sai ...

  26. BMG Rights Management's Revenue Target Revealed

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management will be generating revenues of around €10 million ($14.3 million) in the first year in business, according to Thomas Rabe, CFO at Bertelsmann AG, in an interview with Billboard.biz. "As there is an accounting cycle of be ...

  27. BMG Rights Management Signs Aviv Geffen

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Israeli singer songwriter Aviv Geffen has signed a publishing deal with BMG Rights Management in Berlin for his first English language album. The album "Aviv Geffen" (Mars Records/Rough Trade) was produced by award-winning Trevor Horn, w ...

  28. BMG Acquires Crosstown Songs America

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management has acquired the music publishing assets of Crosstown Songs America, covering 8,000 songs. Financial terms were not disclosed. It is the first acquisition for the new global music rights management joint venture of Bertelsman ...

  29. Bertelsmann Forms New Rights Management JV

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After weeks of negotiations, the German media group Bertelsmann in Gütersloh has signed a deal with the investment company Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) in London to invest in and grow the BMG Rights Management operation, which was ...

  30. Report: Bertelsmann Targets EMI Masters

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT German media group Bertelsmann wants to become a major player in the music business once again, according to a report in Hamburg's Manager Magazin. U.S. private equity firm KKR and several banks are said to be ready to act as co-investors for ...

  31. BMG Rights Finds Religion

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management (BRM) has signed a publishing partnership with Irish independent label Religion Music. Religion Music, whose catalog includes Lesley Roy, Agnelli & Nelson, and Liquid, owns the masters and publishing rights on all its art ...

  32. BMG Rights Management Gathers New Signings

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST BMG Rights Management (BRM), Bertelsmann's new music rights arm, has exclusively signed German artists Peter Fox and 2Raumwohnung, British singer-songwriter Andrew Roachford and Austria's Christina Stürmer. These artists join several new ...

  33. Bertelsmann Triples Profit

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann AG, the Germany media company, has reported figures for the first nine months of 2008 including a tripling of its net profits to €387 million ($493 million). The figure to the end of September was up 193% from €132 million ($168 millio ...

  34. Bertelsmann Unveils BMG Rights Management

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German media group Bertelsmann is investing in the music business again: BMG Rights Management will be opening its head office in Berlin as of Jan. 2009. In the coming months offices are also to be opened in Amsterdam, Paris, London, Madrid and Mi ...

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