Bertelsmann Group

  1. Acquiring EMI Music Was 'Not Urgently Necessary' for BMG, CEO Says

    November 15, 2011 2:39 PM EST "The acquisition of EMI Music Publishing would have been an interesting deal for us," Hartwig Masuch, CEO of BMG Rights Management in Berlin, told Billboard.biz following the company's sale to a Sony-led group of investors last week ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Legendary Italian Publisher Ricordi Leaves The Building

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A long chapter in Italian musical history has drawn to a close with the news that the famous Ricordi publishing company has left its offices in Via Berchet, in the heart of Milan, after 200 years. The publishing company was part of BMG Ricordi Pub ...

  5. Report: Bertelsmann To Optimize Sony BMG Stake

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann wants to structure its 50% share in the Sony BMG joint-venture more flexibly over the next few months, Bertelsmann CFO Thomas Rabe told German daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitun Bertelsmann wants to structure its 50% share i ...

  6. Report: Bertelsmann To Optimize Sony BMG Stake

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann wants to structure its 50% share in the Sony BMG joint-venture more flexibly over the next few months, Bertelsmann CFO Thomas Rabe told German daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitun Bertelsmann wants to structure its 50% share i ...

  7. EMI Germany Appoints Adels As Pres

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has recruited Birgit Adels to preside over its German company, with effect from April 3. She succeeds Niel van Hoff, who exited the company in January. EMI Music has recruited Birgit Adels to preside over its German company, with effect ...

  8. Exec Shake-Up At Sony BMG

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Andrew Lack's run as chief executive of Sony BMG appears to be nearing its close. Bertelsmann and Sony are close to finalizing a peace plan that would end a public feud over executive control of their Andrew Lack’s run as chief executive of S ...