Bug Music

  1. Bug Music Secures $200M Credit Line

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Independent publisher Bug Music has secured a $200 million credit line from nine banks led by JP Morgan. The credit line can be increased to $250 million. In a statement, Bug Music CEO John Rudolph noted that the credit, priced at a London interba ...

  2. Offer Process Takes Its Toll As Chrysalis Incurs Losses

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chrysalis Group plc saw interim losses build, as the British music company felt the pinch from being dragged through a failed offer process and the experience of a "difficult" period for its music publishing activities. The company has r ...

  3. Chrysalis Off The Market

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chrysalis Group Plc is no longer for sale. The London-based music company has rejected a 155 pence-per-share cash offer, which would have valued the business at about £104 million ($205 million), and terminated formal discussions with potential ac ...

  4. Two Case Studies: Primary Wave, Bug Music

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Two independent publishers are finding opportunities by exploiting areas that the major publishing companies are neglecting. In fact, those holes were big enough to inspire Larry Mestel and his partners to form Primary Wave Music Publishing in Jan ...

  5. Exclusive: Top Companies Form Groundbreaking Publishing Partnership

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Three powerhouse music companies have partnered to create a new music publishing company based in Nashville. Chrysalis Music, Red Light Management and Vector Management have formed Crossfire3 to draw on the experience and business connections of t ...

  6. Steele, Sony/ATV Win Big At BMI Country Awards

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jeffrey Steele was the big winner at this year's BMI Country Awards, which were held last evening (Nov. 6) at the performing rights organization's Music Row offices. He received his second country songwriter of the year title and his co- ...

  7. NMPA Board Adds Primont

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers' Assn. yesterday filled vacant seats on its 18-member board, appointing Cherry Lane Music Group CEO Peter Primont and re-appointing indie publisher Evan Medow, Billboard.biz has learned. Primont fills the spot le ...

  8. Bug's Allen Adds Windswept Duties

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bug Music VP John Allen is now overseeing the combined Bug Music/Windswept Nashville office. Crossroads Media and Bug acquired Windswept Holdings earlier this year. Steve Markland, who was the VP of Windswept Nashville, exits to pursue a new publi ...

  9. Bug Seals Deal For Windswept, T/Q

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bug Music has now finalized the agreement acquiring Windswept Holdings and T/Q Music, a deal first reported by Billboard.biz in May . Bug CEO John Rudolph, president David Hirshland and president of international Mark Anders will continue to serve ...

  10. Publishers Elect NMPA Board

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Publisher members of the National Music Publishers' Assn. elected their 18-member board of directors yesterday at the trade group's annual meeting in New York. The only new addition to the board is Bug Music CEO John Rudolph. The other b ...

  11. Crossroads, Bug Sweep Up Windswept

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Crossroads Media and Bug Music have acquired music publisher Windswept Holdings, Billboard.biz has learned. Tokyo-based Fujipacific Music and Fuji Television Network each held a 50% share in the U.S.-based Windswept Holdings. The publisher was for ...

  12. BMG Pub, Taxim Enter Joint Venture For Turkey

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST BMG Music Publishing and Taxim Edition, Turkey's largest music publisher, have inked a joint deal that will provide global support for Taxim songwriters. Under the new agreement, BMG will represent Taxim's roster of local artists outside ...

  13. BMG Pub, Taxim Enter Joint Venture For Turkey

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST BMG Music Publishing and Taxim Edition, Turkey's largest music publisher, have inked a joint deal that will provide global support for Taxim songwriters. Under the new agreement, BMG will represent Taxim's roster of local artists outside ...

  14. Bug Forms Venture With 'Dreamgirls' Foxx

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music publisher Bug Music and Jamie Foxx, the Academy Award-winning actor and Grammy-nominated recording artist, have formed a new venture. It aims to capitalize on Foxx King Entertainment's unique and creative abilities in film, TV, music an ...

  15. Palmer Joins Sanctuary Records

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST He becomes VP of licensing. Sanctuary Records has named Jonathan Palmer VP of licensing for the label. Prior to joining Sanctuary, Palmer founded Jonathan Palmer Music, a music licensing company. He also served as director of film and television a ...

  16. There Is A Bright Side To Ory Record-Club Settlement

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In recent months the music publishing world has heard the rising howl of complaints directed at the proposed settlement in the Ory case against the record clubs, a settlement characterized by Cherry L David Hirshland is executive VP at Bug Music. ...

  17. AMA Names 10 New Board Members

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Americana Music Assn. has elected 10 new members to its board of directors. The Americana Music Assn. has elected 10 new members to its board of directors. Joining the board are: Grant Alden, No Depression magazine (in the publications categor ...

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