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  1. BMG's Purchase of Bug Music Finds It Closing in on Majors

    September 16, 2011 2:17 PM EDT There's been a persistent rumor about BMG Rights Management, the music publishing joint venture between German media giant Bertelsmann and private-equity firm Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts: If it doesn't succeed in acquiring the publish ...

  2. Bug Music CEO John Rudolph Files Suit Against Company's Sellers

    September 12, 2011 5:25 PM EDT While Bug Music's owners are getting ready to sell the Los Angeles-based music publisher to BMG Chrysalis , Bug CEO John Rudolph has filed a suit against the sellers to make sure he gets all of a promised payout from the pending sale, accordi ...

  3. Bug Music For Sale Again

    July 20, 2011 7:42 AM EDT Bug Music, which was up for sale in an aborted auction last summer, is back on the block, according to sources. The auction is once again being run by JP Morgan Chase, and according to Bloomberg News, which broke the news. Bids are due next week. ...

  4. Julia Betley: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Julia Betley Creative Services Manager, Bug Music In three years at Bug Music, Julia Betley, 27, has already blazed new trails. Praised by her peers as "relentless," "determined" and "the mayor of emerging execs," the ...

  5. JPMorgan Shopping Bug Music

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bug Music, which has about $26 million in net publisher's share, is being shopped through an auction process, according to sources. The company's proposed sale, first reported in this morning's New York Post , has already been throu ...

  6. Bug Acquires Stein Film Music Catalog

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bug Music Publishing has purchased Perma Music, the legendary cult film music catalog of renowned composer Ronald Stein, who composed scores for many of Roger Corman's B-movie classics. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. But the catalo ...

  7. Bug Music Signs Scott Weiland

    December 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bug Music Publishing has signed Scott Weiland to a publishing agreement for his share of the Stone Temple Pilots catalog as well as songs from future solo projects. The agreement also includes funding for Weiland to pursue the development of creat ...

  8. Bug Music Acquires Selectracks

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bug Music has acquired Selectracks, a production studio with operations in Baltimore and Los Angeles, and a custom music service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the acquisition includes Selectrack's production music catalog. Going ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Bug Music Inks Deals With Iggy Pop, Three 6 Mafia.

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bug Music Publishing has acquired Iggy Pop's catalog and entered into a long-term publishing arrangement with the punk/garage rocker. In another deal, Bug Music has entered into a wide-ranging publishing agreement with Three 6 Mafia. Bug Musi ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Korean Labels Win Bugs Battle

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading music streaming Web site, Bugs Music. South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading streaming audio Web site, Bug ...

  13. Korean Labels Win Bugs Battle

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading music streaming Web site, Bugs Music. South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading streaming audio Web site, Bug ...