Chrysalis

  1. Beth Orton Signs with BMG Chrysalis

    April 10, 2014 10:04 PM EDT Beth Orton has signed a worldwide, exclusive co-publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis US which now represents her entire 20 year catalog of songs. The Brit Award-winning singer-songwriter is known for her introspective lyrics and unique pairing of fo ...

  2. Alan Pell Named Group Managing Director At Distiller

    October 09, 2013 12:44 AM EDT Alan Pell has been appointed group managing director of London-based Distiller Music Group. An A&R specialist, the veteran exec brings with him almost three decades’ experience in the U.K. music industry, working in executive roles with the ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Publishing Briefs: BMG's Acquisition of Chrysalis, Peermusic's Stake In Vicky McGehee Catalog and More

    February 08, 2011 4:00 PM EST -- BMG's acquisition of Chrysalis closed on Feb. 3, which brings into its catalog songs by David Bowie, Cee Lo Green and Blondie. In November, BMG agreed to acquire Chrysalis for 107.4 million pounds ($168.6 million). The deal continues BMG&# ...

  5. Elvis Presley Estate Sues Music Publisher for $5 Million

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley Enterprises, which owns a 50% interest in the King's compositions, is suing music publisher Chrysalis Music Group, claiming as much as $5 million in owed royalty payments. In a lawsuit filed last week in New York Supreme Court, ...

  6. Billboard Q&A: Chrysalis' Chris Wright & BMG's Hartwig Masuch

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST In just three weeks, Germany's rapidly expanding BMG Rights Management has reached an agreement on what must be its biggest deal to date: a £107.4 million ($168.6 million) offer - already accepted by 73.4% of shareholders - for British music ...

  7. BMG Acquires Chrysalis

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST BMG Rights Management has agreed a deal to acquire Chrysalis for £107.4 million ($168.6 million). It follows three weeks of talks between BMG and Chrysalis, one of the world's biggest independent publishers. The company has a 100,000-strong c ...

  8. Report: BMG, Warner Eyeing Chrysalis

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management and Warner Music Group are among the potential bidders for the Chrysalis Group, according to the New York Post. Chrysalis, which has a 100,000-strong catalog in its publishing division, confirmed this week that is having earl ...

  9. Chrysalis Confirms Merger Talks

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT London-based Chrysalis Group confirmed today (Nov. 1) that is in discussions for merger opportunities. Chrysalis had interest from various publishers in late 2007 and early 2008 including Bug Music. But EMI was the only company to make a formal bi ...

  10. Chrysalis Sees Royalties Growing Next Year

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Chrysalis said on Friday (Oct. 15) it expected to grow its consolidated royalties next year as it would continue to build on its current year performance, driven by albums from artists like Cee-Lo Green. With a promising autumn/winter release sche ...

  11. Kylie Minogue, Pendulum Boost Chrysalis In Q3

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. music group Chrysalis enjoyed a financial third quarter 5.2% rise in its income from royalties on the prior year quarter, according to an interim management statement released today (Aug. 19). Company performance was in line with the board� ...

  12. Chrysalis PLC Acquires First State Media Group Business

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Chrysalis PLC has acquired the First State Media Group business, which operates under the brands of S2 Songs and State One Music in seven countries and controls a catalog with over 45,000 music copyrights. Those copyrights include Sheryl Crow' ...

  13. Chrysalis Q1 Royalty Income Rises

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST British music publisher Chrysalis said its share of income from royalties rose 9% in the first quarter, helped by successful records from Robbie Williams, Jay-Z and JLS. The company, which publishes some Michael Jackson hits including "Thrill ...

  14. Chrysalis Gets Jackson Publishing Boost

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. music group Chrysalis has reported that its publishing arm has benefited from the increased sales for Michael Jackson following his death. Chrysalis issued a Q3 (April 1 to June 30) interim management statement today (Aug. 14), which said the ...

  15. Chrysalis Music Group Partners With The Lodge

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chrysalis Music Group has partnered with the bi-coastal music production house the Lodge . to create and market new arrangements, cover versions and newly recorded master versions of Chrysalis’ catalog. The recording of new arrangements of classic ...

  16. Chrysalis Loss Narrows

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British music publisher Chrysalis Group Plc posted a narrower loss of £2.6 million ($4.1 million) for the six months ending March 31. The pre-tax loss for the six months compared with £13.1 million ($20.8 million) a year ago (although that represe ...

  17. Chrysalis Posts 13-Month Loss

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST British music company Chrysalis Plc posted a loss for the 13-month period ended Sept. 30, hit by a relatively quiet release schedule and screenwriters' strike in the United States, and said current trading was in line with its expectations. T ...

  18. Chrysalis Halts Takeover Talks

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST British music company Chrysalis Plc has terminated all talks related to a possible offer for the company, but says it continues to evaluate other opportunities. Shares of the company were down 12% or 7.75 pence (11.6 cents) at 57.25 pence (85.6 ce ...

  19. Aim Elects D’Arcy Vice-Chairman

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. independent labels trade body AIM has elected Doug D’Arcy, managing director of the music consultancy, management and investment company Songlines, as vice-chairman. D’Arcy takes over from board member and Chrysalis Music Division CEO Jeremy ...

  20. Chrysalis Predicts Loss, Scales Back Echo Label

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Independent music group Chrysalis Plc says the economic downturn will impact on its publishing revenues, as declining physical sales reduce mechanical revenue and a slowing advertising market affects synch income. The London-based group, whose pub ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Chrysalis Bid Deadline Concludes With A Buzz

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Chrysalis Group is generating interest from both music publishers and the media as the music publisher's bid-deadline wraps on Tuesday. Today's bid-deadline closure passed with a buzz in the British press, as speculation mounts on who wi ...

  24. EMI Bids For Chrysalis

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Group chairman Guy Hands has made a bid for U.K. independent music group Chrysalis, Billboard understands. The London Times and Reuters today report that there have also been rival indicative bids from Warner Chappell and Sony/ATV, as well as ...

  25. Chrysalis Shares Gain On Offer Talks

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Shares in Chrysalis Group rose 8% on Wednesday after the company said it was in preliminary discussions with select parties that could lead to an offer being made for the British music company. Chrysalis, which has been the subject of bid speculat ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Exclusive: Top Companies Form Groundbreaking New Publishing Partnership

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST What began as an indie publisher seeking advice about the Nashville market from a couple of manager friends has turned into a first-of-its-kind publishing partnership. Two competing artist management companies, Red Light Management and Vector Mana ...

  28. Chrysalis Confident On Music Division

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST On the back of a "best-ever" year for its music division, Chrysalis Group plc today gave an upbeat assessment of its future, while reporting losses for its most recent financial period which were in line with expectations. The London-bas ...

  29. Chrysalis To Return £96.5M To Investors

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British media company Chrysalis Group said on Monday it is to return £96.5 million ($196.5 million) to shareholders in a move worth 57.5 pence per share. The company said in a statement it would issue two shares in a new group holding company, Chr ...

  30. Chrysalis Group Promotes Lascelles To CEO

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jeremy Lascelles has risen to CEO of Chrysalis Group plc as part of a wider reshuffling of the British music and media firm's board. Lascelles, until recently CEO of the Chrysalis Music Division, replaces Richard Huntingford, who has resigned ...

  31. Ex-Chrysalis Radio Chief Huntingford Joins Virgin Radio

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Chrysalis Radio Group CEO Richard Huntingford is to become non-executive chairman of Virgin Radio Holdings, ahead of parent company Scottish Media Group's plans to float the firm in late Fall. In a statement issued today to the London ...

  32. Chrysalis Group OKs Radio Sale

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Shareholders of U.K. media company Chrysalis Group have approved the sale of its subsidiary Chrysalis Radio to investment firm Global Radio for £170 million ($344 million) in cash. Proceeds from the sale will be used to cover debts incurred by the ...

  33. Chrysalis Plays Down Publishing Deal Reports

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chrysalis Music has dismissed press reports which had claimed the independent entertainment firm was looking to sell its music publishing arm to Warner Music Group. "It's idle speculation, and nothing more than that," Chrysalis Musi ...

  34. Irish Tycoons Eye Chrysalis Radio Division

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London-based music and media group Chrysalis is declining to comment on U.K. press reports reports today (June 19) that a Swiss-based private equity vehicle backed by Irish financiers JP McManus, John Magnier and Dermot Desmond is in negotiations ...

  35. Private Equity Firm Seen In Chrysalis Radio Talks

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Media company Chrysalis Group is in talks with an unnamed private equity group over the sale of its radio unit, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Wednesday. Chrysalis said in February it had launched a strategic review that coul ...

  36. Chrysalis Sees Flat Radio Business Revenues In 2007

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British media company Chrysalis Group Plc still aims for flat 2007 revenues in its radio business after turnover dropped 9% in the first half amid a sluggish UK radio advertising market. "Current trading is very encouraging," chief execu ...

  37. Chrysalis Upbeat On H1 Performance

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Independent British music and media firm Chrysalis Group Plc said on Wednesday its first-half trading was "broadly in line" with expectations, and claimed its music and radio operations were "well placed" to outperform their re ...

  38. Chrysalis Group To Review Radio Options

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.K. independent music firm Chrysalis Group intends to initiate a formal review of the strategic options of its Chrysalis Radio arm. The wide-ranging review, disclosed today (Feb. 12), will assess all options which can deliver maximum value to Chr ...

  39. Chrysalis Says Trading In Line

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Media company Chrysalis Group said on Monday (Feb. 5) that it had made an encouraging start to its financial year with trading in its radio and music divisions in line with its expectations. "I therefore remain confident that both our radio a ...

  40. Label Restructuring Lifts Chrysalis Bottom Line

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Operating profit jumped 80%. A major restructuring of its independent label and the international success of its songwriters contributed to the significant profit jump for the U.K.'s Chrysalis Group plc in the financial year ending Aug. 31. T ...

  41. Chrysalis Signs Radiohead's Thom Yorke

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Publishing deal is for his new solo record, 'Eraser.' Chrysalis Music Group has signed Radiohead's Thom Yorke to a worldwide administration deal for his new solo record, "Eraser." The album was released earlier this month ...

  42. Biz Vet Charles Levison Dies

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music industry veteran Charles Levison, most recently deputy chairman and non-executive director at U.K. media conglomerate Chrysalis Group, died on July 7. He was 64. Music industry veteran Charles Levison, most recently deputy chairman and non-e ...

  43. Biz Vet Charles Levison Dies

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music industry veteran Charles Levison, most recently deputy chairman and non-executive director at U.K. media conglomerate Chrysalis Group, died on July 7. He was 64. Music industry veteran Charles Levison, most recently deputy chairman and non-e ...

  44. Chrysalis Promotes Connole To FD

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chrysalis Group plc has elevated Michael Connole to fill the vacant finance director role, with effect from Jan. 1, 2006. Connole joined the London-based music and media firm in 1997 as group financia Chrysalis Group plc has elevated Michael Conno ...

  45. Echo, Radio Ads Hit Chrysalis Bottom Line

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST British music and media company Chrysalis Group plc today (Nov. 14) said it was upbeat on its prospects despite registering a severe decline in annual pretax profit. British music and media company Chrysalis Group plc today (Nov. 14) said it was u ...

  46. Chrysalis Sells Books Unit for $21.8M

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST MBO Anova buys loss-making business. Chrysalis Group plc has agreed to sell its loss-making books publishing division in a management buyout, the British-based independent music firm said today (Nov. 7). In a detailed message issued this morning t ...

  47. Chrysalis Sells Books Unit for $21.8M

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chrysalis Group plc has agreed to sell its loss-making books publishing division in a management buyout, the British-based independent music firm said today (Nov. 7). Chrysalis Group plc has agreed to sell its loss-making books publishing division ...

  48. Chrysalis Finance Director Butterfield To Exit

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chrysalis Group stalwart Nigel Butterfield is to step down as financial director at the end of the year. Chrysalis Group stalwart Nigel Butterfield is to step down as financial director at the end of the year. The departure of Butterfield, 58, is ...

  49. Chrysalis Finance Director Butterfield To Exit

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chrysalis Group stalwart Nigel Butterfield is to step down as financial director at the end of the year. Chrysalis Group stalwart Nigel Butterfield is to step down as financial director at the end of the year. The departure of Butterfield, 58, is ...

  50. Gloomy Radio Sector Hits Chrysalis Results

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Group optimistic on H2 album schedule. A weakened radio market and continued problems at its book publishing unit saw British multi-faceted independent media company Chrysalis Group today (May 10) report a sharp fall in first-half profit. Total op ...

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