Evergreen Copyrights

  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'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 ...

  3. 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&# ...

  4. Business Matters: BMG Wants EMI's Back Catalog More Than Its Publishing

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST BMG Covets EMI Group's Back Catalog More Than Its Publishing -- BMG Rights Management is interested in EMI Group's recorded music back catalog rather than its publishing division, BMG Rights CEO Hartwig Masuch told MusicWeek . "Inte ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Publishing Briefs: UMPG, Evergreen Copyrights

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Universal Music Publishing Group has acquired the music publishing assets of Maranatha! Music, and its catalog will be placed under the umbrella of UMG's christian/gospel arm, Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing. The latest deals follows ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Revived Death Row Expands Into Movies

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Newly resurrected rap label Death Row Records is expanding into film production. Death Row Records CEO Lara Lavi said her new Death Row Films division is set to shoot "Sons 2 The Grave" in Toronto this October, with Tonya Lee Williams, D ...

  9. Publishing Briefs: Non-Stop Music, Keith Urban, Joey Ramone, SongHall

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell's Non-Stop Music production operation has acquired the entire catalog of V-The Production Library, a London-based production music library. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, V-The Production Libra ...

  10. Kanye's Blog Scores With Fans, Advertisers

    January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rapper Kanye West was described as one of the most effective communicators with his fans, during a panel discussion at the MidemNet conference in Cannes. The "Serving Artists, Serving Fans" discussion, moderated by Billboard internationa ...

  11. Evergreen Signs BeBe Winans To Publishing Deal

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Evergreen Copyrights has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with BeBe Winans, the R&B and gospel songwriter and artist. The deal includes new songs for Winans' upcoming reunion album with CeCe Winans as well as songs on two oth ...

  12. EverGreen Acquires Sidney Lawrence Catalog

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EverGreen Copyrights has acquired the Sidney Lawrence back catalog from veteran bluegrass songwriter/performer Sidney Cox. As part of the deal, EverGreen will administer the songs and additionally signed Cox to a publishing deal for new works goin ...

  13. Global Music Group Acquires Death Row Assets

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Global Music Group, a Tennessee-based independent label, has acquired Death Row Records and could release a new Tupac Shakur album this year. Susan Berg, the label's owner, purchased the historic hip-hop label for $25 million yesterday (June ...

  14. EverGreen Acquires Diamond Share

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EverGreen Copyrights has acquired the publisher's share of the catalog of Daytime Emmy winning and Grammy nominated songwriter/producer Steve Diamond. The acquisition includes Diamond's interest in songs recorded by All-4-One and John Mi ...

  15. EverGreen Copyrights To Bid On Death Row

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST EverGreen Copyrights co-CEO David Schulhof has confirmed to Billboard.biz that his company is bidding on the assets of Death Row Records, which are currently in bankruptcy. Warner Music Group placed a bid for $25 million for the assets with the ba ...

  16. EverGreen Inks Deal With Shakur, Biopic In the Works

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EverGreen Copyrights has acquired the writer's share of Tupac Shakur's publishing catalog from his mother Afeni Shakur, providing the publisher with a revenue stream from more than 350 commercially released songs, countless poems and sev ...

  17. EverGreen Acquires Full Force Rights

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EverGreen Copyrights has acquired rights in the back catalog of the songwriting team known as Full Force. Full Force -- Paul Anthony, Bowlegged Lou, B-Fine, Baby Gerry, Shy Shy, and Curt-t-t) -- penned many top 1980s and 1990s pop and R&B song ...

  18. EverGreen Buys Rundgren's Catalog

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EverGreen Copyrights has purchased Todd Rundgren's Humanoid Music catalog of more than 350 songs. The catalog includes songs recorded by Rundgren as a solo artist as well as with bands the Nazz and Utopia. Songs include hits like "Hello, ...

  19. EverGreen Acquires MC Hammer Catalog

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal brings copyright total to more than 40,000. EverGreen Copyrights has acquired the MC Hammer music catalog, the Crutchfield/Glitterfish music catalog and Nashville-based copyright administration company Integrated Copyright Group (ICG). These ...