Imagem Music

  1. Imagem Music U.K. Sign Cathy Dennis to Global Deal

    August 09, 2013 2:23 AM EDT Hitmaking British songwriter Cathy Dennis has signed a worldwide, multi-year publishing deal with Imagem Music U.K. Dennis has played a huge part in contemporary pop culture over the past 15 years, and is recognized as one of the most successful ...

  2. Pink Floyd Make a ‘Big Change,’ Pact with Imagem Music U.K.

    July 25, 2013 5:37 AM EDT Pink Floyd have partnered with Imagem Music U.K. for their publishing. Through the deal, announced today, Pink Floyd Music Publishers has struck a deal that will see Imagem Music U.K. administer the songs of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard ...

  3. Publishing Briefs: BMG Chrysalis and Bella Union Join Up, Round Hill Acquires 'When a Man Loves a Woman' and More

    February 12, 2013 10:33 AM EST Round Hill Music has acquired the writers’ rights to the Calvin Lewis-penned classic, “When A Man Loves A Woman,”  as well as picking up the publishing and administration rights to the catalog of hard-rock songwriter Marti Frederiksen. Frederikse ...

  4. Imagem That! Meet An Unlikely U.S. Publishing Power Player

    November 19, 2012 12:54 PM EST Richard Stumpf has been a man on a mission since arriving at Imagem with the mandate to lead the Dutch-owned company into the U.S. pop/rock marketplace. As part of that mission, Stumpf, who serves as president of Imagem Music USA, has been worki ...

  5. Sony/ATV Auction for Virgin, Famous UK Catalogs Begins

    September 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT The package of assets -- comprised of 30,000 copyrights from the Virgin and Famous Music U.K. publishing catalogs -- that the Sony-led consortium agreed to sell in order to gain regulatory approval to buy EMI Music Publishing is about to hit the a ...

  6. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Music, BMG Chrysalis, Pennywise, Harry Fox, LyricFind, Richard Stumpf

    July 18, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Bicycle Music Partners With Rolf Budde The Bicycle Music Company and its affiliates have partnered with Rolf Budde Muskverlag GmbH to acquire a catalog of songs that includes "The Letter," Always On My Mind," and "Pata Pata.&qu ...

  7. Publishing Briefs: Imagem Partners With Cutcraft, YouTube Signs Up More Publishers

    June 05, 2012 7:03 PM EDT Imagem Links With Cutcraft Music Group Imagem Music USA has signed a joint venture with the Cutcraft Music Group, which in turn has signed publishing deals with upcoming artists Chet Faker and V, also known as Veronica Bozeman, and writer/producer ...

  8. Pub Briefs: Spirit Music Group Buys Jimmy Sturr Catalog, Imagem Music USA Signs John Shanks, and More

    May 24, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Spirit Music Group Buys Jimmy Sturr Catalog -- Spirit Music Group has purchased the complete song catalog of polka icon Jimmy Sturr as part of a joint venture with with Lauren Keiser, the veteran print and concert music publisher. The deal covers ...

  9. Universal to Sell Music-Publishing Catalogs Worth $200 Million as Part of EMI Purchase

    March 26, 2012 10:43 PM EDT Universal Music Group is planning to sell three of its music-publishing catalogs to help finance its acquisition of EMI's recorded-music division, a source told Billboard.biz. The news was first reported the Financial Times . Universal has br ...

  10. Kim Frankiewicz Leaves Universal Pub After 15 Years For Imagem

    February 27, 2012 7:00 AM EST Australian-born, London-based exec Kim Frankiewicz has left Universal Music Publishing to join Imagem Music, the pop music publishing arm of Imagem. With effect from March 1, Frankiewicz becomes managing director of Imagem Music, and leaves Univer ...

  11. Publishing Briefs: UMPG's Andrew Jenkins Named ICMP Chair; Imagem, Reel Muzik Werks Ink Deals

    February 03, 2012 12:30 PM EST UMPG EVP of International Andrew Jenkins Named ICMP Chair The Universal Music Publishing Group executive VP of international Andrew Jenkins has been elected as chair of the International Confederation of Music Publishers at the organization's ...

  12. Spirit Music Group Joins IMPEL, Pan-European Licensing Debate Remains Unresolved

    January 26, 2012 5:20 AM EST New York-based Spirit Music Group has become the first U.S.-based member of IMPEL, the initiative launched by U.K. collecting society PRS for Music to enable independent publishers with Anglo-American repertoires to navigate the complicated pan-Eu ...

  13. Imagem Music Re-signs IBMC, Inks New Deal With Sammy Cahn Estate

    January 18, 2012 8:00 PM EST The Imagem Music Group has just made two big signings. Imagem Music Group/Rogers & Hammerstein has re-signed its deal to represent the Irving Berlin Music Company, and Imagem Music USA has inked a worldwide, multi-year publishing agreement wit ...

  14. Billboard Women In Music 2011: List of Nominees

    December 02, 2011 1:30 PM EST At Billboard's Woman of the Year Ceremony in New York on Friday, Taylor Swift was honored as Woman of the Year, Nicki Minaj as Rising Star, and the list of executives honored was again topped by by Atlantic Records Group Chairman/CEO Julie Gr ...

  15. Publishing Briefs: Imagem Signs Elvis Presley Agreement, Zappa Family Trust Makes Deal With TuneSat, More

    November 18, 2011 8:05 AM EST Imagem Signs Presley/Gladys Agreement Imagem Music USA has signed a worldwide music administration agreement with Elvis Presley Music/Gladys Music catalog, co-owned by the Elvis Presley Enterprises and the families of the late publishing executive ...

  16. Publishing Briefs: HFA Inks Deal With BFM, Imagem Signs Hesta Prynn And more

    October 19, 2011 8:49 PM EDT HFA Inks New Deal With BFM Digital -- The Harry Fox Agency has reached an agreement to provide technology-driven rights management solutions to independent music distributor BFM Digital. In addition to clearing songs, which HFA has been doing for ...

  17. Publishing Briefs: Rondor Signs Alice Cooper, Imagem Signs Lil Wayne Collaborator Angel Aponte

    September 20, 2011 6:23 PM EDT Rondor Inks Alice Cooper - Rondor Music Publishing has signed Alice Cooper to a worldwide publishing agreement and re-upped the company's publishing agreement with producer Bob Ezrin, who has worked with Cooper as a producer, co-writer, arran ...

  18. Ludacris Signs Long-Term Publishing Deal With Imagem

    July 20, 2011 5:45 PM EDT Imagem Music has signed Ludacris to a worldwide exclusive, long-term co-publishing agreement, the company told Billboard.biz exclusively today (July 20). Ludacris - an actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist as well as a very distinctive, three-tim ...

  19. Publishing Briefs: UMPG Signs a Smeethington, Kobalt Gets Neil Finn

    April 26, 2011 3:22 PM EDT UMPG Signs a Smeethington Universal Music Publishing has signed Ari Levine of the Smeezingtons songwriting and production team to an an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement. Levine's deal with UMPG commences upon the expiration the songwr ...

  20. Plan B, Everything Everything Top Ivor Novello Award Nominations

    April 20, 2011 12:06 PM EDT Nominations for the U.K's 56th Ivor Novello Awards were announced yesterday with Manchester-based Indie band Everything Everything and London rapper/singer-songwriter Plan B leading the way with more than two nominations each, despite the for ...

  21. Publishing Briefs: ASCAP, Rod Stewart, RightsFlow, Wolfgang's Vault, Imagem Music and more

    March 03, 2011 5:15 PM EST -- ASCAP will honor Rod Stewart at its 28th Annual Pop Music Awards, to be held April 27 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Stewart will be presented with the ASCAP Founders Award at the invitation-only gala, which will also honor ...

  22. Now That Citigroup Has Taken Over EMI, What's Next?

    February 01, 2011 4:26 PM EST Citigroup's earlier-than-expected takeover of EMI Group and its recapitalization of the company's balance sheet effectively presses the fast-forward button on a resolution of the major label group's fate. The bank had been widely ex ...

  23. Publishing Briefs: Kobalt, Harry Fox, Cooking Vinyl, Imagem, Fig, Eastbeach, BMG, Notable, Jimmy Webb, Primary Wave

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST Kobalt Grows Its Business In a move to expand its business platform beyond music publishing, the Kobalt Music Group has added new capabilities, including the administration and marketing of master recordings, synch rights and neighboring rights, a ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. BACKBEAT: Imagem Launches US Offices

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Imagem held its U.S. launch party on September 15 at its New York office, the newest addition to their growing worldwide presence, which includes spots in the Netherlands, U.K., Germany and Belgium. While the office initially housed Rodgers & ...

  26. Terra Firma To Ask EMI Investors For Much More

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Guy Hands' Terra Firma Capital Partners plans to ask investors to put a further £360 million ($555 million) into EMI - three times the amount Terra Firma previously indicated would be needed to make up shortfalls against the loan covenants. A ...

  27. @MIDEM: Publishers Spotlight Successful New Initiatives

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST While the industry is grappling with a litany of challenges, it's not surprising that music publishers flocked to the new initiatives panel at MIDEM's publishing summit Tuesday morning (Jan. 26). Among the woes publishers are facing: mec ...

  28. Publishing Briefs: IP Czar Confirmed, Kobalt, Imagem Music

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- Victoria Espinel is now the National’s Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator , after being confirmed by the Senate last night. The post was created by Congress in the "Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Proper ...

  29. Imagem Partners With Ricall To Boost Syncs

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Independent music publisher Imagem Music U.K has signed a deal with online music marketplace Ricall to increase its sync-licensing opportunities. Effective immediately, the deal will see Imagem provide Ricall with access to its catalogue of 200,00 ...

  30. Imagem Music Signs Genesis, Phil Collins

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Imagem Music has signed a long-term, exclusive administration agreement with the members of Genesis, Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford. The publishing deal covers the catalogs of Genesis, Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford inc ...

  31. Imagem Music U.K. Ups Minch To CEO

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT John Minch has been promoted to CEO of Imagem Music U.K. Based in London, he will report to André de Raaff, co-founder and CEO of the Imagem Music Group. Minch's new role will incorporate his position as CEO of classical publisher Boosey & ...

  32. Duffy, Elbow Win Ivor Novello Awards

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Duffy, the Ting Tings, Elbow and electronic music pioneers Massive Attack were among the winners at the 54th Ivor Novello Awards in London. The ceremony, presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and ...

  33. Coldplay, Duffy Up For Three Ivor Novellos

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, pop singer Duffy and alt-rock act the Ting Tings are among the nominees for the Ivor Novello Awards for songwriters and composers, alongside a largely unknown self-published musician, Nick Hemming. The 54th edition of the Ivors, covering ...

  34. Universal, 19 Sign Publishing Deal

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Entertainment has sealed a new long-term agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group. UMPG will administer the London-based company's music publishing interests on a worldwide basis for all future publishing signings. All previous publ ...

  35. MIDEM Day 2: Indies Take On MySpace Music

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three days after MySpace Music president Courtney Holt reached out to the indies during his MidemNet keynote, the independent sector was still voicing its concern over terms during MIDEM. Charles Caldas, CEO of Merlin, which represents 12,000 indi ...

  36. MIDEM Unveils Publishing Summit

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST MIDEM will launch its inaugural International Publishing Summit next month, in association with the International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP). It will be staged Jan. 20 as part of the MIDEM international music market at the Palais des ...

  37. Imagem Sign Up Portico Quartet

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Imagem Music has sealed a global publishing agreement with acclaimed U.K. jazz outfit Portico Quartet. The Dutch publishing company signed the deal during the 2008 Mercury Music Prize ceremony in London (Sept. 9), which Portico Quartet attended as ...

  38. Classical Publisher Boosey Turns To Pop Synchs

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Label management specialist Absolute has signed an agreement with Boosey & Hawkes, under which the the classical publisher's Music Consultancy division will pursue global synch deals for Absolute's roster of independent labels and ar ...

  39. Rogers Signs with Imagem

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Imagem Music, the music publishing fund launched earlier this year by Dutch firms CP Masters and pension fund Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, has signed Australian artist, writer and producer Jarrad Rogers to a global publishing deal. Rogers, who is ...

  40. Boosey, EMI Classics Strike Masters Pact

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Classical music publisher Boosey & Hawkes has struck a worldwide deal to represent EMI Classics' master recordings for synchronisation. Through the new arrangement, unveiled today, Boosey & Hawkes will be in a position to offer an &qu ...

  41. CP Masters Grows With Boosey & Hawkes

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Classical music publisher Boosey & Hawkes has been sold for about £126 million ($248.3 million) to Imagem Music, the music publishing fund of CP Masters and Dutch pension fund Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP. Private equity investor HgCapital, the ...