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  1. 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 ...

  2. Universal Music Publishing Nashville Bolsters Creative Team

    August 21, 2012 3:56 PM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville today bolstered its creative team with four new appointments, according to EVP/general manager Kent Earls. The company promoted Cyndi Forman and Freeman Wizer -- the former to vice president, creative, an ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. BMG Rights Management to Purchase Bug Music

    September 12, 2011 8:14 AM EDT BMG Rights Management is buying U.S. music publisher Bug Music, Inc., which was Founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Los Angeles. Financial terms of the transaction, which is expected to close by October, were not disclosed, although sources te ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Music Co., BMG, ASCAP Songwriter Residency

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Bicycle Music Co. and its affiliate the AF Circle C Fund have acquired a significant interest in the catalog of Chris Connelly , who has been in such bands as the Revolting Coks, Ministry Pigface and the Damage Manual. Terms of the deal wer ...

  8. BMG Rights Management To Launch In Australia

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management's rapid expansion continues: the Berlin-based company will launch an Australian operation in early 2011. Tim Prescott, former CEO of Albert Music and a long-time BMG executive, is assisting BMG Rights Management with fur ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. BMG Has $500 Million To Spend

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Over the next three years, BMG Rights Management will be receiving equity injections of €200 million ($254 million) from each of its shareholders - investment group KKR and media group Bertelsmann - to be used for further acquisitions. It means th ...

  11. BMG Acquires Publisher Stage Three

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management (BMG) has agreed to acquire Stage Three Music , a leading independent, international music publisher based in London, from its shareholders Apax Partners, Ingenious Ventures and the management. Stage Three was founded in 2003 ...

  12. Primary Wave Inks Aerosmith Frontman

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Primary Wave Music Publishing has landed a deal with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. Set up as a strategic partnership, the deal includes the acquisition of an interest in Tyler's share of copyrights -- about 160 songs -- and an agreement to ...

  13. U.K.'s ITC Conference Kicks Off

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yvette Livesey, co-founder and director of In The City, used her opening address on day one of Britain's largest music convention to herald the "beginning of a new era." Opening the Oct. 20-22 Manchester event with a moving speech, ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. NMPA Board Shifts Seats

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With changes at the helm of three major publishers over the last four months, membership on the board of the National Music Publishers' Assn. (NMPA) is also shifting. NMPA board members have voted to fill three vacant seats. Marty Bandier, So ...

  17. Stage Three, Brett James Enter Joint Venture

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Stage Three Music has signed the No. 3 Billboard Hot Country Songwriter for 2006, Brett James, to a long-term worldwide co-publishing agreement. The deal includes the acquisition of a co-publishing interest in James' back catalog and the form ...

  18. Rich, James, Rutherford Top ASCAP Country Honors

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb, John Rich, Brett James, Rivers Rutherford and SONY/ATV Music Publishing were among the top honorees at the 2006 ASCAP Country Music Awards, held Oct. 23 in Nashville. Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb, John Rich, Bre ...

  19. UMP Builds-Up London Synch Activities

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing (UMP) has appointed Karina Masters to the new role as creative services manager of its London-based film & TV department. Universal Music Publishing (UMP) has appointed Karina Masters to the new role as creative ...