BMG Pub, Famous Renew Ties

Subpub deal first struck in 1995.

BMG Music Publishing and Famous Music Publishing have renewed their international subpublishing agreement. BMG will handle the Famous catalog worldwide except for the United States, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Okinawa and Vietnam.

Recent hits written or co-written by Famous Music songwriters include the Jet's "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" (written by C. Muncey and N. Cester) and "Look What You've Done" (Cester), Destiny Child's "Lose My Breath" (co-written by F. Jerkins), Modest Mouse's "Ocean Breathes Salty" (I. Rock, E. Judy, D. Galluci) and LL Cool J's "Hush" (co-written by 7 Aurelius).

When the companies first formed ties in 1995, it was believed to be the largest subpublishing deal at the time.

Famous was established in 1928 as the music publishing division of Paramount Pictures. It now contains more than 125,000 copyrights, with one of the richest catalogs in film music.

BMG Music Publishing is one of the top three multinational music publishing groups, with wholly owned offices in 31 countries.


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