BMG Pacts With Roger Waters to Represent His Pink Floyd Catalog
BMG has signed a long-term, global publishing administration deal with Roger Waters to represent his share of the Pink Floyd catalog. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but BMG company representatives are describing the agreement's scope as encompassing possibly the biggest publishing deal of the year.
The catalog includes songs from the first Pink Floyd album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967) through to The Final Cut (1983) and includes such tunes as "Money," "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," and "Another Brick In The Wall."
“We are honored that Roger Waters has chosen BMG, the youngest of the big international music companies to represent his legendary and exquisite catalog," BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch said in a statement. "To win the endorsement and trust of one of the world’s most successful songwriters is a significant milestone less than eight years after our launch.”
Roger Waters noted that BMG supported his "Music Heals" gig last year in Washington, D.C. and in a statement, he added, "I'm very glad to be back in the same team.