In a move that breaks rank with normal publishing agreements, EMI Music Publishing has signed a deal to administer the catalog of Editora San Angel, in conjunction with Mexico’s Society of Authors and Composers (SACM).
Editora San Angel is the publishing house of all music compositions belonging to Mexican media conglomerate Televisa, and includes the music of many Televisa shows and soap operas, as well as many of the tracks recorded by Televisa’s multiple artists, including RBD.
San Angel’s catalog has long been administered worldwide by SACM, which also represents the writers. Under the new agreement, EMI will step in to represent both San Angel’s and SACM’s interests in the catalog worldwide, except for the United States and Mexico. In the United States, EMI will be the sole administrator of San Angel’s catalog. SACM will continue to act as administrator for the individual writers it represents worldwide.
“This alliance exemplifies how societies and editors can work together for the rights of authors and composers,” said Nestor Casonú, managing director for EMI Music Publishing Latin America and U.S. Latin.