Stockholm, December 8, 2011 – The album Solar by finnish indie rockers Rubik has made it to the final twelve nominees for the Nordic Music Prize, which is an award for the Best Nordic Album – where they will compete against the likes of Björk, Lykke Li, Ane Brun and The Field. The prize is a nordic equivalent to the Mercury Prize where influential people from the worldwide music industry select the nominees and winners.More
Stockholm, December 8, 2011 – Syket are rounding up nominations: After being nominated for The Music Publishers Prize for ‘Breakthrough of The Year’, now they also are one of the few acts who received a nomination in the category ‘Best Pop’ at the P3 Gold Awards. P3 is one of Swedens biggest national radio stations. The annual P3 Gold Award will be held for the tenth time, taking place in Gothenburg on January 21, 2012.
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES – DECEMBER 7TH, 2011 – BMG Chrysalis is proud to announce a joint venture agreement with Trauma 2 Publishing. The three-year deal will be an opportunity for BMG Chrysalis to enter the AV content creation business by securing rights in film and television score. In addition, the joint venture will allow BMG Chrysalis to sign writers specifically for film and give the BMG-Chrysalis catalog preferred placement in films scored by Trauma 2.
“The potential to co-own the score in a hit film or television series is highly desirable” said BMG Chrysalis EVP, COO Laurent Hubert, “Also through this joint venture, we will be able to attract unique talents such as Christine Connolly, and create new opportunities for our BMG Chrysalis catalog within the TV and Film world.”More
Berlin, December 6, 2011 – Besides an extensive tour plan of the last few months, including live performances on renowned festivals and venues in Russia, France, Sweden and Italy amongst others, drumming legend Billy Cobham has been working on an online educating project, the Billy Cobham Drum School as part of the Artistworks Drum Academy. Musicians from all over the world get the chance to watch online lessons and receive tips and feedback here from Billy Cobham himself. Billy Cobham is known as a unique drummer in the Jazz and Jazz Fusion scene since decades: He has played with renowned musicians such as Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Peter Gabriel and Santana.More
London, December 6, 2011 – BMG Chrysalis has come top of the UK indie publishers in the album market shares of Q3 2011 with a 17.9% share. BMG Chrysalis have also come second, closely behind Kobalt, in the singles market share by controlling 20.6% of the Q3 singles. With the added acquisition of Bug Music, BMG Chrysalis look set to maintain a strong market share in Q4 and beyond.
This fantastic Q3 result is largely down to BMG Chrysalis having splits on 3 of the top ten selling singles of Q3 (Olly Murs feat Rizzle Kicks: ‘Heart Skipd A Beat’ | One Direction: ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ | Adele: ‘Set Fire To The Rain’) and 4 of the top 10 selling albums of Q3 (Various Artists: ‘Now 79!’ | Adele: ‘21’ | Beyonce: ‘4’ | Ed Sheeran ‘+’).
New York, December 2, 2011 – BMG Chrysalis is proud to announce their 77 Grammy nominations this year. The 54th awards ceremony will take place on February 12th, 2012 in Los Angeles, California at 8:00pm EST/7:00pm CST on CBS. BMG Chrysalis is proud of all of its nominees, and with over 70 nominations, this shows the diversity of BMG’s catalog.More
NEW YORK, November 16, 2011 – BMG Chrysalis is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Griffiths as SVP, Marketing, responsible for the US territory. Based at BMG Chrysalis’ Los Angeles office, Griffiths will oversee all US marketing initiatives effective immediately. She will report to Laurent Hubert, EVP, COO BMG Chrysalis North America. Griffiths also will be collaborating closely with the BMG Chrysalis A&R department and BMG international affiliates.
Laurent Hubert stated: “We are very excited to add Wendy Griffiths to our marketing team. She brings a wealth of experience through her prior career at one of the leading international music companies and her close work with many renowned artists. This will be invaluable in helping expand and grow BMG Chrysalis’ international roster.”
Griffiths brings a valuable expertise of the music industry with her after having spent 25 years at Warner Brother Records where she held the position of SVP, Video Promotion & Production and most recently SVP, Film & Soundtracks. Griffiths has played a key role in the career development of artists such as Alanis Morissette, Green Day, Michael Bublé, Michelle Branch, My Chemical Romance, Muse, and Linkin Park. She also collaborated with legendary acts such as Fleetwood Mac, Madonna, Neil Young, Cher, and Eric Clapton developing marketing campaigns on a global level. Most recently, Griffiths worked closely alongside Grammy Award winner, David Foster, and his successful PBS Series ‘HITMAN’ and ‘HITMAN RETURNS’, Executive Producing both.
“This job is the culmination of everything I have done previously in the music business. For me this is a great opportunity to work with Laurent, his dedicated team of professionals and the incredible artists whose music we all cherish.”, said Griffiths.
Berlin/Hilversum, November 29, 2011 – The music project “Bart Constant” will be presented along with its debut album during two special mini exhibitions in galleries in Berlin and Amsterdam in January, 2012. The album is entitled Tell Yourself Whatever You Have To, and is something that became more than just a record. It is set for release on January 13, 2012.
For the record’s packaging a special neon sculpture of the typography was created and then hung in a secluded forest for a day, running on a generator, and photographed with beautiful, melancholic results. Additionally, last March saw the release of the video for the song Do Better; a seven-minute short that recently won Best Music Video at the Dutch Film Festival, and was chosen as Video of the Week by New York based tastemaker blog Stereogum. Image and sound not only seem to be made for each other, but actually are.More
London, November 22, 2011 – Deaf Havana’s album ‘Fools and Worthless Liars’ stormed to the top of the UK rock chart this week, edging competition from Evanescence, Lou Reed & Metallica, Megadeth, You Me At Six and legendary influences of theirs, both Nirvana and Foo Fighters.More
New York, November 21, 2011 – The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) held its annual Awards Gala in Toronto, November 16, 2011, presenting awards to the following Bug/Windswept songs and songwriters:
K’Naan received the International Achievement Award (presented to SOCAN members who received International recognition in 2010 through their music)
Wavin’ Flag (K’Naan/Jean Daval/Philip Lawrence/Bruno Mars) received a Pop/Rock Music Award (songs that achieved the greatest number of performances on domestic radio during 2010)
Sarah Harmer received the Folk/Roots Music Award (presented to SOCAN members whose current repertoire of creative works in this genre achieved the highest number of performances in domestic radio, pay audio, and concerts during 2010)
Prairie Oyster received the National Achievement Award (Presented to SOCAN members who have had outstanding success, predominantly in the Canadian music industry, over the span of their career)
Congratulations to all of our award winners!
London, November 15, 2011 – We are proud to announce that Alex Reid signed a worldwide exclusive songwriter agreement with BMG Chrysalis on November 2, 2011.More
Paris, November 11, 2011 – BMG is pleased to announce the signing of a worldwide co-publishing agreement with the French HipHop act “1995”. The six-member group has quickly attracted both a huge number of fans and significant buzz.More
Nasville, November 10, 2011 – BMG Chrysalis is proud to announce that its songwriters have been awarded no less than seven awards during the 59th annual BMI Country Awards ceremony that took place in Nashville, November 8, 2011. BMI celebrated the songwriters and publishers behind country music’s most-performed songs of the past year during the evening. The event was staged in BMI’s Nashville offices, located in the heart of Music Row, where behind-the-scenes hit-makers and center stage superstars came together to toast one another as songwriters.More
Nashville, November 10, 2011 – This year’s Country Music Awards (CMA), taking place on November 9, 2011, featured several BMG Chrysalis artists and writers on both the performance and award stages:
Matt Nathanson performs his song “Run” with Jennifer Nettles of SugarlandMore
London, November 8, 2011 – Yesterday, UK rock band Deaf Havana released their debut album Fools And Worthless Liars, consisting of 13 tracks. On the 6th of November 2011, the album rocketed straight to the top of the rock iTunes charts after just ten minutes, following major demand from the public. The title has picked up some unbelievable press and reviews and has also trended internationally on Twitter, meaning it is one of the most talked-about things worldwide on Twitter.More
Berlin, November 7, 2011 – BMG invited the advertising and production industry to a presentation of the 2011 Lions Cannes-Reel at Berlin’s former Hungarian cultural center ‘.HBC’ on November 1, 2011. The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the world’s biggest and premier showcase and celebration of creativity in communications. This year, more than 24,000 entries from all over the world were showcased and judged.More
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New York, November 3, 2011 – At her sold-out Los Angeles concert at Largo Theater last night, November 2, 2011, LA-based singer-songwriter and recent MTV Award-winner Kina Grannis unveiled her “Secret Crazy Project” (SCP). More than 22-months in the making, the SCP was revealed to be a one-of-a-kind music video for her song “In Your Arms” – a video shot entirely using stop motion animation and constructed using more than a quarter-million Jelly Belly jelly beans. More specifically, “In Your Arms” was made from 288,000 Jelly Belly jelly beans, spread throughout 2,460 frames, filmed across 1,357 hours.More
New York, November 2, 2011 – Indie rock band The Dear Hunter, who have recently joined forces with BMG Chrysalis, are currently on a US tour with, Manchester Orchestra (also signed to BMG Chrysalis), ending with a final show in Atlanta, Georgia on November 23, 2011.More
Stockholm, October 27, 2011 – Syket’s critically acclaimed debut album With Love has awarded the six piece band a place as one of the four nominees for Best Newcomer at this year’s Music Publishers Prize. The ceremony will be held at Berns Salonger in Stockholm, November 11th, 2011. The award show honors Swedish songwriters, lyricists and composers of both popular and classical music. We’re keeping our finger’s crossed.More
New York, October 27, 2011 – Adele’s chart-breaking album ‘21’ returns to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 this week, rising from #2 back to the chart’s peak and marking its 13th week atop the tally. That is the most weeks at #1 since the soundtrack to “Titanic” set sail in 1998 and spent 16 weeks at the top.
Congratulations to Adele and our writers who feature on the album, Dan Wilson and Fraser T Smith!
London, October 25, 2011 – BMG Chrysalis UK is proud to have completed an exclusive songwriter agreement as well as a recording and exploitation deal with UK rock band Deaf Havana on October 20, 2011. The band marked the signing of the contracts with a performance in front of 5,000 people at Brixton Academy.More
Berlin, October 24, 2011 – BMG is delighted to announce the new releases of BMG songwriter and producer Toby Gad.
Kelly Clarkson`s brand new album Stronger is availbale in US stores now, contributing two songs by Gad: “The war is over” and “Einstein”. Also released in the US today was The Awakening from James Morrison, which already topped the UK album charts at #1. Morrison`s album includes three songs by Gad: “Slave to the rhythm,” “One life” and “Up”.
Multi-Platinum songwriter Toby Gad, known for his success with hits like “If I were a boy” by Beyonce and “Big Girls don’t cry” by Fergie has also written and produced the new UK Jessi J single “Who you are”, Demi Lovato´s “Skyscraper” and written Nicole Scherzinger`s “Don’t hold your breath”. With a great success – they are all climbing the charts.More
Berlin, October 18, 2011 – BMG hosted its annual Administration Meeting at the Head office in Berlin on October 10-13, 2011. Focal points of the meeting were current issues of Copyright Administration and Royalty Accounting, under which several lectures of the 35 participating BMG employees were held. The attendees, who were from each territory a BMG office is located in – Germany France, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, UK, US and the Benelux – worked together during the meetings in order to improve all BMG service processes to better serve the needs of copyright owners.
New York, October 18, 2011 – The annual CMJ Music Marathon Festival, headquartered in downtown Manhattan, will begin its events of panel sessions, seminars and music showcases this Tuesday, October 18th.
BMG Chrysalis artists featured in this year’s festival include Torpedo Boyz, Penguin Prison, Aunt Martha, Little Red, Nikki Lane, CSS, Death Letters, De Staat and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
London, October 11, 2011 – BMG Chrysalis collected no less than six BMI Awards at this year’s annual music awards ceremony held at the Dorchester Hotel in London, October 4, 2011.More
Nashville, October 6, 2011: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor The Civil Wars with the Vanguard Award, which recognizes the impact of musical genres that help shape the future of American music. The duo will be honored during the 49th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, taking place Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland. The event will also honor the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed country songs from April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011.More
Berlin, September 21, 2011 – We are very proud to continue this week with another outstanding charts presence all around the world:More
New York/London/Berlin, September 12, 2011 – BMG is proud to congratulate our artist/songwriters to this week’s top single charts positions in the US, UK, and Germany!
Adele is back at #1 in the US single charts with “Someone Like You,” co-written by BMG songwriter Dan Wilson. In the UK, “All About Tonight” co-written by Tommy Lee James and Tebey Ottoh with Pixie Lott sits at the top of the single charts at #1, and in Germany Marlon Roudette has a #1 hit with his single “New Age.”
Congratulations to everyone on this great success!
Berlin / Los Angeles, September 12, 2011 – BMG Rights Management (BMG) and Spectrum Equity Investors (Spectrum) announced today the execution of a definitive agreement under which BMG will acquire Bug Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, Bug Music, Inc. (Bug Music), which are controlled by Spectrum and Crossroads Media, Inc. (Crossroads).
Bug Music is a leading independent music publisher. Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Bug Music currently owns and/or manages copyrights, including evergreen classics and contemporary hits such as “Fever”, “What a Wonderful World”, “I Walk the Line”, “Summer in the City”, “The Real Slim Shady”, “Who Are You?”, “Under the Boardwalk” and “The Passenger”.More
Nashville/New York, September 8, 2011 – BMG Chrysalis is proud to announce that writer and artist John Paul White has been nominated for a CMA award for his band The Civil Wars. On Tuesday, September 6th the Country Music Association (CMA), announced their 2011 nominations, giving The Civil Wars a nod for Vocal Duo of the Year. The CMA Awards will air live on ABC November 9th, 2011 at 8/7c.
The Civil Wars is composed of BMG Chrysalis writer John Paul White and female vocalist, Joy Williams. Based out of Nashville, Tennessee the indie folk, alternative country duo, have been working together since meeting in 2008 at a songwriting retreat. Their first studio album, Barton Hollow, was released on February 1st, 2011 on Sensibility Music. Their video “Barton Hollow” was also nominated for a CMT Award for Duo Video of the Year.More
New York, August 21, 2011 – BMG Chrysalis is happy to announce the signing of drumming legend Billy Cobham to a worldwide sub-publishing deal covering his entire repertoire.More
Nashville, August 18, 2011 – For her work on “Coming Home” from the film Country Strong, songwriter Hillary Lindsey has been nominated for a 2011 World Soundtrack Award. The song is nominated in the category of Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 22nd.
The World Soundtrack Academy was founded in 2001 by the Ghent International Film Festival to honor film composers and celebrate the role of music in film. We congratulate Hillary on this great honor and cross our fingers for her!
Nashville, August 15, 2011 – BMG Chrysalis songwriter Stephanie Lambring performed at this year’s second East Side Sounds showcase that took place in Nashville, August 10, 2011.
Rumours East Wine Bar hosted the latest installment of the event organized by BMI, an ongoing series that features eclectic acts in an intimate, outdoor setting in one of the area’s most musically rich neighborhoods. Besides Lambring, singer/songwriter Jimmy Robbins, Robert Kelly and Julia Sinclar contributed with finely crafted songs to the event that consists of acoustic in-the-round sets by indie up-and-comers.
New York, August 10, 2011 – Songwriter and producer Toby Gad is featured this week in Billboard Magazine for “6 Questions with Toby Gad.” The article also mentions Toby’s relationship with BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch.
After more than two decades in the music business, Toby Gad has built up an impressive body of work, including such hits as Fergie’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy”. His most recent project, “Skyscraper” by Demi Lovato, debuted at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it a summer hit. We are excited to see what he is up to next…
We are delighted to serve Toby’s publishing needs, helping to support him as an internationally successful songwriter. Toby, it is great to be part of the team!
New York, July 21, 2011 – Today, MTV announced the nominees for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, proving to be great news for BMG! Adele, Cee-Lo Green and Lil Wayne received nominations for their hit videos from this past year.
To add to her incredibly successful year so far, Adele is up for an impressive seven awards, including Video of the Year, Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Direction and Best Editing. Cee-Lo Green is nominated in the Best Male Video category for his smash hit, “F*** You”. “6’7′” by Lil Wayne featuring Cory Guns is also up for the Best Hip Hop Video award. The annual awards show is to take place Sunday, August 29, 2011 at 9 p.m. We wish Adele, Cee-Lo and Lil Wayne the best of luck!
New York, July 13, 2011 – This week’s US charts are a great showing for BMG Chrysalis artists and writers! We currently hold five out of the top six albums on the Billboard 200 chart.
The top albums include Beyonce’s 4 at #1, Adele’s 21 at #2, Big Sean’s Finally Famous: The Album at #3, Selena Gomez & the Scene’s When the Sun Goes Down at #4, and Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party at #6. A big congratulations goes out to all our artists and writers for their success on the charts!
New York, July 11, 2011 – BMG Chrysalis is happy to announce that on the recently-released Nielson SoundScan mid-year reports, two BMG Chrysalis songs made it into the top ten on the digital downloads list. These songs are “F**k You (Forget You)” by Cee Lo Green and “Just Can’t Get Enough” by The Black Eyed Peas.
“F**k You (Forget You),” written by Thomas Callaway, has been one of the most popular hits of the year. It sits at #3 on the list, with 3,229,000 in sales to date. “Just Can’t Get Enough,” a brilliant collaboration between will.i.am and Jean Baptiste, holds the #7 spot with 2,462,000 in sales. Although the year is far from over, we congratulate our artists and writers on their success thus far!
US: Allen Shamblin Among the 2011 Nominees for Induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame
Nashville, June 27, 2011 – BMG Chrysalis songwriter Allen Shamblin, best known for his songs in the country music genre, has recently been nominated for one of the United States’ highest songwriting honors– induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame!More
Berlin, June 8, 2011 – Several of BMG songwriter Leonidas “Freakchild” Chantzaras’ works on records for various artists have recently been certified gold or platinum albums.More
Dublin/Berlin, 23 May 2011 – Mary Ann Slim has been appointed to the position
of Managing Director of BMG Rights Management (Ireland) Ltd.
In her new role, Slim will run the Dublin-based S1 Songs business (acquired by BMG
through its acquisition of Chrysalis), represent the overall BMG Chrysalis roster and
catalogue in Ireland, sign new writers and seek further catalogue acquisition
Nashville, May 3, 2011
Berlin, 22 April, 2011 – He was the coolest cat in town! A voice like velvet, dark sunglasses and an otherworldly range made Roy Orbison unique among a sea of performers.
BMG is looking foward to his upcoming 75th Birthday tomorrow with celebrations all over the world!
Watch the Birthday Video here!
New York / Berlin – March 21, 2011- BMG Chrysalis, one of the world’s leading music rights companies, announced that its North American division has signed an exclusive US/Canada agreement with Carly Simon. The agreement sees BMG Chrysalis handling all of the artist’s administration, collection and exploitation in the US and Canada on both back catalogue and futures.
Ms. Simon is a multi-platinum singer/songwriter and recording artist, a Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, and the first artist to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe Award and a Grammy for a song that was composed and written, as well as performed, entirely by a single artist. Her extensive body of work includes the chart-topping, multi-platinum albums Anticipation (1974), and No Secrets (1972), and the smash hit singles “Anticipation”, “You’re So Vain,” “Loving You’s the Right Thing To Do,” “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be,” “Mockingbird” and “Haven’t Got Time for the Pain.” She has also authored and performed a string of international hits scored for film, including “Coming Around Again” and “Let the River Run.”
“Over the years, Carly Simon has taken us on an irresistible musical journey. She has captured our hearts through so many of her soulful hits and we are thrilled that she has chosen to continue that journey with BMG,” said Richard Blackstone, Chief Creative Officer, BMG Chrysalis North America.More
BERLIN/NEW YORK, February 21, 2011 – BMG, a leading music rights company, announces the appointment of Steven Moran as its global Chief Operating Officer. Moran will join the Executive Team and will be based in the company’s headquarters in Berlin. In this newly created role, he will oversee the rights administration group, the company’s worldwide integration and technology operations, and be responsible for the human resources function as BMG executes on its extraordinary growth strategy.More
Berlin/Los Angeles, 15 February, 2011 – BMG is proud of its songwriters and artists who were awarded twelve GRAMMY Awards altogether at this year’s ceremony. The 53rd GRAMMY Awards took place February 14, 2011 in Los Angeles.More
Arlington, 07 February, 2011 – The Black Eyed Peas provided the half time entertainment during the Super Bowl and presented a 10 minute long Best-Of-Selection. What a great show!
New York, January 31, 2011 – Wilmot NH based indie folk trio Aunt Martha is set to release their new EP “Bloodshot” on February 1st. Originally based out of New York City beginning at the end of 2008, the band relocated to Wilmot NH during the summer of 2010 shortly after the departure of one of the original members. With a new trio lineup, their days were soon occupied by nothing other than rehearsing and writing, and they soon had more than enough material to pick from for a new recording.More
New York, January 28, 2010 – BMG has successfully placed an unprecedented 7 songs in last night’s American Idol Show!
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New York, January 26, 2011 – BMG, one of the world’s leading music rights companies, announced that its North American division has extended its exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Songwriter Hall of Fame member Irving Burgie. Author of numerous chart-topping hits for Harry Belafonte, he is long been acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of Caribbean music.
Irving Burgie’s classic Caribbean standards include such familiar hits as “Day-O,” “Jamaica Farewell,” “Island In the Sun,” “Angelina,” “Yellow Bird,” and he was co-writer of “Mary’s Boy Child.” “Day-O,” written in 1955, has seen many reincarnations through various samplings, including “We Are the World,” and most recently, in Lil’ Wayne’s “Six Foot Seven Foot” which was performed live on NBC’S Saturday Night Live on Dec. 18th.More
Nashville, January 25, 2011 – Hillary Lindsey is nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Original Song for her song “COMING HOME” (from the film “Country Strong” starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw & Leighton Meester). This was the only repeat nomination in this category that also received a nomination at the golden globes. BMG congratulates Hillary on this huge accomplishment!!More
New York – January 24, 2011- BMG, one of the world’s leading music rights companies, announced that it has signed an exclusive worldwide administration deal with Notable Music Co., the entity founded by the Great American Songbook legend, Cy Coleman. In addition to Cy Coleman’s prestigious catalogue, BMG will represent the rights of Notable Music Co.’s full catalogue including the works of Bobby Hebb, Clifton Davis, Rosanne Cash, Wax Poetics, Chico Mann, Adriane Young, Aja West/The Mackrosoft and new masters by critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Sam Phillips.
Cy Coleman first burst onto the New York music scene in the 1940’s as a jazz piano prodigy. In the mid- and late 1950’s, as leader of the popular Cy Coleman Trio, he enjoyed major success by penning “I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life” for Nat King Cole, “Why Try To Change Me Now” and “Witchcraft” for Frank Sinatra, “The Best Is Yet To Come” for Tony Bennett and “The Playboy Theme” for the popular TV series, Playboy’s Penthouse.More
New York/Berlin – January 20, 2011 – BMG, one of the world’s leading music rights companies, announced that its North American division has signed an exclusive worldwide agreement with Yusuf (formerly Cat Stevens) which sees BMG handling all of the artist’s administration, collection and exploitation efforts worldwide on both back catalogue and recent releases.
Performing as Cat Stevens in the 1970’s, Yusuf’s discography reads like an anthology of pop music’s most iconic, unforgettable songs. His albums Tea for the Tillerman (1970), and Teaser and the Firecat (1971) were both certified as Triple Platinum in the United States. His 1972 album Catch Bull at Four sold one-half million copies in the first two weeks of release and was Billboard’s number-one LP for three consecutive weeks. Tea for the Tillerman, considered his international breakthrough album, has been included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, is featured in Robert Dimery’s reference book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and has been included in the list of The Definitive 200 Albums of All Time, released by The National Association of Recording Merchandisers and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.More
US: BMG US signs exclusive Publishing Deal with FUJI Entertainment America to include catalogues ARC Music, Six Palms Music, and Third Story
New York – January 18, 2011 – BMG, one of the world’s leading music rights companies, announced that it has signed a worldwide deal, excluding Japan and South East Asia, which sees BMG North America handling all of the administration, collection and exploitation efforts on behalf of Fuji Entertainment America’s iconic catalogues ARC Music, Six Palms Music, and Third Story.More
The Civil Wars performed “Barton Hollow” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno YESTERDAY! See pictures from the duo featuring Nashville songwriter John Paul White and Joy Williams.More
Berlin/New York, January 6, 2011 – BMG is pleased to finish its first full year in the US with a strong presence on Billboard’s “Year-End Charts.” 2010 was a collaborative effort, and the year-end charts show strengths from the BMG catalog as well as the recent acquisitions through Crosstown Songs, Cherry Lane Music Publishing, Stage Three Music, and Evergreen Copyrights.More
New York, January 5, 2011- BMG, a leading music rights company, announces the appointment of Billy Mann as its President of Creative, BMG North America. He will be based in the company’s New York headquarters and will report to Richard Blackstone, Chief Creative Officer of BMG North America. Billy Mann will work closely with Richard Blackstone in overseeing the creative staff, and roster integration of recently acquired companies as well as leading efforts to attract, develop and sign new talent. Mann, a veteran hit songwriter/producer, is EMI Music’s former President of International, New Music and President of Global Artist Management.More