Today in Music: BMG keeps rebuilding publishing empire with Fuji deal

January 18, 2011

Bertelsmann’s BMG Music Rights has continued to expand by agreeing to a deal to manage the song catalogs of Fuji John Lee HookerEntertainment America’s ARC Music, Six Palms Music and Third Story catalogs in a worldwide deal everywhere outside of Japan and South East Asia.

Today in Music: Warner signs new publishing chief; EMI signs Pink Floyd – again

January 4, 2011

Warner Music signs publishing exec behind Cee Lo’s “F*** You”

Warner Music  Group has signed up a new publishing chief Cameron Strang as CEO of Warner/Chappell Music, its music publishing unit.  The world’s No.3 music company said David Johnson, who previously held the joint title of chairman/CEO of Warner/Chappell, will continue as chairman until July at which point Strang will take on the  additional role of chairman as well.

EMI promotes publishing guy to oversee Capitol and Virgin labels in US

October 6, 2010


(Clarifies earlier post to show McCarroll is not replacing Melrose/Brooks)

EMI, the smallest and most troubled of the four major music companies, took its latest step towards re-focusing under new leader Roger Faxon by appointing the current head of North American creative at EMI Music Publishing  as president of   the Capitol and Virgin label group in North America.

EMI Publishing has a dream: diversified revenues with MLK

March 17, 2009

EMI Publishing, the song publishing arm of EMI Music, has struck an interesting deal with the estate of Dr Martin Luther King Jr to manage the licensing of his words and speeches in recordings and music.