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Warner Music Group and BMG reportedly interested in buying Pink Floyd’s catalogue

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Warner Music Group and BMG — backed by investment firm KKR — are reportedly leading the competition to acquire the catalogue of British band Pink Floyd, according to a report from the Financial Times.

Last week, Bloomberg reported that representatives from Pink Floyd had started to shop the band's catalogue. "The deal would potentially surpass last year’s sale of [Bruce] Springsteen’s catalogue to Sony Music for a reported $550m as the biggest music rights deal to date, according to people ...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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Music industry executive Charles Koppelman dies aged 82

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Charles Koppelman, the music industry entrepreneur who changed the music publishing business with SBK Entertainment alongside Marty Bandier and Stephen Swid, died at the age of 82 on November 25.

The news of his death was shared on Facebook by his daughter, Jenny Koppelman Hutt: “With a very heavy heart, we want to share that our beloved father, pop-pop and best friend Charles Koppelman passed away peacefully earlier today surrounded by his entire family. His larger-than-life presence will ...

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Bucks Music Group appoints Jen Moss as a Senior Sync executive in London

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British independent music publishing company Bucks Music Group has appointed Jen Moss as a Senior Sync executive. Based in London, she reports to Bucks’ Head of Sync Jonathan Tester.

Moss started her career in the sync department at Boosey & Hawkes before moving to Warner Music UK, where she set up an internal film music supervision department, At Bucks, she will be in charge of creative searches and licensing of the Bucks Music catalogue to film clients.

Commented Tester said: “W...

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BMG acquires the recording catalogue of German band Fools Garden

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BMG has acquired the catalogue of recordings from German pop-rock band Fools Garden. Terms of the transaction was not disclosed.

The agreement includes the sound recordings of all of the band’s albums released between 1991 and 2003 including 'Fool’s Garden' (1991), 'Once In A Blue Moon' (1993), 'Dish Of The Day' (1995), 'Go And Ask Peggy For The Principal Thing' (1997), 'For Sale' (2000) and '25 Miles To Kissimmee' (2003)

“I'm thrilled that Fools Garden and our catalogue are now part of t...

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