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Concord wins bid to acquire Hipgnosis Songs Fund for $1.4 billion in cash

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The Board of Directors of Hipgnosis Songs Fund (HSF), the London-listed portfolio of music assets, has agreed to sell to Concord in an all-cash transaction worth $1.402 billion, equivalent to £0.932 per share.

The deal is made by Concord Chorus Ltd, an entity indirectly controlled by Alchemy Copyrights, LLC, and trading as Concord. The deal will be financed by private equity group Apollo through debt and a minority stake in Concord Chorus. The transaction represents a premium of approximatel...

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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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KT Tunstall signs new global music publishing agreement with BMG

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KT Tunstall has signed a new music publishing deal with BMG. The Scottish singer and songwriter made the announcement from the stage of the Ivors at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel as she received the Ivor Novello Award for Oustanding Song Collection.

“I am starting a new era with the amazing Alistair Norbury and his team at BMG, and I am so excited for what’s coming next," said Tunstall In her acceptance speech,

Tunstall received her Outstanding Song Collection Award from fellow songwrit...

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Motion Picture Association taps Jesse Martin as SVP, Associate General Counsel, Content Protection and Legal Affairs

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The Motion Picture Association (MPA) has appointed Jesse Martin to the newly created position of Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Content Protection and Legal Affairs (Intermediary Programmes).

Martin joins from The Software Alliance (BSA) where she served as Associate General Counsel and Senior Director, Compliance Solutions. She reports to Karyn Temple, Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel for the MPA.

“Over the past decade, our content protec...

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Concord Music Publishing signs songwriter Jin Jin to a global publishing deal

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Concord Music Publishing has signed a new global publishing agreement with English songwriter Jin Jin, in a deal that encompasses all forthcoming works. “Super excited to be working with Kim and the Concord team! Can’t wait to embark on the next chapter of my musical journey!" said Jin Jin.

Jin Jin, also known as Janée Bennett, has collaborated with Jess Glynne, working on three of her albums, 'I Cry When I Laugh', 'Always In Between' and more recently, 'JESS'. He work has received nominatio...

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