Indie music company Bella Union has announced an alliance between its publishing division, Bella Union Songs, and BMG Chrysalis. The partnership will result in a joint venture business representing songwriting talent globally, with BMG providing rights management services, and both BMG and Bella Union providing creative support to its acts.
Confirming the deal, Bella Union co-founder Simon Raymonde told CMU: “Over the last few years, I have seen at close hand how BMG has worked so wonderfully with some of our artists such as Beach House and Fleet Foxes. I can’t wait to get started on the opportunity to work with such a committed and passionate team and together develop artists, songwriters and producers”.
Kate Hyman, SVP of Creative at BMG Chrysalis US, added: “We are thrilled and excited to be working on publishing deals with Simon, one of the industry’s A&R greats. This is the perfect next step for Bella Union and BMG”.