Wednesday 20 February 2013, 11:41 | By Chris Cooke
BMG announces joint venture with Still Working Music
More BMG, and the firm’s US division has announced the launch of a new “strategic joint venture” with Still Working Music, the music company founded by the late Barbara Orbison, to “discover and nurture new talent and sign established songwriters”.
The first signing to the joint venture will be country music songwriter and producer Tommy Lee James, who has worked with Still Working Music for nearly two decades.
Confirming the new partnership with BMG, Still Working Music’s Co-President Alex Orbison told CMU: “Words don’t cover the true pleasure I have in extending Still Working’s long relationship with Tommy Lee James. When my mother founded this company, Tommy was one of her first signings – I couldn’t be prouder as her son and new leader of Still Working to announce that Tommy will be my first signing under our landmark new venture with BMG”.
Meanwhile BMG Chrysalis Nashville man Darrell Franklin added: “BMG has worked closely with Barbara and Still Working representing Roy Orbison’s works for many years. We feel honoured by Alex and the family’s trust in our work and are looking forward to intensifying our relationship even further”.