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BMG announces wide-ranging rights deal with Tina Turner

By | Published on Wednesday 6 October 2021

Tina Turner

BMG has announced a wide-ranging deal with Tina Turner which will see the music company get involved in her recordings, songs and brand.

Like many of the recent big deals with heritage artists, this arrangement is a little bit complicated, requiring you to navigate the differences between copyrights, royalty rights, remuneration rights on the recordings side and writer share royalties on the songs side.

Warner Music will still be Turner’s record company, but BMG gets involvement in her recording royalties, both from her past record contacts and her performer equitable remuneration rights. The deal also covers the writer’s share of her songs catalogue, plus Turner’s “name, image, and likeness”.

Says Turner of the deal: “Like any artist, the protection of my life’s work, my musical inheritance, is something personal. I am confident that with BMG and Warner Music my work is in professional and reliable hands”.

Meanwhile, BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch adds: “Tina Turner’s musical journey has inspired hundreds of millions of people around the world and continues to reach new audiences. We are honoured to take on the job of managing Tina Turner’s musical and commercial interests. It is a responsibility we take seriously and will pursue diligently. She is truly and simply, the best”.

Yeah, we see what you did there Hartwig, we see you.