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BMG signs Dave Stewart

By | Published on Tuesday 23 June 2015

Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart has signed a “wide-ranging agreement” with BMG, because why wouldn’t you? See, you can’t think of one reason can you? So that’s why.

It’s a “multi-faceted” deal, and amongst the facets of which there are multiple, BMG will administer Stewart’s publishing rights past and future, look after the song rights that stem from a new talent show he’s producing called ‘Songland’, work with him on his “creative social network” venture Talenthouse, and record a concert of his in Berlin.

BMG’s sister company Penguin Random House will then publish his autobiography and Stewart will be a brand ambassador for BMG and the wider Bertelsmann business. Which, I think we can all agree, is definitely a lot of facets.

Says BMG boss Hartwig Masuch: “Dave Stewart’s enormous range of accomplishments is a reminder that in our connected world, music no longer exists in its own self-contained bubble. With the backing of Bertelsmann, BMG is committed to helping artists and writers capitalise on the vast number of opportunities now open to them”.

Says the man that is Dave Stewart: “BMG takes music publishing on to a new level. It’s creative, transparent and fair and no other music company can offer a multi-platform deal like this. Many companies talk about synergy, but few have pulled it off. BMG is a new company with a new approach, but at heart it’s a music company which really understands artists”.

Remember when Dave Stewart launched a musical bank? No, me neither.