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Rolling Stones expand BMG deal to include neighbouring rights

By | Published on Friday 11 December 2020

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones have extended their publishing deal with BMG, and appointed the company to collect their neighbouring rights revenues too. So double the fun.

“If you are in the business of selling services to artists and songwriters, these are the kinds of client you dream of attracting”, says BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch. “We are immensely grateful to Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie for putting their faith in us”.

BMG’s President Repertoire & Marketing UK, Alistair Norbury, adds: “At a time when streaming is further highlighting the value of iconic music rights, our objective is to offer the best possible service to artists and songwriters. We are delighted for the opportunity to further demonstrate the value we can add for four of the greatest names in rock with our neighbouring rights service”.

The BMG neighbouring rights division was launched in May this year, administrating the royalties paid through the collective licensing system when recorded music is broadcast or played publicly, such as in a bar or club. The new deal with the Stones comes as the band prepare for their 60th anniversary celebrations in 2022.