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Know Your Rights…

Who's Next?

Over the last year BMG Rights Management, the publishing entity backed by German media giant Bertelsmann (who recently celebrated its 175th anniversary) along with investor KKR, has been busy buying catalogs and publishing companies in Europe and increasingly in the U.S.. So far acquisitions in the U.S. include Crosstown Songs America, Adage IV and Cherry Lane Music Publishing – the latter being their largest acquisition to date. Speculation of the company’s interest in EMI Music Publishing has continued to varying degrees for nearly as long as the new entity has existed, but with Terra Firma‘s recent inflow of investor cash, some are questioning whether action will be taken any time soon. Regardless of a move on EMI, insiders share that BMG RM will continue its aggressive acquisitions, with a particular eye on prominent independent publishers… Elsewhere KKR has had its own spotlight recently, with multiple reports of their interest in talent powerhouse CAA and a new listing on the New York Stock Exchange beginning next week, analysts perceive eagerness among U.S. investors for the firm’s arrival. Stay Tuned…