BMG Scores Rights to Nirvana, Tears for Fears Songs

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NirvanaThe world wide music rights were acquired by BMG through a deal that gave the giant exclusive rights for albums such as The Human League, Kurt Cobain, Iggy Pop, Tears for Fears, and Take That.

The company selected songwriters from the EMI Music Publishing and Sony / ATV and declared that it will purchase music rights from the U.K. based Virgin Music Publishing Company.
The EMI Music Publishing was acquired by Sony Corporation of America and a group of investors this June and the company is being administered by Sony on the behalf of investors. The sale of the catalogues was part of the acquisition deal.

The catalogue from Virgin Music Publishing Company contains songs such as About A Girl, Come As You Are, Smells Like Teen Spirit and Kurt Cobain's songs for Nirvana.
Devo's Whip It, Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse's Back to Black, Lenny Kravitz’s "Are You Gonna Go My Way, and Jim Steinman's Total Eclipse Of The Heart are the other popular songs.
Other greatest hits include Greatest Day, Patience and Shine as well as Robbie William's Angels, Rock DJ, and Let Me Entertain You.

The catalogue also includes Tears for Fears, Everybody Rules The World, Karma Chamelon from Culture Club, Enola Gay of OMD, Lust for Life from Iggy Pop, and Duffy's Mercy.
BMG is currently operating under three years old partnership between Bertelsmann and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co and triumphs as the fourth largest music publishing company. By May it had announced that it owned over one million music copyrights under its management.

BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch claimed that the catalogue includes some of the most influential and popular songs. He was quoted to say that BMG was committed to twenty-first century service and showed appreciation to the writers of the song by saying that it delighted BMG to represent them. He pledged to deliver the best for them.