BMG and Bella Union team up in the US

Bella Union Songs, the publishing division of Bella Union Records has inked a joint publishing venture with BMG Chrysalis in the US.

BMG will provide worldwide rights management services to artists signed to the JV.

Both companies will jointly provide creative support to songwriting talent and look to expand opportunities internationally.

Bella Union Records is headed by Simon Raymonde (pictured) who founded the UK-based indie label in 1997. Raymonde and Bella Union have helped build the careers of artists such as Fleet Foxes, Beach House, Father John Misty, The Walkmen, Explosions in The Sky and Flaming Lips.

In 2010 and 2012 the label was recognized as the Independent Record Company of the Year at the Music Week Awards.

Said Simon Raymonde, Co-founder of Bella Union Records: “Over the last few years, I have seen at close hand how BMG has worked so wonderfully with some of our artists such as Beach House and Fleet Foxes. I can’t wait to get started on the opportunity to work with such a committed and passionate team and together develop artists, songwriters and producers.”

Said Kate Hyman, SVP of Creative at BMG Chrysalis US: “We are thrilled and excited to be working on publishing deals with Simon, one of the industry’s A&R greats. This is the perfect next step for Bella Union and BMG.”Music Business Worldwide

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