BMG has signed a digital licensing and administration deal for its Anglo-American repertoire with SESAC Digital Licensing for India.
On behalf of BMG, SESAC will negotiate license agreements with international online service providers and directly with India’s leading online service providers.
Under the new deal, BMG reaches more than 1.3 billion potential Indian music fans through Mint Mint Digital Services, an alliance between the US musical rights organization SESAC and Swiss authors’ rights society SUISA.
Mint Digital Services will administer license agreements for online services by drawing on a database which includes approximately 16 million documented musical works.
Among the songwriters whose works will now be represented by Mint in India are Sir Ringo Starr, Bruno Mars, Bebe Rexha, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Camille Purcell, Yusuf / Cat Stevens, Jess Glynne, George Ezra, Quincy Jones, Aphex Twin, Bring Me The Horizon, Lenny Kravitz, Gossip and The National.
“The new licensing agreement with SESAC through Mint for the emerging Indian market is a huge benefit for our publishing clients and delivers on BMG’s core values of Fairness, Transparency and Service.”
Ama Walton, BMG
Ama Walton, General Counsel BMG said: “The new licensing agreement with SESAC through Mint for the emerging Indian market is a huge benefit for our publishing clients and delivers on BMG’s core values of Fairness, Transparency and Service.
“In addition, both international and national music users can now efficiently license the repertoire of our Anglo-American writers in India.
Alexander Wolf, SESAC
Alexander Wolf, President of SESAC International added: “With the world’s largest, most authoritative database of musical works linked to recordings, Mint and SESAC Digital Licensing are looking forward to cooperate with BMG in this emerging marketplace.
“We’re excited BMG has selected SESAC as its trusted partner and we are happy to provide our expertise in a market with so much potential.”Music Business Worldwide