BMG signs global music publishing deal with Amblin Partners

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Amblin Partners has signed an exclusive deal with BMG to administer its music publishing rights worldwide.

Recent films under the Amblin Partners umbrella include Bridge of Spies, The Girl on the Train, Office Christmas Party, and A Dog’s Purpose as well as the upcoming Steven Spielberg-directed project The Post.

Current productions from Amblin Television include The Americans on FX and Bull on CBS. Upcoming productions include Reverie on NBC and The Haunting of Hill House for Netflix.

Today’s news comes 10 months after BMG signed a similar global deal with Netflix.

The deal includes score, transition cues, themes, and feature songs owned by Amblin Partners in television series, feature films, documentary features, and other original content.

Amblin Partners was founded by Steven Spielberg, Jeff Skoll of Participant Media, Anil Ambani of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group and Darren Throop of Entertainment One in 2015.

The company produces and distributes films and television shows using the DreamWorks Pictures, Amblin Entertainment and Participant Media brands

“We are proud to partner with the Amblin team as BMG continues to grow in the arena of Film and TV.”
Keith Hauprich, BMG

Keith Hauprich, General Counsel & Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, North America, BMG, said: “We are proud to partner with the Amblin team as BMG continues to grow in the arena of Film and TV.

“Mr. Spielberg and his handpicked team are a national treasure, continually bringing timeless stories to the silver screen. They are precisely the high level strategic global partners that fit BMG’s ethos. To be aligned is not an obligation we take lightly.”

Chris Floyd, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Amblin Partners, added: “We are delighted to begin this new relationship with BMG, and couldn’t think of a better partner to handle our music publishing. We look forward to many successful years together.”Music Business Worldwide

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