BMG Rights Management Italy has signed an exclusive songwriter agreement with notable Italian music figure, Samuele Bersani.
Under the deal BMG has acquired the rights to Bersani’s two most recent albums, L’Aldiqua and Manifesto Abusivo, together with future works from his publishing company, Fuori Classifica.
BMG now represents Samuele Bersani’s full catalogue, having already served as publisher for the singer-songwriter’s albums Ci hanno preso tutto, Freak, Samuele Bersani, L’oroscopo speciale and Caramella Smog. These include iconic songs such as “Spaccacuore” performed by Laura Pausini in both Italian and Spanish versions and “Canzone” performed by Lucio Dalla.
Bersani is considered one of Italy’s most creative, respected and credible singer-songwriters and has been working professionally for more than half of his 40 years. His songs are known for combining social themes with personal experiences, in an intensely poetic, but always comprehensible way.
In 2007 he was honored by Amnesty International for a song he wrote in memory of murdered Italian war correspondent Enzo Baldoni. Dino Stewart, General Manager of BMG Italy said, “We are very proud to represent Samuele’s full catalogue going forward. He is a very poetic songwriter who is one of Italy’s most important creative voices.”
The signing of Samuele Bersani is part of BMG’s planned expansion in Italy and comes shortly after the acquisition of Dreyfus Music, one of France’s most important independent music catalogues.Music Business Worldwide