UK-born Bucks Music Group has agreed a sub-publishing deal with Velvetica Music in France.
The agreement sees both companies represent each other in their respective territories.
The move follows the retirement of Brigitte Bertholier, who ran two of Bucks’ companies in France, as Managing Director of David Platz Music SARL and NFC SARL.
Bertholier joined the independent publisher in 1960s with founder David Platz.
“Velvetica is a vibrant company with a great leader in Thomas Jamois.”
Simon Platz, Bucks
Velvetica was founded by Thomas Jamois in 2011.
Alongside the roster of artists’ catalogs that it administers, including Caravan Palace, Lomepal and JB Dunckel (from French band Air), the company administers the publishing repertoires of film production companies such as Pathé and Gaumont. It also administers the catalog of telco Orange.
Bucks Music Group MD Simon Platz said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to Brigitte for the wonderful contribution she has made over many decades at our company. She has been a fantastic head for our companies in France, and we wish her all the best in her much-deserved retirement.”
Added Platz: “Velvetica is a vibrant company with a great leader in Thomas Jamois.
They have a brilliant sync team to compliment our own, and like us are very involved in media music, so this partnership makes sense for a number of reasons.”
“I’m honoured that Simon has chosen Velvetica as Bucks’ new partner in France.”
Thomas Jamois, Velvetica
Thomas Jamois, added: “I’m honoured that Simon has chosen Velvetica as Bucks’ new partner in France. His father was a pioneer for the sector as we know it today and, ever since, Simon, Co-Director Sarah and the whole Bucks team have built a company based on great A&R skills and an amazing repertoire of past and present pop and rock hits across a spread of big names from Black Sabbath to Ed Sheeran and beyond.
“This partnership will help Velvetica play an even more significant role in the French music publishing market, and Bucks will represent Velvetica’s repertoire in the UK in return.
“Obviously, we share many common values, notably a thirst of independence; expertise in the relationship between music and visual media; and a constant quest for cutting edge technology to benefit our clients. I am certain we will achieve many successes together.”Music Business Worldwide