Imagem Music UK have signed a new deal with Pink Floyd Music Publishers to administer David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright’s songs in the band’s catalogue.
Pink Floyd have self-published for many years through their own company under the stewardship of Peter Barnes. They have sold over 250 million records worldwide to date.
This new agreement with Imagem Music UK covers the seminal albums from Atom Heart Mother to The Dark Side Of The Moon and through to The Division Bell as well as their respective solo albums. It officially came into effect in July 2013.
Paul Loasby, Tony Smith and Garth Tweedale managers for their respective clients in Pink Floyd , said in a joint statement: “This is a big change for us. Together with Peter Barnes we did a detailed review that made us really think about what we needed from a publisher partner.
“That’s not easy when the band had effectively done their own publishing via Peter Barnes for PFMP since the days of Atom Heart Mother. We wanted all the flexibility we have now combined with creativity, enthusiasm and the ability to punch its weight for us in the digital world. We met and liked the team and we all feel that we are going to get the sort of personal service we need. We are very much looking forward to it.”
John Minch, CEO Imagem Music UK, said: “This is a great sign of how far we have come as a publishing group. This is a worldwide assignment from one of the world’s great rock bands. What a credit to the team we have put together here. I have known Peter Barnes for a long time and very much look forward to continuing his work. Peter will help us with the transition and will stay on as a director of PFMP.”
Group CEO Andre de Raaff commented: “Pink Floyd are one of rock music’s biggest acts. Their contribution to pop culture is undeniable and we are delighted to be working with Pink Floyd Music Publishers in the administration and management of this seminal catalogue.”
Kim Frankiewicz, Managing Director Imagem Music UK said: “I have admired the artistry of Pink Floyd for as long as I can remember. They are a British institution, globally significant, and look forward to working with Paul, Tony and Garth in the management of this seminal body of work.”
Imagem was founded in 2008 by André de Raaff and has offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels and Amsterdam.Music Business Worldwide