Wise Music Group has acquired Italian indie publisher Baby Angel Music (BAM).
The BAM catalog contains over 15,000 songs, and has been built over a period of 25 years by Max Moroldo.
Moroldo will continue as a music publishing consultant and Head of A&R to Wise Music Italy.
BAM’s titles include Freed from Desire, originally recorded by the singer and songwriter Gala in 1996.
BAM also owns shares in international songs such as I Know You Want Me by Pitbull and Seek Bromance by Tim Berg aka Avicii.
Italian works within the BAM catalog include Occidentali’s Karma and Amen (Francesco Gabbani), Come Neve (Giorgia and Marco Mengoni), Credo (Giorgia), Potremmo Ritornare (Tiziano Ferro”), Crepe (Irama), and Il Coraggio di Andare (Laura Pausini and Biagio Antonacci).
The Music Sales Group rebranded itself to Wise Music Group in 2020, and owns the catalog of Italian composer Riziero ‘Riz’ Ortolani, legendary rock band The Zombies, and Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds.
“Max has lovingly built a large and enduring catalogue over many years.”
Chris Butler, said: “Max has lovingly built a large and enduring catalogue over many years, and it is our privilege to be the new owners of such a wonderful collection of songs.
“We look forward to a long relationship with Max as we build our company in Italy and around the world.”
“All the songs in the BAM catalogue have been like children to me.”
Max Moroldo, Do It Yourself
Max Moroldo, Do It Yourself, added: “All the songs in the BAM catalogue have been like children to me: I’ve seen them grow over time and today I couldn’t be more happy and proud to see them join the global family of Wise Music, with whom we are building something significant and important.
“I’d like to thank all the authors, composers, sub-publishers and partners I have worked with over the years who have had the strength and the courage to support my often crazy ideas!”Music Business Worldwide