BMG Rights Management

Berlin, Germany

Partnership Moves

BMG Rights Management (“BMG”) is a joint venture between KKR and Bertelsmann, an international media company active in more than 50 countries, to develop a global music rights management business. The partnership benefits from Bertelsmann’s know-how in media and publishing, BMG’s experience in licensing and music rights administration and KKR’s transaction capabilities, financial expertise and global network.

As a result of our partnership, BMG has grown to be the world’s largest independent music publisher, signing new and iconic artists and expanding its catalogue acquisitions. The company now manages more than 250,000 copyrights and recorded master rights from over 1,000 recording artists and songwriters, including top artists such as Allison Krause, Billy Idol, Cee-Lo Green and ZZ Top.