‘As older subscribers come online to streaming services, there’s more of a focus on catalog.’

Hartwig Masuch on BMG’s performance in 2019 – and how the major rightsholders might change in the years ahead
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BMG responds to artist streaming revolt in Germany: ‘It is time for record companies to change.’

Letter appears to seek a ‘user-centric’ style of payment, while “attacking” record companies
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BMG expands into artist management, partners with Carl Stubner’s Shelter Music Group

Hartwig Masuch says BMG will offer managers an attractive revenue share deal to join Shelter Music Group
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BMG makes ‘significant investment’ in US business with development of new L.A-based facility

BMG’s Los Angeles operation is its biggest global territory – some way ahead of the UK
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British music is losing its market power in the USA. Does BMG have the answer?

“The problem for UK artists is that US-based companies naturally tend to favor their local repertoire… our view is that UK artists and songwriters deserve better than that.”
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With $1bn in annual sales in BMG’s sights, Hartwig Masuch questions ‘irrational’ cost structure of traditional labels

BMG’s boss discusses his confidence in his own company… and his lack of confidence elsewhere
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