BMG has signed an exclusive deal with Netflix to manage and administer its music publishing rights outside the US.
The agreement will see BMG handle scores, transition cues, themes, and feature songs for all content owned by Netflix for its Netflix Originals, including TV series, feature films, documentary features, and other original content.
Zach Katz, BMG US president, repertoire and marketing, said: “It is an understatement to say we are excited to be working with Netflix. This agreement is a significant endorsement of the BMG team and platform from one of the most forward-thinking and innovative entertainment companies in the world. It also highlights the particular strength of Keith Hauprich (deputy general counsel, BMG US) and his film and TV publishing team.”
Dominic Houston, director of music licensing at Netflix, added: “After a long process of selecting the right partner for Netflix, we are delighted to be able to announce this new partnership with BMG and look forward to getting started with the team there. We were particularly impressed by the commercial and technology expertise of BMG, and are excited to see what opportunities we can develop together.”
BMG’s current film and TV partners include The Weinstein Company, Hasbro Studios, Activision Blizzard Studios, AMC Network, Turner Broadcasting, Rede Globo’s Som Livre, NFL Films, Walden Media, 2929 Productions, Bold & Beautiful, Bold Films, ContentMedia, Relativity Media, John Carpenter’s Rodeo Suplex, Roger Corman’s Concorde New Horizons, Icon Productions, Parallel Entertainment, and Global Asylum among others.
Katz was the subject of this week’s Music Week Big Interview, which you can read in the latest issue of Music Week and here.