BMG has signed an exclusive agreement with Waxploitation Records to manage and administer its international music publishing rights.
Waxploitation, which operates as a publisher, record label, and artist management company, has helped develop the careers of Grammy Award winning artists such as Danger Mouse and Gnarls Barkley, co-managed Broken Bells, and supported projects like ROME with Jack White and Norah Jones.
The company also publishes a roster of artists and writer/producers from around the world, whose music has been used in ads for Apple iPhone, Adidas, and Sony PlayStation, as well as TV shows including Homeland, Ray Donovan, Breaking Bad.
Zach Katz, BMG US president, repertoire and marketing, said: “Jeff and his team have a unique blend of taste, culture and business acumen. They are part of a select few who continue finding new ways to connect with the creative community and their audience. We are grateful for the opportunity for BMG to align with their musical interests.”
Waxploitation founder Jeff Antebi added: “Our industry thrives on creative partnerships. It’s an exciting time for music discovery and artist development. The combination of Waxploitation’s roster and BMG’s world class pool of songwriters and artists opens the door for some very ambitious collaborations.”
Recently, Waxploitation released its Stories for Ways & Means project, which features original children’s story collaborations with Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Zach Galifianakis, Danny Devito, Frank Black, and Devendra Banhart. The literary mixtape will raise money for children’s literacy projects across the world.
Katz was recently the subject of the Music Week Big Interview, which you can read in full here.