BMG eyes rich EMI pickings

As buyers circle - amid reports that current owner Terra Firma is preparing to relinquish control of the beleaguered major to Citigroup Bank - BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch has confirmed his company's interest in EMI's back catalogue, rather than its publishing division.

In an exclusive interview with Music Week, Masuch states: "Integrating EMI's publishing would be tough, but if you look at the recorded side, it is a different story. We are increasingly moving into representing master catalogues and EMI ...

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