Sony to handle BMG's Depeche Mode catalogue, Universal gets Black Sabbath

Tom Pakinkis

BMG has announced Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group as distribution and marketing partners for its Depeche Mode and Black Sabbath catalogues respectively.

Thge ownership of both sets of artist masters arrived at the company via its acquisition of the Sanctuary (Sabbath) and Mute (Depeche) catalogues - both divestments from Universal Music's purchase of EMI.

News of the two deals comes alongside the agreement between BMG and PIAS for the latter to provide digital and physical retail marketing, sales, ...

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