Sir Ringo Starr has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with BMG.
The agreement covers Starr’s Beatles and solo catalogue, as well as future compositions. It encompasses more than 150 titles including his featured songwriting contributions with The Beatles, What Goes On from Rubber Soul, Flying from Magical Mystery Tour, Don’t Pass Me By from The Beatles, Octopus’s Garden from Abbey Road, Dig It and Maggie Mae from Let It Be.
"I love making music and the song writing process - and putting new music out there to play alongside the old," said Starr. "How great to be working with BMG who are excited to have my entire catalogue."
BMG US president, repertoire and marketing, Zach Katz said, “It is an understatement to say our entire team is overwhelmingly excited to welcome Ringo to the BMG family. From New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles to our offices around the world, we are all in, globally committed, and eager to show him what a multimedia music company can do, across the board, when you have the right creative tools to put your music to work.”
BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch said, “Ringo Starr is a contemporary artist with an incredible history, and BMG is exceptionally proud that he has chosen us to represent his past and future songs.”
Starr will tour later this year with a new iteration of his All Starr Band.
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