BMG puts its services to artists – whether writer, producer and/or performer – and rights owners at the very core of its business with a model which is both flexible and transparent.
A new alternative
BMG understands that no two writers are alike and so tailors its services to cater for everyone from the newer artist wanting full creative support to established writers who may be more interested in the efficiencies and benefits of BMG’s state-of-the-art administration platform and the exploitation of their rights in the digital age.
Full creative support
BMG welcomes the empowerment of artists which technology has enabled. BMG believes the best authority on an artist’s music is the artist his- or herself. We do not believe it is the music company’s job to tell an artist what to do. What we do offer, however, is full creative support for those who desire it.
State of the art administration
The backbone of BMG’s rights management service is the copyright department which diligently updates and maintains records of our writers’ and artists’ work. These are simultaneously registered with the collection societies network and licensees worldwide to ensure our writers get the royalties to which they are entitled.
Fast, accurate payment
With new digital music services launching almost by the day, technology is increasing the number of income opportunities for writers and artists. But more income streams mean a big increase in complexity. Royalty statements from leading streaming services can easily run into millions of lines. That’s why ever since its launch BMG has invested significantly to secure the best technology to ensure writers are paid swiftly and accurately.
The Masters Model
Conceived from its launch as a rights management rather than purely a music publishing company, BMG has always managed and exploited the rights to recordings. Its latest innovation is its new Masters Model, designed as an artist-friendly alternative to the traditional record deal. Artists benefit from a much-enhanced revenue split and full creative and expenditure control. In Partnership, the artist and BMG agree on a project budget and money releases for manufacturing, marketing and promotion which is then recouped according to the agreed revenue split.