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Minder Music founder signs new deal with BMG

By | Published on Friday 8 December 2017

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Minder Music founder John Fogarty has announced a new deal with BMG covering the catalogue of his current company New Songs. Fogarty previously sold Minder Music to BMG in 2015 and had a consultancy relationship with the music rights firm as part of that arrangement.

The new deal will see BMG administrate those song rights controlled by Fogarty that were not part of the Minder Music acquisition, in addition to repertoire he has added to the New Songs business since 2015.

That includes work by the late songwriter Aaron Schroeder, who wrote over 1500 songs during his long career, and who is perhaps best known for his work with Elvis Presley. Fogarty secured an administration deal with Schroeder’s widow Abby last year.

On his new tie-up with BMG, Fogarty said yesterday: “Since concluding the deal for BMG to acquire Minder, it has been a real pleasure working with the UK team. For my New Songs copyrights I wanted to be with a real publisher rather than a data processor – they are not the same thing – and I am pleased to sign with BMG, freeing up my time to acquire more copyrights”.

BMG’s Alexi Cory-Smith added: “John is one of the most accomplished and consistently successful independent publishers in the UK, and we are delighted to take on the administration of New Songs”.



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