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BMG announces partnership with Extra Mile Music

By | Published on Friday 4 August 2023


BMG has announced a partnership with a newly launched music publishing company headed up industry execs Fran Malyan and Michelle de Vries.

That company, called Extra Mile Music, says it plans to “focus on established songwriters with proven catalogues”, offering those writers “a personalised service and opportunities to work their catalogues beyond traditional avenues”. BMG will provide global administrative and financial resources.

De Vries explains: “Fran and I established Extra Mile Music to work exclusively with clients we admire and can assist. Our goal is to intimately know every track in our catalogue and maintain a select roster of clients with whom we enjoy working. With the unwavering support of BMG, we are able to offer our clients competitive royalty rates without compromising on service quality”.

BMG’s President Repertoire & Marketing UK, Alistair Norbury, adds: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Extra Mile Music. Michelle and Fran’s expertise in the industry perfectly aligns with BMG’s commitment to artist and rights development. We look forward to working together to enhance opportunities for established writers”.

Extra Mile’s first signings are Henry Priestman – who wrote with the band The Christians, as well as releasing two solo albums and composing for many film and TV projects – and Blur drummer Dave Rowntree. Extra Mile will represent Rowntree’s share of the Blur back catalogue as well as his solo album and film/TV work.