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BMG announces Suede deal

By | Published on Tuesday 27 August 2013


BMG Chrysalis has announced a new worldwide publishing deal with Suede songwriters Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes and Neil Codling. The new alliance covers Anderson’s output for Suede since the band’s debut album back in 1993, and Oakes and Codling’s respective contributions since they joined the group.

And if you don’t believe me, look, BMG UK boss Alexi Cory-Smith told CMU: “Suede’s music has resonated for over 20 years with a distinct creative vision. We are delighted Brett, Richard and Neil have chosen BMG”.

While Ian Grenfell of Suede’s management company Quietus Management added: “There’s an energy and freshness to BMG which is attractive. We believe Suede can do great things with them”.

And Suede’s day-to-day manager Didz Hammond said: “Obviously, there’s great value in Suede’s back catalogue, but looking forward there is great value in Brett, Richard and Neil as songwriters, and BMG Chrysalis get that”.