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BMG to administer Netflix’s music publishing rights

By | Published on Friday 3 February 2017


BMG has signed a deal with Netflix to represent the video streaming service’s music publishing rights worldwide.

“It is an understatement to say we are excited to be working with Netflix”, says BMG’s US President Repertoire & Marketing Zach Katz. “This agreement is a significant endorsement of the BMG team and platform from one of the most forward-thinking and innovative entertainment companies in the world. It also highlights the particular strength of Keith Hauprich [Deputy General Counsel, BMG US] and his film and TV publishing team”.

Director Of Music Licensing over at Netflix, Dominic Houston, adds: “After a long process of selecting the right partner for Netflix, we are delighted to be able to announce this new partnership with BMG and look forward to getting started with the team there. We were particularly impressed by the commercial and technology expertise of BMG, and are excited to see what opportunities we can develop together”.

The deal covers score, cues, themes and songs owned by Netflix for its Netflix Originals content.