BMG Acquires Sanctuary Records From UMG
February 15, 2013

BMG announces it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Sanctuary Records from Universal Music Group. The proposed sale, which is subject to regulatory approval by the European Commission (EC), is the latest in a series of divestments mandated by the EC, following Universal’s purchase of EMI.

BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch said, "We are delighted to have won the opportunity to work with the exceptional line-up of artists in the Sanctuary catalog. We have made no secret of our ambition to create a new force in the music industry focused on delivering service and revenue to artists. We believe this deal will be good news for those artists, good news for our partners particularly in the independent sector and good news for the music industry as a whole." 

The Sanctuary catalog includes over 170,000 recordings from such legendary labels as Bronze, Creole, Immediate, Jet, Transatlantic, Trojan, Sugarhill, Pye and Solar. Sanctuary's catalog also includes 19 of Black Sabbath's albums, as well as releases from fellow hard rockers Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson and Megadeth. The catalog also contains Reggae stars from the legendary Trojan Records label, such as Toots and the Maytals, Desmond Dekker, Lee "Scratch" Perry and selected Bob Marley recordings as well. Punk greats The Damned, X-Ray Spex, Sham 69 and The Fall are also under the Sanctuary umbrella, as well as releases from The Kinks, Uriah HeepJonathan Richman, Donovan, Status Quo, Petula ClarkGrandmaster Flash, The Sugarhill Gang and many, many more. 

The agreement to buy Sanctuary is the second BMG-UMG deal in the wake of Universal's acquisition of EMI. In December, BMG announced it had agreed in principle to buy the Mute Records catalog of recordings from Depeche Mode, Erasure, Moby and Nick Cave.




 
Breaking News
CBS Corporate Revenue Up 10 Percent In First Quarter
Adam Wiener Named EVP/GM, CBS Local Digital Media
iHeartRadio Breaks Another Record: 85 Million Registered Users
Greater Media Renews Relationship with Triton Digital
Live Nation Reports $1.2 Billion in Q1 Revenue
In Brief - May 3, 2016
May 2, 2016
Entercom Reports First Quarter Results
Cumulus Names Brian Demay PD of WRRM-FM/Cincinnati
CBS Radio Names Kenetta Bailey SVP/Marketing
April 29, 2016
Pandora Revenue, Listenership Rises In Q1
In Brief - April 29, 2016
April 28, 2016
SiriusXM Reports First Quarter 2016 Results
CMG Tulsa Names Nathan Reed Director of Branding & Programming at KRAV-FM
Cumulus Media Shreveport Ups Julie Kansy to PD at KQHN
ASCAP Revenue Tops $1 Billion For Second Straight Year
April 27, 2016
Blaire Galaton-Kelleher Joins “The Jack Diamond Morning Show” On WRQX/Washington, D.C
Premiere Networks To Provide Distribution For Aiir
Radio Milwaukee Names Glenn Kleiman Executive Director
In Brief - April 27, 2016
April 26, 2016
CBS Radio Las Vegas Promotes JB King to Operations Manager
KLUC/Las Vegas Taps John Moug As New Afternoon Drive Host
Donna Gryn Promoted to VP of Marketing at Republic Records
KIIS FM/Los Angeles Announces Artists Performing At Wango Tango Pre-Show Village
In Brief - April 26, 2016
April 25, 2016
Music News
McCartney, Stones, The Who Top New Festival
Quick Hits: Radiohead, Chris Brown, Against Me!, Violent Femmes, Miike Snow
As Expected, Beyoncé Tops Billboard Chart With Lemonade
Quick Hits: Prince, Radio Disney Music Awards, Radiohead, classic rock festival, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Garbage
FMQB Photo Pass: Pearl Jam
Blink-182 Announce Album, Tour With Matt Skiba
Drake Expands Tour, Reveals Tracklist For Views
Quick Hits: Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas, Cash Cash, Whitney Houston, Deftones' Chino Moreno
Quick Hits: Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga & Elton John, Prince, Thrival Festival, B.o.B
Quick Hits: Bumbershoot Festival, Fetty Wap, HARD Summer, Jenny Lewis, Bayside
Prince Returns To The Top Of The Billboard 200
Drake Announces Summer Sixteen Tour, OVO Fest
Quick Hits: Billboard Music Awards, Guns N' Roses, Tegan and Sara, Twin Peaks, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Paul
Beyoncé Releases New Album Lemonade Via Tidal
Tributes Continue To Pour In For Prince
FMQB NOW

Nick Petropoulos
Head of Promotion
Glassnote Music

    Question Of
      The Week

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!