Pandora Strikes U.S. Licensing Deal With BMG
September 11, 2014 at 6:43 AM (PT)
PANDORA and BMG have entered into a multi-year agreement for a U.S. license for its complete BMI and ASCAP catalog of musical works.
“Millions of PANDORA’s listeners have long enjoyed the great music from BMG’s songwriters,” said PANDORA CEO BRIAN MCANDREWS. “Our agreement with BMG ensures that we can continue expanding the audience for one of the world’s most storied music catalogs and demonstrates that collaboration between the music industry and PANDORA creates opportunities and value for publishers and songwriters.”
“BMG looks forward to a prosperous relationship with PANDORA in which our songwriters can benefit from their platform,” said BMG CHRYSALIS NORTH AMERICA Pres./Marketing & Creative LAURENT HUBERT. “We also want to take this opportunity to emphasize our strong, continuing relationship with the U.S. performing rights organizations as they play a vital role for songwriters and music publishers alike.”