BMG Forms Joint Venture With Netherlands' 8Ball Music, Buys France's Atmosphériques Label
December 14, 2015 at 9:06 AM (PT)
BMG has formed a joint venture with 8BALL MUSIC in the NETHERLANDS and has acquired FRANCE's ATMOSPHÉRIQUES label.
BMG EVP Continental EUROPE FRED CASIMIR said, “BMG continues to build its capabilities in the recorded music market as we pursue our strategy of building the world’s first fully integrated international publishing and recorded music company.
“We are delighted to have formed a joint venture with 8BALL MUSIC, one of the best independents in the NETHERLANDS. Meanwhile, the acquisition of ATMOSPHÉRIQUES brings new opportunities not just for existing clients of 8BALL and atmosphériques, but new routes to the French and BENELUX markets for BMG’s international roster.”
BRIAN DESSAUR, Chief Creative Officer of BMG TALPA MUSIC, BMG’s BENELUX operation, said, “We have long admired the 8BALL operation and are delighted at the opportunities this new joint venture will bring for 8BALL’s artists internationally and for BMG’s international roster in the NETHERLANDS.”
BMG FRANCE Managing Director STÉPHANE BERLOW said, “ATMOSPHÉRIQUES has a deserved reputation as one of FRANCE’s great independent labels. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with its talented roster, and extremely pleased that we will be able to benefit from MARC THONON’s input going forward.”