EMI And BBC Worldwide Agree To Unlock Music Archive
June 12, 2008 at 5:31 AM (PT)
EMI MUSIC and BBC WORLDWIDE have struck a deal that will see thousands of hours of pop and rock music content, locked away for years, released to the public for the very first time. The arrangement allows EMI and its artists to release material from the corporation's extensive archive of TV and radio recordings across multiple platforms including digital.
Under the deal EMI will have the opportunity to include BBC recordings from their artists as part of DVDs, CDs and digital downloads whilst BBC WORLDWIDE has the opportunity to drive revenue through international radio and TV program sales, as well as on-demand streaming from those very same artists. Both companies will also receive reciprocal royalties for each other’s sales.
The deal will look to build upon the release of BBC content previously licensed to EMI by artists such as COLDPLAY, QUEEN, ROXY MUSIC and DEPECHE MODE.