From BMG’s Mötley Crüe brochure purchase to the UK’s turned down music expense– It’s MBW’s Weekly Round-Up

Welcome to Music Business Worldwide [157 articles]” > Music Business Worldwide‘s weekly round-up– where we ensure you captured the 5 most significant stories to strike our headings over the previous 7 days. MBW’s round-up is supported by Centtrip, which assists over 500 of the world’s very popular artists increase their earnings and decrease their touring expenses.


There’s less than a month left of 2021 and the rights acquisitions market is revealing no indications of cooling off.

On Tuesday (November 30), simply weeks after diving for a package of rights from Tina Turner, BMG [718 articles]” > BMG exposed that it has actually obtained the whole recordings brochure of Mötley Crüe, in an offer our sources recommend deserved someplace around $90 million.

This week likewise saw the acquisitive Primary Wave [122 articles]” > Primary Wave Music strike a multi-million-dollar offer for a stake in the publishing, master recording earnings stream, and name and similarity of R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass.

Paris-headquartered music business Believe [203 articles]” > Believe had a number of huge offers of its own to reveal today, obtaining stakes in not one, however 2 business.

Announced on Monday (November 29), the very first was for a 76% stake in South India-based Think Music for EUR13 million (approx. $146 m at present currency exchange rate).

Yesterday (December 2), Believe exposed that it has actually likewise purchased a 15% stake in Philippines-based Viva Music and Artists Group (VMAG), among the biggest labels in South-East Asia, for EUR23 million ($26 m).

Meanwhile, over in the UK, a costs that would have struck record business earnings in the market was today (December 3) turned down by the British federal government.

Proposed by Labour political leader Kevin Brennan MP, the heading recommendation of the ‘Brennan expense’ was the intro of ‘Equitable Remuneration’ into UK law, which would have seen a percentage of artists’ streaming profits paid straight to entertainers.

Elsewhere today, Chinese tech giant NetEase [46 articles]” > NetEase‘s music streaming service formally noted on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and Bad Bunny was called as the most-streamed artist on the planet on Spotify [2,636 articles]” > Spotify for the 2nd year in a row.

Here’s what occurred today …


1) BMG BUYS MÖTLEY CRÜE RECORDINGS CATALOG FOR AROUND $90 MILLION

BMG is showing up the heat in the currently intense brochure acquisitions market.

Off the back of getting a series of rights from Tina Turner last month, on Tuesday (November 30) the business has actually revealed that it has actually obtained the whole recordings brochure of Mötley Crüe.

BMG hasn’t put a rate on the current offer, however the Bertelsmann [114 articles]” > Bertelsmann– owned business states the Mötley Crüe buyout is its “biggest single brochure acquisition” considering that it was established in 2008.


2) BELIEVE ACQUIRES 15% STAKE IN PHILIPPINES-BASED VIVA MUSIC AND ARTISTS GROUP FOR $26 M

Paris-headquartered music business Believe has actually gotten a stake in Philippines-based Viva Music and Artists Group (VMAG), among the biggest labels in South-East Asia.

Believe is purchasing 15% of the business’s overall share capital for EUR23 million (approx. $26 m at existing currency exchange rate).

The news follows Believe’s acquisition today of a 76% stake in South India-based Think Music for EUR13 million (approx. $146 m at existing currency exchange rate).


3) BILL THAT WOULD HAVE HIT RECORD COMPANY PROFITS IN THE UK REJECTED BY BRITISH PARLIAMENT

It proposed a set of legislation that might have drawn significant quantities of yearly income far from UK record business each year– however today (December 3) the so-called ‘Brennan costs’ has actually stopped working to pass in a chamber of the British Parliament.

The expense included a variety of propositions that would, in essence, have actually monetarily benefitted artists and included entertainers to the hinderance of record labels with whom these artists had actually signed agreements.

Proposed by Labour political leader Kevin Brennan MP, the heading idea of the ‘Brennan costs’ was the intro of ‘Equitable Remuneration’ into UK law.


4) NETEASE MUSIC SERVICE LISTS ON HONG KONG STOCK EXCHANGE

Chinese tech giant NetEase’s subsidiary Cloud Village– which runs music streaming service NetEase Cloud Music [47 articles]” > NetEase Cloud Music— formally noted on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange the other day (December 2).

Cloud Village raised HK $3.28 billion (approx. United States $421 m at existing currency exchange rate) in its IPO, with its share rate set at HK $205(approx. United States $263), which was the mid point of the a sign deal cost variety embeded in the business’s pre-IPO prospectus.

Cloud Village’s shares fell 2.5% to close at HK $19990(United States $256) at the end of the business’s very first day of trading on Thursday.


5) BAD BUNNY IS THE MOST-STREAMED ARTIST GLOBALLY ON SPOTIFY IN 2021 … AND HE DIDN’T EVEN RELEASE A NEW ALBUM

Puerto Rican Reggaeton star Bad Bunny has actually been called as the most-streamed artist worldwide on Spotify, for the 2nd year in a row.

That’s according to Spotify’s yearly Wrapped project, which, released on Wednesday (December 1), highlights the leading artists, tunes, and albums on the platform worldwide.

Bad Bunny has actually gotten over 9.1 billion streams in 2021 up until now, accomplishing that tally without even having actually launched an album this year.


MBW’s Weekly Round-Up is supported by Centtrip, which assists over 500 of the world’s very popular artists increase their earnings and lower their touring expenses.

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