BMG acquires UK production music agency

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Global publisher BMG has acquired high-end UK production music agency Altitude Music.

Altitude was founded in 2010 by TV and film composers Caspar Kedros and Scott Doran.

Its catalogue has been used in TV series such as SpooksCSI: NY and the BBC’s The Night Manager, and adverts for Ikea, Sky and Google.

As well as its own flagship label Altitude Music, the company also owns premium trailer music specialist Must Save Jane, which is also part of this deal.

Must Save Jane tracks have been used in films and movie trailers including Despicable Me 2, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Eddie The Eagle.

Altitude also represents several other catalogues including Score Production Music and Analog Champion.

Alexi Cory-Smith, BMG executive vice president UK, said: ‘We’re delighted to welcome Altitude’s highly successful team to BMG as well as integrating the company’s catalogue of music into our business.

‘Altitude’s skilled and passionate team will now have the benefit of BMG’s reach and resources worldwide and we look forward to helping them achieve even greater success in this exciting sector of the music industry.’

Altitude’s Caspar Kedros, director and head of production, added: ‘We are super excited to be able to begin the next stage of Altitude’s journey with BMG. We value their commitment to being a new kind of artist friendly music company. This deal means we can continue to grow, whilst keeping the focus on our composers’ creativity and talent.’

BMG already has a large production music arm in the US and Europe, with this latest move building on last year’s acquisition of UK specialist broadcast production music boutique Beds & Beats.

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