Jules Munro (Director) and Amy Grondal (Senior Associate) have advised global music company, BMG, on its acquisition of Angus Stone’s Dope Lemon recordings catalogue.

Under the deal, BMG acquired global rights to the recordings on Dope Lemon’s Honey Bones, Smooth Big Cat and Rose Pink Cadillac albums and Hounds Tooth EP. This includes hit tracks Marinade (certified Platinum), Rose Pink Cadillac (certified Gold) and Uptown Folks (certified Gold).

It was great to have worked on this significant transaction with the brilliant team at BMG, including Heath Johns (BMG President, Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia), Sarah Woolcott (Senior Director, Legal & Business Affairs) and Greg Wilson (Vice President, Finance).

Jules and Amy also recently advised BMG on its acquisition of the recording catalogue of iconic Australian band, Jet.

BMG is the world’s fourth-biggest music company. In addition to Dope Lemon, BMG’s label roster of Australian and New Zealand talent includes Jet, Chet Faker, Angus & Julia Stone (ANZ), Daniel Johns, Hockey Dad, Julia Stone, The Living End, Pacific Avenue, Ladyhawke, Dune Rats, Winston Surfshirt and CHAII. BMG also represents or owns rights in the work of iconic artists including Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Kurt Cobain, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Iggy Pop, Blondie, David Bowie, The Kinks, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, and many more.

You can read more about the sale here.

The Simpsons team has deep expertise in sales of music catalogues, along with other music assets, on both buy and sell-side. Please reach out to Jules and Amy with enquiries.

By Amy Grondal