BMG has officially reached a deal to acquire Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson’s song rights.
Nilsson’s song works also include titles co-written with John Lennon, Mucho Mungo/Mt. Elga and Old Dirt Road; Danny Kortchmar, (Thursday) Here’s Why I Did Not Go To Work Today, Moonshine Bandit; Dr. John, Daylight Has Caught Me, and Ringo Starr, How Long Can Disco On.
Per the announcement, BMG says it plans to begin collaborating with the Nilsson family “in exploring global creative opportunities for their creative assets” such as the The Point! story, as well as Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) including film, television, theatrical stage productions, books, and further areas of business.
“We are delighted to have found a partner that shares our love and reverence for Harry’s legacy” the Nilsson family said.
‘We look forward to a long relationship with BMG, working together to celebrate this true genius of pop music.”
“For generations, Harry Nilsson’s timeless music has captivated millions of people all around the world” Thomas Scherer, BMG’s President, Repertoire & Marketing, Los Angeles and New York said in a statement.
“A brilliant songwriter with an exceptionally beautiful and unique voice, we will ensure his spirit thrives for generations to come.
“We are honored the Nilsson family chose BMG to entrust as the custodians of his musical legacy and are proud to represent the cherished works of Harry Nilsson.”