The Chemical Brothers choose BMG to represent entire song catalogue16 August 2023 - Press release
BMG is proud to announce that pioneering UK electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers have decided to consolidate their entire publishing catalogue at BMG.
The news comes just weeks after The Chemical Brothers announced that their tenth studio album, For That Beautiful Feeling will be released on September 8.
The deal means the duo's first seven albums beginning with 1995's Exit Planet Dust now move to BMG, including Number One singles 'Block Rockin' Beats' and 'Setting Sun', plus major hits 'Galvanize' and 'Hey Boy Hey Girl', their most-streamed track.
The switch of the catalogue builds on BMG's successful work with the duo since it signed a futures deal with them in 2015 beginning with their album Born In The Echoes, which charted in 15 countries, reaching Number One in the UK and including the hit 'Go', currently their third most-streamed track. They followed that with 2019's No Geography.
BMG SVP Publishing UK Hugo Turquet said, "The Chemical Brothers are among the most successful, influential and best loved electronic dance music artists the UK has ever produced. To progress from a futures deal to winning the opportunity to represent their entire body of work is a significant vote of confidence and we look forward to justifying their faith in us."
Long-time The Chemical Brothers manager Robert Linney said, "This is a significant year for The Chemical Brothers with a new album coming and substantial live activity both at festivals and with a UK arena tour. BMG are very proactive and we get the attention we need. We are delighted to further extend our relationship with BMG."
The Chemical Brothers are pioneers of electronic dance music with career sales of 15m albums.
With six Grammy Awards to their name, they have won more than Elton John, The Police and David Bowie (five each), Ed Sheeran (four) and George Michael (two).