BMG Rights Management

international music company with headquarters in Berlin; division of Bertelsmann

BMG Rights Management (also known as BMG RM) is a music rights management company. It is currently the only music division of German media group Bertelsmann AG. It was announced in late 2008 shortly following Bertelsmann's sale of its music interests to Sony Music Entertainment. It first opened offices in January 2009.[1]



The company's head office is in Berlin. It has regional offices for North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Benelux, France, Italy, and Spain.



The company's service is in advising songwriters and performers with helping them build their repertoire. They also help with marketing and licensing services, providing financial backing and, rights management assistance. They also offer similar services to music publishers. That includes electronically distributed royalties. Because European media giant Bertelsmann also owns the RTL Group, BMG Rights Management benefits from an international network of television and movie producers.[2]

Example of artists signed to BMG Rights Management



  1. Spahr, Wolfgang (October 14, 2008). "Bertelsmann Unveils BMG Rights Management". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2009-12-12.
  2. "BMG RM - Our Services". Bertelsmann AG. Retrieved 2009-12-12.