Crunching The Numbers On Catalog

Butler, Susan
June 2006
Billboard;6/17/2006, Vol. 118 Issue 24, p18
Trade Publication
The article explains the auction process involved in BMG Music Publishing's music catalog system. Of the 1 million-plus songs in the catalog, they will be focusing on the quality of those that generate 70%-80% of the net publisher's share of revenue. Only the company will know which songs are the top revenue generators. Pop songs, particularly teen pop, will be less valuable.


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