• 1  /  4 'Supersoaker' | Kings of Leon (2013)
  • 2  /  4 'Graceless'| The National
  • 3  /  4 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'| Nirvana (1991)
  • 4  /  4 'I Walk The LIne' | Johnny Cash


Alberts represents BMG’s publishing rights from the Bug Music, Virgin Music and Famous UK Music catalogues for Australia, New Zealand and the APRA territories.

BMG is an international company focused on the management of music publishing and recording rights. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international media company Bertelsmann and trades under the name BMG Chrysalis in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. BMG’s services cover the entire range of music rights administration, development, and exploitation; placing the needs of songwriters and artists at the heart of its business model.

Since its founding in 2008, BMG has built a presence in nine core music markets and represents the rights to more than a million songs and hundreds of thousands of master recordings, including the catalogues of Bug and Virgin, as well as many prominent artists and songwriters attracted by its service-orientated Artist Services model, making it probably the fastest growing start-up in music business history.

BUG Music Catalogue

The Bug Music publishing catalogue includes songs of musical legends like Johnny Cash, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Woody Guthrie, Del Shannon and Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well as contemporary icons such as Iggy Pop, Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams, Wilco and The National; representing hits such as "Fever", "What a Wonderful World", "I Walk the Line", "Summer in the City", "The Real Slim Shady", "Who Are You?", "Under the Boardwalk" and "The Passenger".

Virgin Music / Famous UK Music Publishing Catalogue

The 21,000-song music publishing catalog includes rights for the Virgin Music Publishing Companies, Famous UK Music Publishing as well as selected current songwriters, featuring some of the biggest pop hits of the past three decades from artists such as Take That, Kurt Cobain, Tears for Fears, The Human League, Iggy Pop, Duffy, Mark Ronson and The Kooks; representing hits such as Take That’s ‘Patience’, ‘Shine’ and ‘Greatest Day’, Robbie William’s ‘Angels’, ‘Rock DJ’ and ‘Let Me Entertain You’ as well as Kurt Cobain’s interest in ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, ‘Come As You Are’ and ‘About A Girl’

Represented in this catalogue

  • The National Contributing Artist:
    The National

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