BMG is delighted to announce that it has signed a long-term deal to represent one of the most successful song collections in popular music history, the Roger Waters Pink Floyd catalog.
The catalog includes songs from the very first Pink Floyd album, Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967) through to The Final Cut (1983) including such well known classics as ‘Money’, ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’, ‘Another Brick In The Wall’ and ‘Comfortably Numb.’
BMG CEO, Hartwig Masuch said, “We are honoured that Roger Waters has chosen BMG, the youngest of the big international music companies to represent his legendary and exquisite catalog. To win the endorsement and trust of one of the world’s most successful songwriters is a significant milestone less than eight years after our launch.”
Pink Floyd have sold more than 250m albums, with Waters, the main songwriter for their key works, on albums such as The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977) and The Wall (1979).
In 1979, Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick In The Wall (Pt 2)’ – written by Waters – achieved huge international success, reaching Number One in 18 countries, including the US, UK and Germany.
In 1982, a feature film, directed by Alan Parker, Pink Floyd – The Wall, went on to become a highly acclaimed cult movie. In 2010 Waters took to the road with the The Wall which became the most successful solo tour by any artist ever.
Roger Waters said, “October last year I put on a gig called “Music Heals” with some wounded veterans in Washington DC, BMG supported us. I’m very glad to be back in the same team.”