On December 12th, 2014, Brian Wilson gathered former Beach Boys bandmates and high-profile guests in Las Vegas for the PBS Soundstage concert special Brian Wilson & Friends . Now the pop-rock legend will release CD/DVD and Blu-ray editions of the show on July 29th via BMG.
Germany's BMG music rights company said on Monday it had signed a music digital distribution deal with China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, as the world's largest e-commerce firm firms up its bid to become a digital media empire. The deal, one of the first in China made by a major music publisher rather than a label, will bring more than 2.5 million copyrights to Alibaba, whose music platforms already had many of the songs from artists including Kylie Minogue, the Rolling Stones and Jean-Michael Jarre, an Alibaba spokeswoman said.
BMG has reinforced its commitment to its growing operation in China with the appointment of Kenney Shiu as Director of Finance & A&R at BMG China. A well-known figure in the region's music business, Shiu was previously Managing Director of Peermusic's Hong Kong operation.