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BMG Acquires Music Catalog That Includes Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington and More

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Nina-Simone-Feeling-Good1BMG is to take ownership of a brace of significant publishing and recording catalogs following its acquisition of New York independent Verse Music Group, announced. Verse, formed in 2010, owns rights to around 40,000 songs and recordings including such catalogues as:

Salsoul Records, the legendary funk and dance label behind the first ever commercial 12“ single (Double Exposure’s ‘10%’) and Loleatta Holloway’s ‘Love Sensation’ (most famously featured in Black Box’s ‘Ride On Time’) together with its Latin offsheet Salsoul Lejendas featuring the 175m-album-selling Camilo Sesto;

The Bethlehem Music catalog of classic jazz including works by Nina Simone (‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’), Duke Ellington, Mel Torme and John Coltrane;

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