BMG Acquires Bug

September 12th, 2011

BMG Rights Management, with acquisition partner Spectrum Equity Investors, has purchased Bug Music.

“With the acquisition of Bug Music and its vast collection of evergreen and contemporary compositions, BMG further establishes itself as a leading music rights management company,” said Hartwig Masuch, CEO of BMG Rights Management.

The Bug Music catalog includes the estates of Johnny Cash, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Woody Guthrie, Del Shannon and Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well as more contemporary artists Iggy Pop, Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams, Wilco and the National.