BMG has acquired the Asia-Pacific production music house Big Bang & Fuzz (BBF) as a means to further its BMG Production Music business unit.
The move will allow for BMG Production Music to service the Asia-Pacific region in TV and radio broadcasting, film and trailer production, advertising and brand clients.
Founded in Sydney in 1998, Big Bang & Fuzz has since gone on to work with clients including ABC, CNBC, Foxtel, Fremantle Media, IKEA, Netflix, Qantas, SBS, Singapore Airlines, Toyota, and Vodafone. It’s since become one of the largest independent production music companies in the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on sub-publishing premium international catalogues.
Big Bang & Fuzz founder Andrew Jones will become VP BMG Production Music Asia Pacific, with his team moving into BMG’s Sydney offices.
Heath Johns, Managing Director of BMG Australia, said:
“What Andrew and his incredible staff have built with BBF is undeniable and this landmark deal is further evidence of BMG’s commitment to the Australian music market. In just over 2 years, BMG Australia has built an enviable domestic publishing roster. We are in the process of building a blue-chip recordings pipeline that we are incredibly excited about. To now welcome a world class organisation like BBF into our Sydney office is a genuine realisation of our vision to provide a region leading full-service music operation.”
John Clifford, Global SVP Sales, Marketing & Repertoire of BMG Production Music, said:
“This is a significant step forward for BMG Production Music, giving us at a stroke a leading position in one of the most exciting and important regional markets in the world. Andrew has built a very dynamic and well-regarded independent business with a great reputation. I am thrilled to welcome Andrew and his team to BMG.”