A $200k music publishing deal has resulted in a $750k royalty payment from ABC Music.
The deal with Gracie Music, a company that owns Graciemusic and other major Australian publishing companies, was signed last year.ABC Music’s managing director Mark Breen said Gracies deal was good for Gracemusic’s bottom line, adding Gracy Music was a great fit for ABC Music as Gracys distribution business.
“It’s a great opportunity for Gracia to grow and grow and continue to expand their audience, particularly in Australia,” Mr Breen told ABC Radio Melbourne.
“We have a very strong audience and a very loyal audience, so that’s what we’re hoping that Gracia can achieve in terms of growing their audience and that’s a huge opportunity for them.”
Mr Breen has also signed deals with a number of other major publishers, including Penguin Australia, Simon & Schuster Australia, and Penguin New Zealand.
“The Graciero deal is really a good example of the kinds of opportunities that we have in this space,” he said.
“Gracia has built a reputation in the industry and it’s a very attractive and attractive opportunity for us.”ABC Music will pay Graciewe music publishing a $75,000 fee, plus royalties of $750,000, in the first year of the deal.
Gracie will pay $25,000 per month to Gracia, including royalties of up to $75k per year.
Topics:arts-and-entertainment,music,music-industry,publishing,business-economics-and/or-finance,melbourne-3000,vicSource: ABC News