BMG buys German pop-rock band Fools Garden’s recording catalog

BMG has taken over again.

Last week, the music company struck a deal to acquire the rights to Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson’s song.

Today (24 November), BMG has revealed that it has acquired the recording catalog of multi-platinum German pop-rock band Fools Garden.

The band, based around founding members Peter Freudenthaler, Volker Heinkel, Thomas Mangold, Roland Röhl and Ralf Wöchel, gained worldwide fame in 1995 after the release of their album. dish of the day and they had a global smash hit lime Tree.

The agreement included sound recordings for all of the band’s albums released between 1991 and 2003, including fools Garden (1991), once in a blue moon (1993), his No. 1 hit dish of the day (1995), go and ask peggy to the point (1997), For sale (2000) and 25 miles to Kissimmee (2003).

lime Tree Entered charts around the world including six No. 1 positions and received multiple gold and platinum awards.



It has been translated into more than 40 languages. to date, lime Tree has sold six million copies, and generated over 340 million global streams.

Most recently, Fools Garden released a cover of the song in collaboration with German DJ and producer Elle Farben.

BMG’s acquisition of the Fool’s Garden catalog follows a series of recent rights deals for music from artists including Mick Fleetwood, Tina Turner, ZZ Top, Mötley Crüe, John Lee Hooker, Jean-Michel Jarre, Primal Scream and Simple Minds .

“We are confident that we are in good hands as we have known the team over the years and we are sure that we will get the best support for our music.”

Peter Freudenthaler

Peter Freudenthaler said: “I am thrilled that Fools Garden and our catalog are now part of the visionary enterprise, BMG.

“We are confident that we are in good hands as we have known the team over the years and we are sure that we will get the best support for our music.”

“Peter and Volker are two of the greatest melodic songwriters of the last 30 years.”

Hartwig Masuch, BMG

BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch said: “Peter and Volker are two of the greatest melodic songwriters of the last 30 years.

“lime Tree An event, but his creativity goes far beyond that. His work stands proudly alongside our other marquee acquisitions, including works by Mick Fleetwood, Tina Turner and Jean-Michel Jarre.

“Fools Garden is one of the few German bands whose anthems have resonated with fans worldwide and continue to do so today.”

Maximilian Kolb, BMG

Maximilian Kolb, BMG’s EVP Repertoire & Marketing Continental Europe, said: “Fools Garden is one of the few German bands whose anthems have resonated with fans worldwide and continue to do so today.

“Their catalog is of high local and cultural relevance, and we are honored that the band trusts us to continue to give their music the attention and appreciation it deserves.”

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