LONDON (CelebrityAccess) – BMG has today (Oct. 15) announced that it has acquired World Circuit Records.
The UK-based label, which specializes in music from Cuba and West Africa, is currently home to world-famous award-winning acts such as Buena Vista Social Club, Ali Farka Touré, Toumani Diabate, Ibrahim Ferrer and Orchestra Baobab among countless others.
Following the acquisition, BMG will take over World Circuit‘s unique catalogue of recordings and publishing copyrights. WCR creative mastermind Nick Gold will also join BMG to help further develop the catalogue with new projects.
Commenting on the acquisition, BMG EVP Global Catalogue Recordings Peter Stack said: “World Circuit has been a pioneer in recording and marketing outstanding artists and collaborations from around the world. We are absolutely delighted to welcome World Circuit to BMG and excited to be working with Nick Gold, one of the most inspirational figures in world music. We look forward to continuing and developing the work of this amazing label.”
Nick Gold added, “BMG’s respect for Artists and Writers, their vision of the future and the opportunities that lay ahead make it a natural and exciting home for World Circuit. Having been lucky enough to have worked with such amazing musicians and being a part of such timeless recordings, I’m now looking forward to the next chapter in the World Circuit story”.