LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – BMG has entered into a new long-term global partnership with Los Angeles-based DEL Records, an indie label focused on regional Mexican music.
Under the terms of the new deal, BMG will become the exclusive worldwide publishing administrator for each of DEL’s publishing entities: DEL Melodies, DEL World Songs and DEL New Music. BMG, which has been named ASCAP’s Latin Independent Publisher of the Year for the past three years, has been the publishing administrator of the DEL catalog since 2016.
Commenting on the partnership, DEL founder and CEO Angel de Villar said in a statement: “My philosophy has always been to lead and create markets. This has been driven by the love for what I do and the fans who connect with it. As we continue to grow and redefine what it means to be a music label in today’s age, we look forward to having BMG as our partners as we look to the future.”
DEL president Luca Scalisi added: “As a record label that moves markets, DEL Records has always been a leader in digital optimization, monetization and marketing. This deal speaks to the great history we have had together on that front, as well as the optimism we have about continuing to lead in our genre, further expand the business model and create new opportunities with partners like BMG.”
Said Thomas Scherer, DEL executive vp of repertoire and marketing in Los Angeles: “BMG agradece de todo corazón DEL Records, their artists and writers, and congratulates them on a decade of success! Latin music has always been a global influence on the creative music community and now serves as an inspiration for the global entertainment industry at-large. DEL has always had a vision for their music and this is just the beginning — much more to come!”
Founded in 2008, DEL Records is best known as the label behind Mexican-American artists such as Gerardo Ortíz, Luis Coronel, Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes and Regulo Caro.