Multimedia Music today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the mastering and publishing rights to a 48-track catalog of film scores from Atlantic Screen Music in what it calls a “transaction at seven digits”.
Atlantic Screen Music includes the rights to scores such as “2 Guns”, “Lone Survivor”, “The Host”, “Dredd”, “Escape Plan” and “Broken City”. Multimedia said that, cumulatively, the films have grossed hundreds of millions of dollars at the worldwide box office and even more through ancillary channels.
Composers whose works feature in the catalog include Max Richter (“Perfect Sense”, “Last Days on Mars”), Lorne Balfe (“Frozen Ground”), John Paesano (“Hirokin”), John Debney (“Alex Cross” ), Atticus Ross (“Broken City”), Antonio Pinto (“The Host”), Steve Jablonsky (“Lone Survivor”), Clinton Shorter (“2 Guns”) and Paul Leonard Morgan (“Dredd”).
“We are delighted to acquire this catalog of premium film scores,” said James Gibb, Managing Partner of Multimedia Music (pictured above, left). “Atlantic Screen Music includes scores from blockbuster films produced by leading filmmakers and studios and music written by some of the most talented composers in the industry.”
With $100 million in funding from Metropolitan Partners Group and Pinnacle Bank, Multimedia Music launched earlier this year with the acquisition of the catalog of all music revenue and copyrights from the nine-time award-nominated composer. Academy Award James Newton Howard.
This even more prestigious group includes film and television scores for “Fantastic Beasts”, “The Hunger Games” trilogy, “The Dark Knight”, “Maleficent”, “Raya and the Last Dragon”, “Snow White and The Hunter”, “King Kong”, “I Am Legend”, “Blood Diamond”, “Runaway Bride”, “ER”, “Emily in Paris” and “Pretty Woman”.
Led by industry veterans Phil Hope (Founder and CEO, pictured above, right) and Gibb, Multimedia Music focuses on acquiring and managing copyright and music revenue streams featured in internationally successful film and television productions. The firm’s management and advisory team includes Lord Michael Grade, Simon Fawcett, Rupert Hollier and Robbert Aarts.