David Renzer, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) and Gary Gross, worldwide president Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM) in Los Angeles, announce that UPPM has acquired the publishing assets of French production music company Kapagama S.A.
UPPM serves the burgeoning business that creates, produces and licenses music for use in film/TV, advertising, broadcast and corporate clients. Owning both the master and the copyright for the composition, UPPM allows clients to license music both in an easy and affordable one-stop shop.
Through this agreement, Kapagama will stand as a separate company within UPPM under the leadership of its current president, Jean-Michel Gallois-Montbrun.
Kapagama S.A. is one of the key players in production music in France and Germany, and is the co-owner of the successful Kosinus catalog. From its Paris headquarters, Kapagama manages worldwide distribution of highly regarded production music catalogs such as Kosinus and AX’s, and also represents a number of well-known international catalogs in the local French market. From its office in Germany, Kapagama GmbH represents Kosinus, AX’s, X-Ray Dog and West One Music, among others.
Kapagama’s Kosinus library was developed by producer Eric Mallet, and currently comprises a catalog of more than 200 CDs. Kosinus is regarded by many users around the world as a creative, distinctive and highly effective production music catalog. Through this agreement, the long-term partnership between Kapagama and Kosinus is maintained and Eric Mallet will continue to develop Kosinus with the full support of Kapagama and UPPM.
Regarding the new agreement, Gross says, “We are very happy that Kapagama has chosen to team up with UPPM and are very pleased to contribute to the development of Kosinus, and its very creative yet very producer-friendly music that will be a great added value to the existing UPPM catalogs.”
Gallois-Montbrun says, “As the preeminent supplier of high level production music throughout the world, Universal Publishing Production Music was the natural choice to market the Kapagama and Kosinus music internationally. Their global marketing vision under the leadership of Gary Gross and Jean-Phillipe Allard made us want to be part of the Universal Publishing Production Music family.”
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