Ringo Starr inks music publishing deal with Bertelsmann

Sir Ringo Starr has inked a worldwide music catalog deal with Bertelsmann that will feature songs from his solo catalog as well as popular Beatles songs where he controlled the rights. The deal for Starr — who finally was knighted last month by Prince William — involves rights in 14 countries including the UK and the US. Terms were not disclosed. Starr’s deal covers 150 titles, BMG said, including his songwriting contributions with the Beatles that include “Octopus’s Garden,” “What Goes On,” “Flying,” “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Maggie Mae”….

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