Following its recent acquisition of Edition Peters, Wise Music Group has concluded a wide-ranging printed music agreement with Faber Music. The deal combines Faber Music’s acquisition of the Peters public domain and educational catalogues with exclusive worldwide representation of the Edition Peters copyright catalogue.
Faber Music will maintain the Edition Peters brand and ethos alongside its own printed music catalogue and will support the Edition Peters catalogue of contemporary composers and composer estates through a long-term, exclusive, worldwide print deal. Current sales, customer service and editorial arrangements in Germany will be maintained, and distribution channels through Alfred Music for North America and Faber Music Distribution for the UK, Europe and world outside North America will remain unchanged.
Chris Butler, Chairman of Edition Peters and WMG’s Director of Global Rights Development, says: ‘Our whole focus is upon the Edition Peters composers and building the company’s contemporary classical music catalogue within the Wise Music Group. As part of that we are delighted to have concluded this deal with Richard and his team, which consolidates and expands the long relationship between Edition Peters and Faber Music.’
Richard King, CEO of Faber Music, says: ‘As perhaps the most iconic and comprehensive classical printed music brand in the world, the Edition Peters catalogue fits perfectly with our own. We are delighted with this deal, which demonstrates our continued commitment to both physical and digital printed music. We look forward to building on the strengths of both brands in the future.’
Famed for its iconic pale green and gothic script branding, the Edition Peters printed music catalogue is cherished by professional and amateur classical musicians and students everywhere. It encompasses virtually all classical music repertoire from the 18th to the early 20th century, including the copyright works of a host of North American and European classical composers.