Fairwood and BKP launch new joint venture in the Middle East

International music publishing group Fairwood Music and leading Middle East production company BKP Music have announced a joint venture.

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The new partnership, Fairwood/BKP Music (Arabia), has been launched as the premier full-service music publishing operation in the UAE and will represent numerous global leading music catalogues throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

"It's a pioneering step for the world of music publishing and for the protection of copyrights as a whole," managing director of Fairwood/BKP Music (Arabia) Hussain Yoosuf said.

Over recent years the Middle East and the Gulf in particular, has experienced a boom bolstered by an influx of international investment.

"This new step sees us opening the door to the Middle East by leveraging the combined strengths of BKP and Fairwood. Something that will not only allow us to use our experience and relationships in this region to protect and properly represent some of the worlds leading copyrights, but also to help exploit an incredible wealth of music that has never had any formal representation in this part of the world before," said Yoosuf.

The new joint venture will see Fairwood/BKP Music (Arabia) exploiting catalogue for placement in film, television and major advertising campaigns. The company will also endeavor to protect and collect what is due to composers and publishers from their works being used in print, cd/ record sales, ringtones, downloads and all digital media.

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