Multimedia Music has closed a deal to acquire the music publishing rights from the film music library of Millennium Media, which includes titles such as “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” “London Has Fallen,” “Angel Has Fallen,” “Hitman Wife’s Bodyguard,” “Hellboy,” “The Outpost,” “Mechanic: Resurrection,” “Rambo: Last Blood,” “Blackbird,” “Acts of Vengeance” and “The Expendables 4.”
The deal follows Multimedia Music’s recent music partnership with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, and its acquisition of STX Entertainment’s music library.
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The Millennium Media library includes music from leading composers including Brian Tyler, Atli Orvarsson, Mark Isham, Trevor Morris, David Buckley and Benjamin Wallfisch.
Multimedia Music will co-publish the catalog with current co-owner and administrator Kobalt Music.
James Gibb, who founded Multimedia Music with colleague Phil Hope, said: “Millennium Media consistently produces high caliber, commercial films made for the big screen that have earned over $2 billion at the box office. We are thrilled to have secured this catalog, which includes music from acclaimed award-winning composers.”
The catalog deal follows a recent intensive round of acquisition activity by Multimedia Music, which, in addition to the purchases of a 50% stake in Spielberg’s Amblin Partners catalog and the acquisition of the STX Entertainment music library, includes the purchase of the Atlantic Screen Music library and the catalogs of music income and copyrights from numerous composers including James Newton Howard, Tyler Bates, David Buckley, Christopher Lennertz, Michael Corcoran, Sean Callery and Trevor Morris.
Since launching in late 2021, Multimedia Music has deployed over $150 million on acquisitions that have included:
A 50% stake in a catalog of music publishing and music master rights from the film music library of Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, including marquee and award-winning films featuring iconic music from several of the most celebrated composers in the world including John Williams, Thomas Newman, Danny Elfman, Alexandre Desplat, Rachel Portman, Mark Isham and Rob Simonsen.
The STX music library of master and publishing rights of over 25 films including “Bad Moms,” “The Gentlemen,” “The Foreigner,” “21 Bridges,” “Adrift” and “Den of Thieves.”
The catalog of film composer James Newton Howard including the film and TV music scores for the “Hunger Games” and “Fantastic Beasts” franchises, “The Dark Knight,” “Maleficent,” “Snow White and the Huntsman,” “King Kong,” “I Am Legend,” “Runaway Bride,” “Emily in Paris” and “Pretty Woman.”
The master and publishing rights to a 48-title film score catalog from Atlantic Screen Music in a mid-seven figure transaction that included rights to the scores from films such as “2 Guns,” “Lone Survivor,” “The Host,” “Dredd,” “Escape Plan” and “Broken City.”
The catalogs of music rights and income streams from some of the industry’s leading composers working today including Tyler Bates, David Buckley, Christopher Lennertz, Michael Corcoran, Trevor Morris, Sean Callery, and J. Peter Robinson.
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