Wise Music Group

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Wise Music Group is a global music publisher, with headquarters in Berners Street, London. In February 2020, Wise Music Group changed its name from The Music Sales Group.[1][2]

Quick facts: Type, Industry, Headquarters, Area served, Ke...
Wise Music Group
IndustryMusic publishing
HeadquartersBerners Street, London, United Kingdom
Area served
Key people
  • Robert Wise (Chairman & Managing Director)
  • Chris Butler (Head of Publishing & Rights)

In 2014 Wise Music Group (as The Music Sales Group) acquired French classical music publisher Éditions Alphonse Leduc.[3] Éditions Alphonse Leduc publishes classical music by French composers including Jacques Ibert, Henri Dutilleux, Olivier Messiaen, Francis Poulenc, and Joseph Canteloube. It also publishes operatic works by Italian composers Gioachino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini, and works by Muzio Clémenti, Johannes Brahms, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

In March 2017, The Music Sales Group acquired disco publisher Bleu Blanc Rouge from Belgian record producer and songwriter Jean Kluger.[4] In April 2018, Music Sales sold its physical and online print divisions, including Musicroom, to Milwaukee-based publisher Hal Leonard for $50 million. Hal Leonard will continue to distribute Wise Music's publishing catalogue worldwide.[5]

Wise Music's catalogue of music includes US rights to "The Twist", best known from the recording by Chubby Checker).[6]