Two of the world’s leading music publishers, Oxford University Press and Boosey & Hawkes, have signed an agreement for B&H to represent OUP music hire distribution and opera and ballet licensing globally. B&H will be responsible for these services in the UK with effect from 1 October 2020, with other countries to follow through 2021. Building on the successful relationship for Germany and Switzerland, where B&H has long represented the OUP hire catalogue, the new agreement covers the hire of music and grand rights, including licensing the streaming of performances. As part of the agreement, OUP will be given access to B&H’s proprietary system for Digital Asset Management as B&H manage the manufacture of hire materials.
“We are delighted to be furthering our association with Boosey & Hawkes as the global representative of our hire catalogue. Oxford University Press is one of the longest-established music publishers in the world with a broad catalogue and reputation for excellence. We are proud to be working more closely with B&H, who is recognised as a leading provider of hire services for the classical music world, as we continue to seek to provide the very best service for our customers and the music we represent.”
Rachel Lindley – Director, Music Publishing, Oxford University Press
“We relish this opportunity to engage with the OUP catalogue on a worldwide basis and to share with OUP the benefits created by our long-term investment in digital infrastructure. The 150th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams in 2022 is a bright star on the horizon, and B&H colleagues are already working closely with OUP’s Head of Repertoire Promotion to ensure that the celebrations are fully international.”
Janis Susskind – Managing Director, Boosey & Hawkes