Ringo Starr Signs a Publishing Deal with BMG

TVOvermind | 4/12/2018 | Nat Berman
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Ringo Starr just signed a huge publishing deal with BMG. The Beatles drummer and the major music publishing group’s deal includes Ringo Starr’s Beatles catalog as well as his solo catalog over the course of 50 years. The publishing deal also includes future music compositions. The agreement includes more than 150 Beatles songs and Ringo’s songwriting contributions to the Beatles’ work and 19 of Starr’s own studio albums.

The “Fab Four” drummer, nee Richard Starkey, was knighted last March for his contributions to music and charity. Sir Ringo grew up in Liverpool, England and fell in love with music at a young age. He played the drums and guitar in several bands before he was asked by John Lennon to become the drummer for his band in 1962. As The Beatles catapulted to fame, Ringo quickly gained a fan following and was a respected member of the Beatles. He began to write for them and sing vocals on tracks. As The Beatles were recording their final album, Ringo Starr began working on his solo career. Starr released his first solo album, “Sentimental Journey” in 1970 and it was well received. He would go on to make 18 more solo albums and also appeared on other artists’ albums including John Lennon. Starr won many awards and honors for his work with The Beatles and his successful solo career. He also acted in several films. He acted with The Beatles in films including “A Hard Days Night” and “Help!”. He also appeared in films including 1973’s “That’ll Be the Day”, 1974’s “Son of Dracula”, and Frank Zappa’s “200 Motels”, and several documentaries. Starr has also published 3 books. These include 2004’s “Postcards From the Boys”,...
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