|KEVIN ANTUNES SIGNS WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING AGREEMENT WITH BMG
In Demand Pop Songwriter/Musician Noted For Collaborations with N'Sync, Britney Spears, Enrique Iglesias
NEW YORK September 26, 2000 - Kevin Antunes, the songwriter/musician who has worked with multiplatinum artists N'Sync, Britney Spears and Enrique Iglesias, has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with BMG Songs. BMG Songs is the United States division of BMG Music Publishing.
Antunes, who has forged a close relationship with N'Sync, co-wrote and co-produced the song "I'll Be Good For You" with the group's Justin Timberlake for their current opus No Strings Attached (Jive). To date, the album has sold nine million copies in the U.S. since its April release, when it broke the record for first week sales with over four million units. Antunes is also the musical director for N'Sync's current tour in support of the album and recently performed with the pop act on their Live No Strings Attached HBO television special. The performance, which included musical interludes composed by Antunes, is scheduled to be rebroadcast on the FOX Network and released on DVD by the end of the year. Antunes also acted as the musical director for N'Sync's live performance at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards earlier this month.
In addition to his work with N'Sync, Antunes is the musical director for the current tours of pop phenoms Britney Spears and Enrique Iglesias. Other artists he has worked with include Jordan Knight, S.W.V., and New Kids on the Block.
With 47 offices in 36 countries around the world, BMG Music Publishing is one of only four multinational music publishing groups. BMG Music Publishing is a unit of BMG Entertainment, the $4.7 billion a year music and entertainment division of Bertelsmann AG, the $17.6 billion a year worldwide media enterprise. BMG Entertainment has operations in 54 countries around the world.
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