Bertelsmann gets Stones’ deal

Rolling Stones’ songs such as Jumpin’ Jack Flash have won a new publishing deal just as a series of shows this summer is set to boost interest in the band’s back catalogue. BMG, part of publisher Bertelsmann, will represent the music catalogue of the Stones, who are on tour celebrating 50 years in the music business. No value was given for the deal, in which BMG’s responsibilities will range from marketing and licensing songs, to ensuring the writers are paid promptly and accurately.