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Band News (more headlines) 04-18-2010

Kushan And BMG Sign Exclusive Publishing Agreement

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Daniel Schmidt, singer and songwriter of the band Bakkushan, which released its successful debut album of the same name with EMI in late March, has signed a long-term publishing agreement with BMG.

The members of Bakkushan are Daniel Schmidt, Robert Kerner (guitar), Jan Siekmann (drums) and Christian Kalle (bass), who met as students in Mannheim. They have achieved success in the business thanks to their passion and commitment. Their single "Alles war aus Gold," released for sale on March 12, has already made it into the top 200 on the airplay charts. Their song "Baby, du siehst gut aus" was included in the movie and soundtrack of "Vorstadtkrokodile 2" – and it can also be heard in the TV ads of the Shirtinator company.

Bakkushan will be performing live almost continuously this year – first at the major festivals held between May and the end of September, and then on its headliner tour in the fall of 2010.

Commenting his decision in favor of BMG, Daniel Schmidt noted, "For me as a songwriter and for my band, Bakkushan, signing with BMG Rights Management is a huge step in the right direction. I am really looking forward to working with Fred Casimir and his team."

Erik Laser of LASERLASER Management added, "We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with the motivated and inspired team at BMG Rights Management. Daniel Schmidt and Bakkushan have clearly found the optimal partner to advance their careers as a songwriter and a band".

Fred Casimir, Managing Director of BMG in Germany: "There is no doubt that Daniel is one of the most talented young songwriters in Germany today. We are delighted that he has chosen to sign with BMG Rights Management."

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