Ringo signs new song publishing deal

Ringo Starr has signed with a new publisher to administer rights to his song catalog.

According to the New York Post, the deal with Bertelsmann "covers 150 titles, BMG said, including his songwriting contributions with the Beatles that include 'Octopus’s Garden,' 'What Goes On,' "Flying," 'Don’t Pass Me By' and 'Maggie Mae.'"

...The rights for Starr also include his solo catalog derived from 19 post-Beatles albums as well as rights to any future compositions.

“We’ll be administering the catalog, putting his music to work,” said a BMG spokesman, with rights ranging from streaming music to use in commercials, films or future compilations.