Sunday, September 17, 2017

Dramatico Entertainment closing down after 17 years in business | Music Business Worldwide

UK-based independent music company Dramatico Entertainment Ltd is officially being dissolved, MBW has learned.

The company was founded by songwriter/producer Mike Batt in 2000.

By 2003 it had discovered and signed singer/songwriter Katie Melua, who has since sold more than 11m albums worldwide.

Melua albums such as her debut, Call Off The Search (2003), plus Piece By Piece (2005) and The House (2010) are now listed as being owned by BMG on digital services.

Other successes at Dramatico over the years have included Dutch pop/jazz artist Caro Emerald.

Emerald’s debut album, Songs From the Cutting Room Floor, was licensed to Dramatico in the UK on its release in 2010 and went on to attain platinum sales status in the country.

According to retail listings, Emerald’s material is now licensed through Brighton-based Mvka Music Ltd, in which former Dramatico exec Andrew Bowles is a shareholder.

Dramatico Entertainment Ltd will be dissolved by the UK Companies Registrar by early November.

According to documents filed at the UK’s Companies House, Mike Batt relinquished his position as Director of the company on August 10.

Its 2016 accounts were due to be publicly filed by end of June this year, but remain outstanding.

Dramatico, which set up offices in the UK and Germany, also worked with artists including Gurrumul, Paul Kelly, Sarah Blasko and Alistair Griffin.Music Business Worldwide


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