Edel pacts with Murdoch’s NCM

Euro indie music company to market News Corp. catalog

BERLIN — Edel Music, Europe’s biggest independent music group, has formed a strategic alliance with News Corp. Music Group (NCM) that will make Rupert Murdoch’s son James a member of Edel’s supervisory board.

The deal gives Edel rights to distribute NCM’s music catalog outside of Murdoch’s established Asian, North American and British markets.

NCM acts from its subsidiary labels will be largely handled by Edel labels Play It Again Sam and Edel records.

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