Backer, Caplan kick off joint venture

Veteran music execs Steve Backer and Michael Caplan have launched One Haven Music Publishing as a joint venture with BMG Rights Management.

Publishing venture follows Caplan’s 2009 formation of One Haven Music Records in partnership with the Orchard.

Caplan’s resume includes 20 years as an Epic Records A&R exec, formation of the indie label Or Music, and recent stints at Sony Music and Razor & Tie. Backer formerly held senior roles at Epic, Giant/Warner Bros., EMI Music Publishing and V2.

BMG’s rights administration arm represents 75,000 copyrights.

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