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.