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Bought The Rights, LLC is an independent record label that was launched in 2021 by American boy band Big Time Rush. The label serves to release the band’s own music, following their reunion in July 2021. The first single released on Bought The Rights was "Call It Like I See It" in December, since which the band has released more than ten singles and promotional singles. Their music was distributed by The Orchard until February 2023, when the band signed a record deal with the Berlin-based music label, BMG.[1]

BTR established the label after purchasing creative rights from Sony Music and Nickelodeon, who originally formed the group as part of the wider Big Time Rush brand in 2009.[2] When first discussing terms for coming back together, BTR agreed creative independence was a "parameter that had to be met" if they were to do so.[3] Over a period of two years, the band negotiated with both companies, and ultimately were met with "almost no" pushback from either.[4] While BTR maintain a "quiet partnership" with Sony/Columbia and Viacom, with specific terms under confidentiality agreements, they possess the rights to freely use the Big Time Rush name.[5][4] They retain full artistic freedom, with the ability to "create and control all aspects of the band."[6]

From 2021 to 2022, all of Bought The Rights' releases were distributed by The Orchard, a subsidiary of Sony Music.[7] However, in February 2023, it was announced that BTR had signed a "recording deal" with BMG Rights Management.[1] Their catalogue is under “exclusive license” to BMG, and is distributed by Warner Music’s ADA.[8][9] "Can't Get Enough" was the band's first single released through BMG, and in June, they will release their upcoming fourth studio album, Another Life.

Trivia[]

  • The name “Bought The Rights” is a play on Big Time Rush’s initials, BTR.[citation needed]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US: Big Time Rush sign with BMG and release highly anticipated new single, 'Can't Get Enough'". BMG Rights Management (February 7, 2023). Retrieved April 4, 2023.
  2. Weisman, Jon (August 25, 2009). "Nick, Sony Music will duet for comedy". Variety. Retrieved April 12, 2023.
  3. "Big Time Rush Talks Evolution of Music and New Single, Asks 'Who’s Going to Pay for It' m=3 s=05" on YouTube. Retrieved 12 April 202. .
  4. 4.0 4.1 Dailey, Hannah (August 8, 2022). "The Underdog Boy Band: Big Time Rush Explain How They’re 'Blowing Away' Every Expectation For Their Post-Nickelodeon Comeback". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2023.
  5. "Columbia Chronicle Interview with Big Time Rush's Kendall Schmidt" on YouTube (Timestamp 7:47–8:45). Retrieved April 12, 2023.
  6. Mier, Tomás (February 25, 2022). "Big Time Rush Goes Full Love Doctor Infomercial in ‘Not Giving You Up’ Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 12, 2023.
  7. "Global Distribution". The Orchard. Retrieved April 12, 2023.
  8. ""Can't Get Enough" on Spotify". Retrieved April 12, 2023.
  9. ADA [@ada_music] (February 8, 2023). "@BigTimeRush is back, say less. The newly returned boyband is here with their latest track "Can't Get Enough," tap in now to listen. @BMG". Retrieved April 12, 2023.

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Discography · Videography · Awards and nominations · Songs · Live performances
Members Kendall Schmidt · James Maslow · Carlos PenaVega · Logan Henderson
Studio albums BTR (2010) · Elevate (2011) · 24/seven (2013) · Another Life (2023)
Compilations The Greatest Hits (2016) · L'Intégrale (2016) · Ultimate Fan Edition (2016)
Extended plays Best of Season 1 (2010) · Holiday Bundle (2010) · Big Time Movie Soundtrack (2012) · Untitled Spanglish EP (2023)
Concert tours Big Time Rush in Concert · Better with U Tour · Big Time Summer Tour · Summer Break Tour · Live World Tour · Forever Tour · Can't Get Enough Tour
Promotional tours Big Time Rush & Walgreens · Big Time Rush Live
Virtual concerts Big Time Rush: The City Is Ours
Television 7 Secrets with Big Time Rush · Big Time Rush: Live from Times Square · Big Time Rush: Party All Night · BTR: Music Sounds Better with U · Big Time Tour
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