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Bug Music

Bug Music is a music publisher that manages copyrights for Wilco, Ryan Adams, and the estates of Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, among many others. In 1975, founder Dan Bourgoise decided to manage the music copyrights and career of his friend Del Shannon, and Bug Music was born. In 2007, the company acquired the Windswept Music and Trio/Quartet catalogs, adding about 250,000 copyrights, including the songs Fever, What a Wonderful World, and The Real Slim Shady.

2009 STATISTICS

Rank:99

3-year growth:1,564%

2008 Revenue:$77.3 million

2005 Revenue:$4.6 million

Web site:BugMusic.com

Employees:81

 

Founded:1975

Location:Los Angeles, CA

Industry:Media