Shakira and Mick Fleetwood sell song rights

The Colombian singer Shakira is “one of the most serious and successful songwriters of the last 25 years, who has written or co-written practically every song she has ever recorded.” According to the announcement, the company’s founder Mercuriadis emphasized this. According to the US trade magazine “Billboard”, the multiple Grammy winner herself emphasized these creative abilities: “Being a songwriter is an achievement that I consider to be equal and perhaps even greater than a singer and artist to be. ”As soon as a song is in the world, it belongs not only to her,“ but also to those who appreciate it ”. The sale includes Shakira’s catalog with 145 songs and world hits like “Wherever, Whenever” or “Hips Don’t Lie” – but according to “Billboard” no future compositions.

The founder of Fleetwood Mac also sells song rights

The Common Music Group, which belongs to the Universal concern, bought the rights to Bob Dylan’s complete works, a total of 600 recordings, for several hundred million dollars a few weeks ago. And Hipgnosis announced the acquisition of 50 percent of the song rights of the Canadian-American folk rock star Neil Young – as well as the takeover of the publishing rights of the former guitarist of the band Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham (“Go Your Own Way”, “The Chain”).

The founder and drummer of this American-British group, which was very popular in the 1970s and 1980s, Mick Fleetwood (73), has meanwhile sold his shares in the band catalog to the music company BMG – “3 months after the Fleetwood Mac classic ‘Dreams’ captured TikTok and millions of new fans worldwide“Announced the company on Thursday. No purchase price was given, but: “This is the biggest deal in the last two years,” said BMG.


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