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Gibson Inks Massive Brand Partnership with Universal Music Publishing in China

Universal Music Publishing Group China’s songwriting camp contestants complete a writing session. Photo Credit: Gibson Gibson has inked a massive brand partnership with Universal Music Publishing Group in China. The 127-year-old Gibson and Universal Music Publishing Group (the number-two music publisher in China and in the world) recently unveiled their “full-scale partnership” via a formal […]

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Round Hill Music Acquires Collective Soul’s Catalog, Closes Futures Deal with Ed Roland

Collective Soul frontman Ed Roland, who closed a futures deal with Round Hill Music. Photo Credit: John Colden Round Hill Music has acquired the back catalog of Atlanta-based rock band Collective Soul, in addition to inking a futures agreement with the group’s founder, lead singer, and chief songwriter, Ed Roland. Round Hill Music recently unveiled […]

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Shakira Becomes the Latest to Sell Her Publishing Rights to Hipgnosis

Shakira performing live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo Credit: Andres.Arranz UK-based song-investment fund Hipgnosis has continued its catalog-acquisition spree by closing a deal with “Hips Don’t Lie” singer and songwriter Shakira. Hipgnosis unveiled the high-profile purchase – one of several that it’s finalized to this point in 2021 – today, in a formal announcement […]

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Round Hill Music Acquires the Back Catalog of Veteran Songwriter Jim Vallance

Round Hill Music has acquired the back catalog of veteran Canadian songwriter Jim Vallance. Round Hill Music, which raised almost $300 million in November of 2020 to purchase additional music IP, unveiled the back-catalog buyout this morning, in a formal release. The Chilliwack, British Columbia, native Jim Vallance has penned hundreds of songs across his […]

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Hipgnosis Blocked from Soliciting Investors in the US, Australia, South Africa, Canada & Japan

The message displayed on the main page of Hipgnosis’ website, for those accessing from the U.S. UK-based song-investment fund Hipgnosis has been blocked from soliciting investors in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, and South Africa, a new message on the website reveals. Upon navigating to Hipgnosis’ website, U.S.-based users (and presumably those who reside […]

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Hipgnosis Snags Lindsey Buckingham’s Entire Publishing Catalog — Including His Share of Fleetwood Mac Hits

Lindsey Buckingham. Photo Credit: Raph_PH One day after announcing that it had acquired the 259-song catalog of veteran producer Jimmy Iovine, Hipgnosis has purchased the publishing catalog of longtime Fleetwood Mac lead guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. Hipgnosis execs unveiled their fund’s latest high-profile acquisition – encompassing the entire 161-song catalog of Lindsey Buckingham as well as […]

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David Crosby Is Selling His Publishing Rights Because ‘Streaming Stole My Record Money’

Following high-profile catalog sales from Stevie Nicks and Bob Dylan, The Byrds cofounder David Crosby has revealed that he intends to cash out of his own publishing rights because he’s unable to tour amid the pandemic “and streaming stole my record money.” David Crosby recently unveiled the plans to sell his catalog – and explained […]