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Hipgnosis buys Red Hot Chili Peppers catalogue for $140m+

What they got, they got to sell it to your Merck-firm! Hipgnosis Songs Fund is splashing its cash on catalogues again. Multiple reports claim that the company is buying the song catalogue of the Red Hot Chili Peppers,...
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Hipgnosis Songs Fund raises another £75m for acquisitions

On the rare news-day when we don’t have a Hipgnosis catalogue acquisition to report, it feels like there’s often news of the company raising more money for its next swathe of deals instead. On Friday, Hipgnosis announced that...
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Hipgnosis calls for scrutiny of label/publisher streaming splits

We reported yesterday on the publication of all the written evidence submitted to the UK’s parliamentary inquiry into the economics of music streaming. Among the strong opinions offered was Hipgnosis Songs Fund’s...
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Shakira and KT Tunstall sell stakes in their music catalogues

Two more musicians are selling their rights – or at least part of them – to investment companies. Shakira is the latest to throw in her lot with Hipgnosis Songs Fund, which has acquired 100% of her music publishing rights...
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Hipgnosis adds £200m to debt facility for more acquisitions

It’s a day off for announcements of new Hipgnosis catalogue acquisitions, but there is still news about the company to report. It has increased its debt facility by £200m to £600m (around $814.4m) as it prepares to...
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Neil Young sells 50% of his song catalogue to Hipgnosis

The first few working days of 2021 have been a powerful statement of intent for Hipgnosis Songs Fund, albeit a pretty blistering one for its corporate wallet. Hot on the heels of its deals with Jimmy Iovine and Lindsey Buckingham,...
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Jimmy Iovine sells his producer royalties to Hipgnosis

For those of you who let your Christmas-gift vouchers moulder for a few months before using them, let Hipgnosis Songs Fund be your inspiration for speedy spending. The company has opened its wallet again this morning, but...
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Hipgnosis financials reveal $1.59bn spending on catalogues

Like you, we’ve been following every announcement of a songwriting catalogue snapped up by Hipgnosis Songs Fund with fascination. Now we can dig through the latest figures from the company, courtesy of this morning’s...
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Hipgnosis ups the ante with $322.9m Kobalt Capital deal

Like a child scrambling to spend their birthday money on V-Bucks or Robux within seconds of being given it, Hipgnosis Songs Fund isn’t wasting any time spending its latest injection of cash from investors. This morning...
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Music Ally Report:: Q3 2020 Edition

Our main feature focuses on TikTok’s eventful 2020 so far, from the deepening of its relationship with artists and the music industry to its tangles with the Trump administration, along with the rise of the short video...
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Hipgnosis raises another £190m to spend on music catalogues

Hipgnosis Songs Fund's appetite for buying up catalogues is voracious, and thankfully for the company, that's still being matched (well, nearly matched in the case we're about to tell you about) by the appetite of investors...
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Empire gets into publishing as Hipgnosis buys Chrissie Hynde catalogue

It's another week of wallet-wielding in the music publishing sector. Hip-hop label and distributor Empire is launching a new publishing arm, led by former Kobalt exec Al McLean and UMPG / Slip-N-Slide veteran Vinny Kumar. "Empire...