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...
February 8, 2021
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...
January 22, 2021
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...
January 13, 2021
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...
January 8, 2021
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,...
January 6, 2021
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...
January 4, 2021
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...
December 4, 2020
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...
November 2, 2020
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...
October 26, 2020
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...
September 25, 2020
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...
September 11, 2020
Hipgnosis buys independent publisher Big Deal Music
We know that Hipgnosis Songs Fund likes buying publishing catalogues, and sometimes recordings rights too. But now it’s also buying publishing companies. Well, one publishing company this morning: Big Deal Music, which...
September 10, 2020