Hipgnosis to buy back shares after slide in valuation
The company’s share price has fallen by 30% in the last six weeks, and it has not bought a new catalogue for more than a year.
October 17, 2022
Financial Times explores the growing pains of Hipgnosis
There is some uneasy reading for Hipgnosis Songs Fund in an article published this morning by the Financial Times.
September 7, 2022
Hipgnosis says its portfolio is now worth $2.69bn
Hipgnosis Songs Fund published its latest annual financial results yesterday, for the fiscal year ended 31 March.
July 15, 2022
Hipgnosis and Round Hill Music welcome CRB rates decision
We heard from US publishing body the NMPA on Friday evening as news of the Copyright Royalty Board's final 'Phonorecords III' ruling broke.
July 5, 2022
Music fund raises $200m as Hipgnosis buys Timberlake catalogue
Even well-established firms are struggling to raise money as VCs start to circle their wagons, but the music investments market isn’t feeling the freeze yet.
May 27, 2022
Hipgnosis buys songwriting catalogue of Leonard Cohen
If your faith in the value of songwriting catalogues is strong, but you need more proof... well, Leonard Cohen's storied songwriting catalogue is the latest to be snapped up.
March 7, 2022
Hipgnosis report: catalogue growth, TikTok success, NFTs and more
Hipgnosis Songs Fund has published its interim results for the first half of its latest financial year, covering the six months to 30 September.
December 17, 2021
Could an investment fund evolve into a major publisher?
The dealmaking around music rights continues, with this morning's news pile including Tempo Music acquiring a majority stake in some of Korn's recordings and compositions, and Round Hill Music striking a long-term administration...
November 2, 2021
The Sandbox Guide to.. The future of sync, and what it means for you
Today, hundreds of thousands of artists release music and an equally huge number of content creators require music for their output. Sync has become a more nuanced instrument for all involved – and one that’s still a...
October 7, 2021
Hipgnosis is launching a new songwriters guild in the US
Hipgnosis founder Merck Mercuriadis has been leading the demands for songs (as opposed to recordings) to get a bigger share of streaming royalties.
September 20, 2021
NMPA boss defends major publishers against Hipgnosis criticism
One of the most sensitive talking points at the UK's recent music-streaming economics inquiry was publishing royalties. Specifically whether publishing should get a bigger share of the streaming pie.
September 10, 2021