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
Hipgnosis buys royalties for Blondie co-founders’ catalogue
This will soon be the Daily Hipgnosis Cash-Splashing News Site if the company continues at this rate of snapping up music catalogues. This morning's announcement concerns Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, the co-founders of...
August 5, 2020
Hipgnosis snaps up Barry Manilow’s global recording royalties
Another day, another big deal for UK-based Hipgnosis Songs Fund, which continues to enthusiastically splash its cash on music catalogues. The latest belongs (or rather, belonged) to Barry Manilow. "Hipgnosis has acquired...
August 3, 2020
Hipgnosis increases its revolving credit facility to $400m
With its appetite for acquiring publishing catalogues only accelerating, Hipgnosis Songs Fund has announced an increase in its debt facility to fuel its ambitions. “The Company has entered into an agreement with a syndicated...
July 23, 2020
Hipgnosis buys catalogue of songwriter and producer RedOne
Another day, another catalogue acquisition for deep-pocketed investment firm Hipgnosis Songs Fund. This time it belongs to Grammy-winning songwriter and producer RedOne, whose credits include collaborations with Lady Gaga...
July 16, 2020
Hipgnosis Songs Fund seeks £200m of new equity financing
Hipgnosis Songs Fund has been snapping up a series of publishing catalogues in big-money acquisitions, and it has no plans to stop – but it needs another injection of funding to fuel its ambition. “With over £1...
July 6, 2020
Hipgnosis acquires a 70% stake in Mark Ronson’s publishing
Hipgnosis Songs Fund is at it again. The thirsty-for-catalogue publishing company has acquired 70% of Mark Ronson’s publishing/catalogue. “Mark has been amongst the most exciting creators in the world over the...
April 23, 2020
Hipgnosis adds $188m revolving credit facility for acquisitions
Hipgnosis Songs Fund’s appetite for snapping up publishing catalogue knows no bounds, and for now, banks are backing its strategy. The UK-based company has secured a new ‘revolving credit facility’ worth £150m (around...
April 15, 2020