Warner Music buys David Bowie's song catalog for 221 million

Warner Chappell Music (WCM) has bought the full catalog of the British David Bowie, as announced on Monday the multinational, which stresses that he has acquire

Warner Music buys David Bowie's song catalog for 221 million

Warner Chappell Music (WCM) has bought the full catalog of the British David Bowie, as announced on Monday the multinational, which stresses that he has acquired songs published over six decades from his 26 study albums.

The magazine "Variety" ensures that Warner has paid Bowie's heirs more than 250 million dollars (221 million euros) by the catalog of the musician died in 2016 at 69.

Between the songs purchased, "Heroes", "Changes", "Let's Dance", "Ziggy Stardust", "Starman", "Rebel Rebel", "Fame", or his collaboration with Queen of 1981, "Under Pressure,". ", For citing the most popular.

"These are not just extraordinary songs, but milestones that have changed the direction of modern music forever," said WCM CEO, Guy Moot, which describes the catalog as "breaking, influential and imperishable".

The agreement also includes the posthumous album "Toy", which will be published this next Friday, and that it integrates new recordings carried out in New York in the year 2000 of its songs published between 1964 and 1971, along with a couple of new songs.

Last September, the record giant already announced that it had been done with the rights of all the albums that Bowie recorded throughout his career.

The figure of the 250 million dollars is less than half of the 535 million dollars from which some British media had spoken in November, and stays far from the 500 million who paid Sony last December by the catalog of Another music icon, Bruce Springsteen.

The agreement reached with the Bowie heritage has been announced less than a week from which it would have been its 75th birthday on January 8, and that has been held with the opening of two stores with British marketing in London and New York, and With the publication in November of the collection of discs "Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001)".

Updated Date: 06 January 2022, 04:59

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