Warner Music Group’s music publishing unit has taken over British rock star David Bowie’s entire catalog, including hits such as Champions e let’s go dancing.
Bowie, who experimented beyond the boundaries of music and his mind to produce some of the most innovative songs of his generation, He died in 2016 at the age of 69.
The agreement between Bowie and Warner Music shareholders includes songs from 26 studio albums released during his lifetime, as well as those from a posthumous studio album. toy.
Warner Music did not disclose the financial terms of the deal in its Monday announcement (3), but someone familiar with the matter said it was worth around $ 250 million.
The managers of the Bowie Estate signed an agreement in September to grant Warner Music the worldwide rights to the artist’s catalog from 1968 to 2016.
Bowie rose to fame in the UK in 1969 with space oddities, which is a song, he says, inspired by the Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: space flight. But in 1972, his character Ziggy Stardust, a bisexual rock singer sent from space, made him a world star.
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