Shakira on trend as she sells music rights to Hipgnosis

Colombian pop celebrity Shakira has grow to be the newest artist to promote the rights to her catalogue of 145 songs to London-listed Hipgnosis Songs Fund, the funding agency stated on Wednesday, as the coronavirus disaster crushes live performance earnings.

The three-time Grammy-award winner, well-known for her songs such as “Hips Don’t Lie,” “Whenever, Wherever,” “Underneath Your Clothes” and the 2010 FIFA World Cup track “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa),” has bought over 80 million data and has a strong following on music streaming platforms Spotify and YouTube.

The pandemic has all however shut down reside live performance earnings and a rising listing of musicians have sought to monetize their again catalogs. Bob Dylan bought his again catalogue final month and he has been adopted by others, such as Neil Young.

A surge in on-line music streaming, which has despatched a number of previous hits again to the highest of in the present day’s charts, has added to the draw for buyers. JP Morgan stated Hipgnosis was a gorgeous funding given its long-term revenues due to copyright legal guidelines.

“At eight years old, long before I sang, I wrote to make sense of the world,” Shakira, 43, stated in an announcement.

“Each song is a reflection of the person I was at the time that I wrote it, but once a song is out in the world, it belongs not only to me but to those who appreciate it as well,” she stated. “I know Hipgnosis will be a great home for my catalog.”

The specialist funding agency didn’t disclose monetary particulars of the deal, which is Hipgnosis’ most up-to-date after others this 12 months with Young, Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and document producer Jimmy Iovine.

Dylan bought his again catalog to Universal Music Group in December.

Hipgnosis founder Merck Mercuriadis hailed the cope with Shakira, calling her “the Queen of Latin Music.”

“What no one should ever take for granted is that she is one of the most serious and successful songwriters of the last 25 years, having written or co-written virtually every song she has ever recorded,” he stated.


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