David Bowie is regarded as one of the music industry’s most renowned singers. On his 75th birthday, the estate of late glam-rock legend David Bowie released “Bowie 75” album. The estate of David Bowie wasn’t finished making headlines as they have now sold the publication rights to his “entire body of work” to Warner Chappell Music.
According to the BBC, WCM now holds the global music publishing rights to Bowie’s song catalog. Hundreds of tracks, including Ziggy Stardust, Space Oddity, Changes, and Let’s Dance are included.
Variety said that the sale was valued “upwards of $250 million (£185 million),” but the specifics of the arrangement were not disclosed. Guy Moot, the head of WCM, stated that they were “glad” to be “selected as caretakers.”
In 2016, David Bowie sadly died of cancer. A massive global outpouring of accolades emerged from other musicians, including Sir Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Brian Eno, and Madonna. Bowie was widely acclaimed as an exceptional artist and genius.
The deal with WCM covers the 26 studio albums produced during Bowie’s lifetime. It also includes the posthumous studio album release, Toy, as well as the two studio albums by Tin Machine, the rock band headed by Bowie. Tracks from soundtracks and other projects that were released as singles are also included.
Following his death in January 2016, David Bowie’s estate negotiated an agreement with Warner Chappell Music to manage the majority of his huge song collection. With a new agreement, they have taken another step forward. The legend will live on in the hearts of fans.
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