Hipgnosis Songs Fund has entered major league music resources.
Today (13 January), the UK registered company confirmed that it has obtained 100% of the music publishing rights, which includes the publisher and writer share of the entire Shakira catalog.
The catalog contains 145 songs, during which Shakira was the best-selling female Latin artist of all time.
In total, Shakira has sold more than 80 million records to date, earning 3 Grammy Awards and 12 Latin Grammys, among many others.
She currently has over 32 million listeners per month on Spotify, while her official YouTube channel is going to have another 20 billion lifetime playback.
Shakira’s first overseas album was born in Colombia. Bare feetReleased in 1995, it has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide.
Her first English album Laundry serviceIt arrived in 2001, sold more than 13 million copies worldwide.
Six singles were released from Laundry serviceIncluding hits Anytime, anywhere under your clothes and Where you are.
Since then, Shakira’s global hit songs have garnered more likes in 2006. Hips don’t lie – Her first No. 1 in the US – plus in 2009 She wolf And the official anthem of the FIFA 2010 World Cup Waka Waka (this time for Africa).
For the Hipgnosis deal, Shakira is represented by Jaime Levine, her manager, as well as attorney David Lande and Mitch Tenzer at Ziffren Brittenham Law LLP.
“What no one should ignore is that Shakira has been one of the most serious and successful songwriters of the past 25 years, writing or co-authoring virtually every song she has ever recorded.”
Merck Mercuriadis, Hipgnosis
Merck Mercuriadis, Founder and CEO of Hipgnosis Songs Fund said, “Step by step, this remarkable Colombian woman has evolved into one of the world’s most famous and influential people. What no one would have expected is that she was one of the most serious and successful songwriters of the past 25 years, writing or co-writing almost every song she has ever recorded.
“She is a great creator who has led by great physical success and is now more successful in streaming than most peers. This is the result of her being a force of nature and an incredibly passionate song written by the world. It’s been great for us to welcome Shakira, the Queen of Latin Music, and more to the Hipgnosis family. ”
“I know Hipgnosis will be a great home for my catalog, and I am very happy to collaborate with this company, led by Merck, who values the artists and their creations. real”
Shakira said: “Being a songwriter is an achievement that I think is equal and perhaps even greater than being a singer and artist at eight – long before I sing – I wrote to understand the world. Each song is a reflection of who I was at the time I wrote it. But when the song goes out all over the world, it’s not just mine. But also people who admire it I am humbled that composition gives me the privilege of communicating with others as part of something greater than myself.
“I know Hipgnosis will be a great home for my catalog, and I am very happy to work with this Merck-led company that values their artists and their creations. He truly and is affiliated with songwriters everywhere who care deeply about the ongoing life of Their songs “
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