Bowie musical trove sold
The Canadian Press – January 4, 2022 / kl. 06.53 | History: 356008
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David Bowie’s extensive music catalog, which stretches from the late 1960s to just before his death in 2016, has been sold to Warner Chappell Music.
More than 400 songs, among them “Space Oddity”, “Ziggy Stardust”, “Fame”, “Rebel Rebel” and “Let’s Dance” on 26 Bowie studio albums released during his lifetime, a posthumous studio album release, Toy, two studio albums from Tin Machine, as well as tracks released as singles from soundtracks and other projects, are included.
Financial details of the sale were not disclosed. Warner Chapell is the music publishing wing of Warner Music Group Corp.
Bruce Springsteen sold his catalog to Sony Music last month for a reported $ 500 million.
David Bowie, born David Jones in London in 1947, died in January 2016 after battling cancer for 18 months.
As a performer, Bowie had an unpredictable range of styles that mixed European lethargy with American rhythms and his ever-changing personalities and wardrobes. The skinny and learned Bowie brought an open theatricality and androgyny to popular music that changed the very meaning of being a rock star. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
Last year, Warner Music Group entered into an agreement with the Bowie property that gave Warner Music licensed worldwide rights to Bowie’s recorded music catalog from 1968.