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Hipgnosis buys 100% of Shakira's publications catalog, which includes 145 songs

Hipgnosis buys 100% of Shakira’s publications catalog, which includes 145 songs

The Hipgnosis Song Box has another musical origin from the major leagues.

Today (January 13th), the UK-listed company confirmed that it has acquired 100% of the music copyright – including the publisher and writer’s share – in the entire Shakira catalog.

This catalog consists of 145 songs, which made Shakira the best-selling Latin artist of all time.

In total, Shakira has sold more than 80 million records to date, winning 3 Grammy Awards and 12 Latin Grammys, in addition to A host of other awards.

She currently has over 32 million monthly listeners on Spotify, while she is Official YouTube Channel Close to 20 billion plays for life.

Shakira’s first international album, born in Colombia, BarefootIt was released in 1995 and has sold more than four million copies worldwide.

Her first album is in English, Laundry service, Arrived in 2001, and sold more than 13 million copies worldwide.

Six of the singles have been released Laundry service, Including strikes Anytime, anywhere under your clothes And the to stay.

Since then, Shakira’s global successes have included the likes of 2006 Hips do not lie – Its first number in the United States – in addition to 2009 female wolf And the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Waka waka (this time for Africa).

For the Hipgnosis deal, Shakira represented her manager, Jaime Levine, as well as attorneys David Lande and Mitch Tenzer at Ziffren Brittenham Law LLP.

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

Mercury Mercerades, Hypagnosis

“This gorgeous woman from Colombia has evolved step by step into one of the most famous and influential personalities in the world. What no one should take for granted is that she is one of the most serious and successful songwriters in the world,” said Mercuriades, Founder and CEO of the Hipgnosis Songs Fund. The last 25 years, as she has written or co-wrote every song she has ever recorded.

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“She is an incredible innovator who has led the mission from colossal material success to more broadcast success now than most of her contemporaries. This is a result of her being an assertive force of nature and of having written songs that the world was incredibly passionate about. It’s great for us to welcome, Shakira, the Queen of Music. Latin and much more, in the Hipgnosis family. “

“I know Hipgnosis will be a great place for my catalog – and I’m very happy to partner with this company led by Merck, which truly values ​​the artists and their creativity.”

Shakira

Shakira said, “Being a songwriter is an achievement that I consider equal and perhaps greater than being a singer and artist. At eight years old – long before singing – I wrote to understand the world. Every song is a reflection of the person I was at the time it was written, but once a song appeared in the world.” , It doesn’t just belong to me but to those who value it too.I feel humbled that songwriting has given me the privilege of connecting with others, and being part of something bigger than me.

“I know Hipgnosis will be a great place for my catalog – and I’m very happy to partner with this company led by Merck, which truly values ​​the artists and their creativity and is an ally of songwriters everywhere who care deeply about the continuing life of their songs.”

Since 2021, Hipgnosis has announced its acquisition of the Jimmy Iovine Production Rights, as well as 100% of Lindsey Buckingham’s publishing catalog, plus 50% off Neil Young’s publishing catalog.Music works all over the world