David BouiThe property sold the late singer’s publishing catalog to Warner Chappell Music for more than $ 250 million (£ 186 million).
This was reported by sources confirming the news Diversity today (January 3), after months of negotiations, revealed that an agreement had been reached.
The catalog includes Bowie’s career from 1968 to 2016, including songs from the musician’s 26 solo studio albums and two albums from his Tin Machine side project. Bowie’s “Lost” album after his death in 2001, “Toy”, released this Friday (January 7), also falls under the agreement.
Last year, Warner Music has announced that it will be carrying all of Bowie’s albums under the Warner umbrella, including those originally released on Sony Music.
This is the latest in a series of comprehensive deals provided by Warner Chappell, which includes catalog deals. Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Quincy Jones, Anderson .Paak, Saweetie and property George Michael, among others.
Guy Mut, co-founder and CEO of Warner Chappell Music, said: “We are all very proud that David Bowie’s property at Warner Chappell has chosen us to take care of one of the most advanced, impressive and solid catalogs in music history. These are not only unusual songs, but also important milestones that have completely changed the direction of modern music.
“Bowie’s worldview and creative genius inspired him to write lyrical and musical songs against the convention, changed the dialogue, and became part of world culture. His work has embraced huge pop hits and experimental adventures that have inspired millions of fans and countless innovators not only in music, but in all arts, fashion and media.
“We look forward to his unparalleled collection of songs with passion and care as we strive to build on the legacy of this most extraordinary man.”
Originally after its abolition in January 2021 COVID pandemic, the event will now continue at BFI Southbank until January 30, which coincides with Bowie’s 75th birthday (January 8).
The festival will feature a mix of feature films, documentaries and television performances featuring Bowie. The man who fell to the ground, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence and Labyrinth for 2000 in Boui Glastonbury.