Actress Tina Turner has sold her music rights to BMG, the German group announced Wednesday, adding the famous American singer to a long list of artists who have sold the rights to their music archives.
Without disclosing the value of the deal, BMG clarified that the sale includes “its share as a recording performer and as a composer in terms of the musical setup”, as well as the related rights arranged for Turner’s account, name and image.
The 81-year-old singer, known for many hits including “The Beast,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and “Private Dancer,” has sold 100 million records in her long career, during which she released two studio albums and two more for her live performances. In addition to 2 works for soundtracks and 5 compilation albums.
BMG clarified that Warner Music will remain the producer of Tina Turner’s work.
“As with any artist, protecting my musical output and legacy is a personal matter,” the artist said in statements cited by the statement. I am sure that my business is in the hands of professional and trusted bodies with (BMG) and (Warner Music).”
For several years, with the revolution of streaming broadcasting, many companies are making strong efforts to buy the most important musical groups that were once the preserve of major production companies. In early December, Universal Music bought the entire archive of Bob Dylan’s songs, in a deal estimated by the New York Times for $300 million.
In January, BMG acquired the rights to the Fleetwood Mac business after a deal with American band co-founder Mick Fleetwood.