The Hipgnosis Song Foundation has acquired another major league music asset.
Today (January 13), the UK-listed company confirmed that it has obtained 100% of the music distribution rights from Shakira’s entire catalog-including shares in distributors and writers.
The catalog includes 145 songs that make Shakira the best-selling Latin female singer of all time.
To date, Shakira has sold a total of 80 million records and, among other awards, has also won 3 Grammy Awards and 12 Latin Grammy Awards.
Currently, she has more than 32 million listeners on Spotify every month, and her official YouTube channel is about to close 20 billion lifetime broadcasts.
The first international record of Shakira, born in Colombia, barefoot, Issued in 1
Her first English album, laundry serviceIt came out in 2001 and sold more than 13 million copies worldwide.
Six singles from laundry service, Including popular songs No matter when and where, under the clothes with You stay.
Since then, Shakira’s global popularity has included the 2006 Don’t lie on the hips – Her first American first – plus 2009’s she Wolf And the official song of the FIFA 2010 World Cup, Waka Waka (this time in Africa).
For the Hipgnosis transaction, Shakira was represented by Ziffren Brittenham Law LLP by its manager Jaime Levine and lawyers David Lande and Mitch Tenzer.
“No one would take it for granted that Shakira is one of the most serious and successful songwriters in the past 25 years. She has written or co-written almost every song she ever recorded.”
Merck Mercuriadis, Founder and CEO of Hipgnosis Songs Fund, said: “At one time, this incredible woman from Colombia has grown into one of the most famous and influential people in the world. 1. No one would take it for granted that she is one of the most serious and successful songwriters in the past 25 years and has written or co-written almost every song she has recorded.
“She is an outstanding creator. She has led from tremendous physical success to greater success in streaming media than most of her contemporaries. This is her unwavering natural force and has created The result of incredible enthusiasm. I am very happy to welcome Shakira, Queen of Latin music and more to the Hipgnosis family.”
“I know that Hipgnosis will be a good place for my catalog-I am very happy to work with this company led by Merck. Merck really values the artists and their works.”
Shakira said: “Being a songwriter is an achievement. I think it is equivalent to and even better than singers and artists. When I was eight years old (singing very early), I wrote to Understanding the world. Every song is a reflection of the person who wrote the song at that time, but once a song comes out, it belongs not only to me, but also to those who appreciate it. I feel honored for my creation, because song creation makes me Have the privilege to communicate with others and become a part of myself.
“I know that Hipgnosis will be a good place for my catalog-I am very happy to work with this company led by Merck. Merck really values artists and their creations, and is a caring singer from all over the world Allies of writers who continue to write their songs.”
Since its launch in 2021, Hipgnosis has announced the acquisition of production royalties from Jimmy Iovine, 100% of Lindsey Buckingham’s published catalog and 50% of Neil Young’s published catalog.Global music business