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Leonard Cohen Property Sells Publishing Catalog

Leonard Cohen Property Sells Publishing Catalog

Leonard Cohen Estate Sells Publishing Catalog

Leonard Cohen’s property has bought the whole thing of his songwriting catalog—some 278 songs—to Hipgnosis Songs Fund for an undisclosed sum, Rolling Stone stories and Pitchfork can verify. 

The sale consists of the “songwriter’s share” of 127 songs in Cohen’s “Stranger Music” catalog, which incorporates all the pieces printed from the beginning of his profession by 2000—equivalent to “Hallelujah” and “First We Take Manhattan”—in addition to an extra 84 by-product works. The agency additionally acquired all the pieces in his “Outdated Concepts” catalog, which incorporates the copyrights, “writer’s share,” and “songwriter’s share” of each Cohen music written from 2001 till his demise in 2016.

Hipgnosis was based by former artist supervisor Merck Mercuriadis and Stylish’s Nile Rodgers. The agency has acquired a number of main publishing catalogs from legacy artists, together with Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, Jimmy Iovine, and Neil Younger

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Learn extra about Hipgnosis in “What to Know About Music’s Copyright Gold Rush” on the Pitch.

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