Leonard Cohen’s property has offered the rights to his catalog of music.
Based on Selection, Hipgnosis Tune Administration bought Cohen’s full catalog for an undisclosed sum. Below the phrases of the deal, Hipgnosis acquired songwriting rights to the 211 songs composed by Cohen from the start of his profession by way of 2000, and whole possession of the 67 songs he wrote between 2001 till his dying in 2016. All informed, that quantities to a complete of 278 songs — together with Cohen’s greatest identified works like “Hallelujah,” “Suzanne,” and “Chicken on a Wire.”
“To now be the custodians and managers of Leonard Cohen’s incomparable songs is an excellent but very severe accountability that we method with pleasure and totally perceive the significance of,” Hipgnosis founder Merck Mercuriadis mentioned in an announcement.
“Leonard wrote phrases and songs which have modified our lives, none extra so apparent than ‘Hallelujah’ however there are such a lot of extra that we look ahead to reminding the world of each day,” Mercuriadis added. “He’s revered all around the globe due to the magnitude of his work.”
Over the past a number of years, Hipgnosis has acquired the catalogs of a number of different legacy artists, together with Neil Younger, Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, Purple Scorching Chili Peppers, and producer Bob Rock, amongst others.