By: Natasha Archary
Tina Turner has become the latest legacy artist to sell her music catalogue spanning 6 decades.
The legendary singer has wavered all rights including the artist’s share of her recordings, her music publishing writer’s share, neighbouring rights and name, image and likeness as part of the deal to BMG.
While the publishing company hasn’t disclosed financial terms, the deal is estimated at $50 million.
Turner who is now 81, will be inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame for the second time at the end of October.
She was the first female to feature on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Her complete work includes 10 studio albums, 2 live albums, 2 soundtracks and 5 compilations all of which have sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
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Tina Turner has released a number of books over the years, and her latest, “Happiness Becomes You” is a reminder to women to honour their independence and freedom.
“If someone had told me as a little girl that one day, I would be a role model for women around the globe, I wouldn’t have believed it. Every day I receive messages from brave women who tell me their stories,” Turner wrote on her Instagram.
She follows other legacy artists such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Paul Simons and Dolly Parton who have also sold all or part of their music catalogues.
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