Musicians who sold their song catalogs

Justin Bieber: In January 2022, Justin Bieber sold his catalog at the age of 28. 

Bruce Springsteen: "The Boss" sold his entire catalog to Sony Music Entertainment for a cool US$500 million in 2021.

Bob Dylan: In 2020, Nobel Prize-winning songwriter Bob Dylan sold his songwriting catalog to Universal Music.

Stevie Nicks: Stevie Nicks sold the majority of her catalog to the publisher and talent management company Primary Wave in 2020. 

Bob Marley (1945-1981): Bob Marley's estate made one of the first major deals in music IP back in 2018. 

Sting: Sting sold his songwriting catalog in 2022 for an estimated US$300 million. It went to Universal Music Publishing and included.

Tina Turner: Tina Turner sold her entire music catalog to BMG in 2021 for an estimated US$50 million.

Shakira: The Queen of Latin Pop also joined the trend in 2021,

Neil Young: Folk-rock legend Neil Young sold 50% of his stake in his song catalog to investment company Hipgnosis for an estimated US$150 million in 2022.

Red Hot Chili Peppers: California rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, led by Anthony Kiedis.

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