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Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie sells back catalogue to Hipgnosis

Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie has sold the rights to her 115-song back catalogue to music publicist Hipgnosis. 

The song management company, founded by Merck Mercuriadis and Nile Rodgers back in 2018, has spent more than $2 billion in its first three years in operation acquiring the rights to various artists songs. 

With Fleetwood Mac, McVie penned many of the band’s biggest songs including ‘Don’t Stop’, ‘Songbird’, ‘Over My Head’, ‘You Make Loving Fun’, ‘Say You Love Me’ and various other hits since joining in 1970. 

McVie joins her bandmates, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood in selling her songwriting rights to Hipgnosis. Nicks fetched a whopping $100 million when she sold her share to Primary Wave last year. As of yet, no figure has been placed on McVie’s deal.  

In an announcement, McVie revealed: “I am so excited to belong to the Hipgnosis family, and thrilled that you all regard my songs worthy of merit. I’d like to thank you all for your faith in me, and I’ll do all I can to continue this new relationship and help in any way I can! Thank you so much!”

According to the details of the deal, Hipgnosis acquired worldwide copyright, ownership, financial interest and writers share for all of her songwriting credits including solo work and her pre-Fleetwood Mac efforts with Chicken Shack. 

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