Tina Turner, one of the most influential and rockin musicians to ever grace this planet, has decided to sell her entire catalogue of music to music publishing company BMG.
Hits like “Whats Love Got to do With it” and “Private Dancer” will no longer be the personal property of miss Turner. She’s produced 10 solo studio albums, two live albums, two soundtracks, and five compilations, which together have sold more than 100 million records.
She also sold the writer’s shares of her recordings, as well as the management of her name, image and likeness, in the largest deal struck with a single artist in BMG’s history. The sums involved were not disclosed, but estimates say between $50 and $70 million.
Tina, who is a young 81 years, followed musicians like Bob Dylan who recently sold his enormous catalogue for $300 million dollars.
I just hope this doesn’t mean some time soon we’ll see Tina and Bob holograms performing at local taverns.
Turner, who will continue to be a recording artist on Warner Music’s books following the deal, acknowledged the need to plan. “Like any artist the protection of my life’s work, my musical inheritance, is something personal,” she said. “I am confident that with BMG and Warner Music my work is in professional and reliable hands.”