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Tina Turner sells her music rights

October 26, 2021, By

I have a special place in my heart for Tina Turner. The second concert I ever went to at the tender age of 8 was a Tina Turner concert – a special shout out to my parents for the introduction.

Well all I have to say is good for her that she has reportedly sold the rights to her music catalogue to music publishing company BMG for a whopping $50m.

The deal will see Turner pass over control of her share of seminal tracks such as What’s Love Got To Do With It, the Goldeneye theme, and The Best in addition to plenty more recorded throughout her 60 year career in music.

BMG’s boss said they were honoured to take on the job of managing Turner’s music and that they intended to introduce her music to new audiences with a focus on social media platforms such as Tik Tok. It looks then like they want the Instagram generation to get a taste for her music.

Turner, now 81, said “I am confident that with BMG and Warner Music, my work is in professional and reliable hands.”

Fair play, Tina. You’ve done us proud.

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Written by Alex Fewtrell, Associate