Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie Sells Catalog Rights
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Terms Were Not Revealed
Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie has jumped on the bandwagon and sold her 115-song catalog rights to Merck Mercuriadis-led Hipgnosis. This UK-based fast-growing company also acquired Lindsey Buckingham’s catalog seven months ago, making them the owner of eight songs from Fleetwood Mac’s critically acclaimed “Rumours” album.
The deal with McVie includes every song she wrote solo and with the band. The terms, however, were not revealed.
“I am so excited to belong to the Hipgnosis family, and thrilled that you all regard my songs worthy of merit,” she said in a statement. “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.”
In three years, Hipgnosis has spent over $2 billion acquiring rights to several classic and popular hits.
“Christine McVie is one of the greatest songwriters of all time having guided Fleetwood Mac to almost 150 million albums sold and making them one of the best-selling bands of all time globally,” Mercuriadis wrote in a press release. “In the last 46 years the band have had three distinct writers and vocalists but Christine’s importance is amply demonstrated by the fact that eight of the 16 songs on the band’s Greatest Hits albums are from Christine.”
“It’s wonderful for us to welcome Christine to the Hipgnosis Family and particularly wonderful to reunite her once again at Hipgnosis with Lindsey Buckingham,” he added. “Between Christine and Lindsey we now have 48 of 68 songs on the band’s most successful albums.”
Meanwhile, Stevie Nicks struck a $100 million deal with Primary Wave in late 2020.