Album releases, artist feuds, copyright lawsuits, royalty payments... find all this and more in the "Music News" category of Celebrity Net Worth.
Want To Own Kanye West's Publishing Catalog? It's For Sale, But Considering The Annual Royalty Income, It's Not Going To Be Cheap…
Kanye West has scored plenty of big hits over the years. But he may be looking to sell his music catalog for a huge payday.
Irv Gotti Just Sold The Murder Inc. Masters For $300 Million
If the reports are accurate, Irv Gotti just inked a deal to sell Murder Inc.'s master recordings for $300 million.
Pink Floyd Members Are Seeking Offers For Their Catalog – Could Be The Biggest Deal Ever
The members of Pink Floyd are reportedly shopping their catalog for what will almost certainly be one of the biggest music sales in history.
I Really, Really, Really Hope Nas Sold His Coinbase Shares Months Ago
One of the biggest stories of 2021 was Nas potentially making $100+ million off the Coinbase IPO. I really, really, really hope he sold whatever shares he had months ago.
Drake Just Signed A $400 Million Deal With Universal – One Of The Biggest Deals In Music History
Drake has signed an enormous "multi-faceted" deal with Universal Music Group. The deal includes publishing interests, merchandise, touring and more. It's one of the largest deals in entertainment history.
David Bowie's Estate Sells His Publishing Catalog For $250 Million
The deal is reportedly worth "upwards of $250 million," and includes the publishing rights for virtually everything Bowie wrote over the course of his long career in popular music.
Divorce Court Filings Disclose Dr. Dre's Assets, Checking Account Balance And Average Monthly Income… And A Settlement May Have Been Reached!
Dr. Dre's ugly divorce battle may be close to reaching a settlement. And in an effort to reach that settlement, Dre just released a detailed accounting of his current assets, monthly income and more.
Sting Reportedly Seeking Publishing Catalog Deal For $250 Million
Some sources have it that Universal Music Publishing is currently the likeliest candidate to seal the Sting deal, while others claim he might make a more in-house deal with Sony Music Publishing, which owns the catalog now.
Bruce Springsteen Reportedly Wants To Sell The Rights To His Catalog, Which Could Be Worth More Than $400 Million
Springsteen is reportedly almost done with a deal to sell the rights to his recorded catalog, while a deal for his publishing rights aren't quite as far along.
Music Publisher Primary Wave Now Owns The Largest Percentage Share Of Prince's Estate
When Prince died, he didn't leave behind a will. And now, a music publishing company is acquiring the rights to his music from his siblings.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Sell Music Catalog For $140 Million
In 1989, the Red Hot Chili Peppers famously sang "Give It Away Now." It's a catchy tune and one that came to mind when news broke that the Chili Peppers were joining the trend of selling their song catalog.
Nas Will Make $100+ Million On Wednesday's Coinbase IPO
Coinbase goes public on Wednesday with one of the most-anticipated IPOs of all time. And with the listing, rapper/tech investor Nas is in line to make over $100 million.
Square (Jack Dorsey's OTHER Company) Is Buying Tidal From Jay-Z For $300 Million
Jack Dorsey is probably best-known for being the CEO of Twitter, but the majority of his fortune comes from his OTHER company, Square…. a company that just bought Tidal for $300 million.
How The Guy Who Wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca" Ended Up Owning Sisqó's "Thong Song" Royalties
"Thong Song" was a global smash hit for Sisqó in 2000. Two decades later, it's still streamed millions upon millions of times every year. Unfortunately the royalties generated by those streams do not go to Sisqó….
Actually, Bob Dylan May Have Sold His Music Catalog For $400 Million – $100 Million More Than We Previously Thought
On December 7, 2020, a day that will live in infamy, we reported that Bob Dylan had sold the rights to his music catalog for $300 million. Actually it might have been $400 million OR MORE!