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Motley Crue sells its catalog to BMG (EXCLUSIVE)

After months of negotiations, BMG has acquired Mötley Crüe’s entire recorded music catalog in a deal that sources say is valued at around $150 million, though other sources have cited a significantly lower number. The deal includes the iconic band’s entire recorded output spanning their 40-year career, totaling nine studio albums from their 1981 debut […]

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Mötley Crüe sells the entire catalog to BMG

Mötley Crüe sold its entire catalog to BMG. The amount was reported in all nine digits and is the company’s largest single catalog acquisition since its inception in 2008. A spokesperson for BMG declined to comment on the dollar amount of the deal. The deal includes the group’s nine studio albums from their 1981 debut, […]

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Re-Wind Network publishes catalog of reused blade designs

Photo credit: Re-Wind Network Re-Wind Network is an interdisciplinary research team made up of experts from the City University of New York, Munster Technological University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Queen’s University Belfast and University College Cork, as well as industry affiliates driving innovation in wind turbine blade repurposing. The group recently announced the release of […]

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Re-Wind Network publishes reused blade design catalog

Photo credit: Re-Wind Network Re-Wind Network is an interdisciplinary research team made up of experts from the City University of New York, Munster Technological University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Queen’s University Belfast and University College Cork, as well as industry affiliates that drive innovation in the reuse of wind blades. The group recently announced the […]

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Music catalog sales trend up as artists and investors seek revenue streams

Music catalogs have become more valuable than ever in recent years, and not just for the artists who created them.For decades, the cardinal rule for aspiring musicians to follow was to “keep your publication”, both to control ownership of the work and – perhaps more importantly – to ensure that they would derive value from […]

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Upward trend in music catalog sales as artists and investors seek revenue streams

Keller of Milk & Honey said catalogs are generally better managed by music publishers than by family heirs. Music catalogs have become more valuable in recent years than ever before – and not just to the artists who created them.For decades, the cardinal rule for aspiring musicians was to “keep your publication”, both to control […]

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Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro’s publishing catalog, primary royalties acquired by Primary Wave for $30 million

Primary wave music has finalized an agreement to acquire the music publishing catalog of Jeff Porcaro – drummer and one of the songwriters of the iconic American rock band TOTO — for about $30 million. The agreement also includes the grammys the winner’s master royalties on all albums he has performed on with the band. […]

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Primary Wave buys Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro’s catalog – Billboard

Primary Wave Music has purchased Toto drummer and co-writer Jeff Porcaro’s publishing catalog and master royalties for around $30 million, according to a source familiar with the deal. The acquisition comes at the end of a massive year of catalog growth for the independent publisher and rights holder by adding Porcaro’s share of major royalties […]

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Sting Reportedly Considering $250M+ Catalog Sale Amid IP Music Boom

Sting live. Photo credit: Raph_PH Following reports that Bruce Springsteen and the David Bowie estate are negotiating multi-million dollar catalog sales, Sting, 70, is now looking to cash in on his own music intellectual property, sources say. News of a possible Bruce Springsteen catalog sale surfaced around the beginning of November, after unnamed sources with […]

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Primary Wave Reaches $ 30 Million Deal to Purchase Catalog from TOTO Drummer Jeff Porcaro

Primary Wave Music has entered into an agreement to acquire the music publishing catalog of Jeff Porcaro, drummer and one of the songwriters of the American rock band TOTO. The deal, which sources say MBW is around $ 30 million, also includes the Grammy winner’s royalties on all albums he has performed on with the […]

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Sting to sell his catalog of songs to Universal for over $250 million

Sting is in advanced talks to sell his catalog of songs for more than $250 million, multiple sources say Variety. While some sources say Universal Music Publishing is in the lead, others say the catalog may stay with Sony Music Publishing, where it currently resides. The deal has apparently dragged on for several months; representatives […]

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Publication of the third catalog on gravitational waves – Sky & Telescope

Earlier this week, the large international team associated with three gravitational wave projects unveiled the results of their latest observing campaign. The collaboration had already published two key detections from this race, the first-ever crashes of black holes with neutron stars. But this long-awaited third catalog adds significantly to the full tally of researchers, bringing […]

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Bruce Springsteen negotiates to sell his catalog to Sony Music

Bruce Springsteen is in talks to sell the rights to his recorded music to Sony Music along with his publishing catalog, three sources confirm Variety. While the album catalog deal is nearing completion, sources say the publishing catalog remains in play. The news was first reported by Billboard. While Springsteen has worked with Sony Music’s […]

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Bruce Springsteen Negotiates to Sell Album Catalog, Edition to Sony Music

By Jem Aswad LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) — Bruce Springsteen is in talks to sell the rights to his recorded music to Sony Music along with his publishing catalog, three sources have confirmed to Variety. While the album catalog deal is nearing completion, sources say the publishing catalog remains in play. The news was first reported […]

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Royal Chain’s 2021-2022 catalog is fully dispatched

(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK – Royal Chain has finally released its highly anticipated annual catalog to retailers this month. At over 550 pages, the book features brand new collections in gold, sterling silver and his signature Phillip Gavriel collection. The catalog, which was previewed to retailers during Las Vegas Jewelry Week at the end of […]

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The Scott Classic Specialized 2022 catalog will arrive in December

From Scott’s Writing by Jay Bigalke The Scott 2022 Classic Specialized Catalog of Stamps and Letters 1840-1940widely recognized as the best single-volume catalog for stamps of the classical era in the world, celebrates its 28th edition this year. Although the catalog is usually released in November, it will now be released on December 1 due […]