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Madonna says she will never resell her old catalog

Madonna has stuck to the importance of owning the rights to her own music, doubling down in a new interview that she has no plans to sell her sprawling catalog.

Speaking to Variety, the pop icon backed up her longtime manager Guy Oseary’s comments that Madonna would never sell her stake in her discography.

The comments come amid a wave of artists selling the rights to their songs for millions of dollars. The likes of Justin Timberlake, Leonard Cohen, Kenny Chesney and John Legend have all sold out their catalogs.

“Because these are my songs. Ownership is everything, right? I mean, that’s why [Oseary is] buy monkeys. she replied bluntly, referring to the company NFT Bored Ape Yacht Club, which Oseary signed to represent last year.

Although she still retains ownership of her music, Madonna signed a new publishing deal with Warner Music Group last August. Announcing the news, the singer said Warner had been “incredible partners” and confirmed she would keep a say in how her old material would be re-released.

In a similar vein, Madonna recently revealed that she will be directing her own biopic in order to prevent “misogynistic men” from taking over the project.

Madonna is directing and co-writing the upcoming film with Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody. In June, it was reported that ozark Actress Julia Garner had been offered the lead role after becoming the favorite of dozens of contestants.

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