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Madonna Won’t Sell Music Catalog: ‘These Are My Songs’

Madonnas music catalog is not for sale, with the Material Girl making it clear that she intends to continue to police her vast collection of songs in-house rather than cash out.

In an interview with Variety of longtime manager Guy Oseary, Madge explained both her love for Oseary and her reason for rejecting his offers to sell, saying, “Because these are my songs. Ownership is everything, right? It’s a timely proposition, given the staggering recent sales of some of his superstar contemporaries like Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Justin Timberlake and Bob Dylan.

Madonna herself struck a deal with Warner Records in 2021 to bring her entire catalog under the label’s umbrella, but the deal also allowed her more freedom to oversee and organize reissues, special releases, etc As for what she has planned next for her nearly four-decade long discography, she shared, “I’m just looking for interesting and fun ways to re-release my catalog and introduce my music to a new generation.”

Madonna’s hands-on approach to her music collection is in line with her decision to co-write and direct her own biopic, which she recently called a “preemptive strike” against “mostly misogynistic men” who have made several attempts over the years to tell his story. on the screen. “So I stepped in the door and said, ‘No one is going to tell my story except me,'” she said. The Queen of Pop apparently found her muse for the untitled film in ozark actress Julia Garner, who was offered the lead role after a lengthy casting search.