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pink floyd reportedly bought their back catalog for a potential salary of half a billion dollars, but according to Varietyinflammatory comments from the co-founder Roger Waters in a recent interview with rolling stone could destroy any hope of an agreement.
In August, the FinancialTimes reported that Pink Floyd’s back catalog could fetch up to $500 million from potential buyers including Sony Music, Warner Music, BMG and Primary Wave, as well as Hipgnosis Song Management, a music investment fund that has acquired the rights to artist catalogs ranging from Neil Young at Justin Timberlake. Other artists who have sold their catalogs for hundreds of millions of dollars include Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteenand Stevie Nicks.
Although the potential deal reportedly wouldn’t cover the editing of Pink Floyd songs, the rights to the band’s name and likeness would be included, which would sweeten the pot considerably. However, Variety reports that Waters’ comments gave at least one potential buyer “cold feet,” with others likely to reconsider — not to mention the possibility of lowering the catalog’s value.
In the interview, Waters expanded on his theories about Russiathe unprovoked invasion of Ukraine doing many wild accusations. In addition to claiming that he is “on a list of victims supported by the Ukrainian government”, he called the evidence of Russian war crimes “lies, lies, lies, lies” based on Western propaganda. When pushed about his stance on Israel, Waters responded by challenging the definition of anti-Semitism and blaming Jews in the UK and US for Israel’s actions.