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Leonard Cohen Property Sells Publishing Catalog


Leonard Cohen’s property has offered the whole thing of his songwriting catalog to Hipgnosis Songs Fund for an undisclosed sum. In line with Rolling Stone, the deal contains all 278 songs penned by Cohen, together with common songs comparable to ‘Hallelujah’, ‘Suzanne’, ‘So Lengthy, Marianne’, and ‘First We Take Manhattan’.

Hipgnosis Songs has obtained the “songwriter’s share” of 127 songs in Cohen’s “Stranger Music” catalog, which covers every little thing revealed from the inception of his profession by means of 2000, in addition to a further 84 by-product works. The agency has additionally acquired the possession of 100% of the copyrights, “writer’s share” and “songwriter’s share” of royalties within the “Previous Concepts” catalog, spanning from 2001 till his loss of life in 2016.

“To now be the custodians and managers of Leonard Cohen’s incomparable songs is a superb but very critical accountability that we method with pleasure and absolutely perceive the significance of,” Hipgnosis founder Merck Mercuriadis stated in a press release. “Leonard wrote phrases and songs which have modified our lives, none extra so apparent than ‘Hallelujah’ however there are such a lot of extra that we stay up for reminding the world of each day. He’s revered everywhere in the globe due to the magnitude of his work.”

Hipgnosis has acquired main publishing catalogs from artists like Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, Jimmy Iovine, and Neil Younger. The agency reached the deal in partnership with Cohen’s household and the late singer’s supervisor Robert Kory.

“Merck Mercuriadis is exclusive within the music publishing world together with his background as an artist supervisor,” Kory stated in a press release. “We all know he cares about artists, and as a Québécois he has a very deep appreciation of Leonard’s distinctive standing in common music. {The catalogue} is in good palms. The Hipgnosis workforce has been a pleasure to work with all through the transaction.”




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