John Legend sells his music catalog to KKR, BMG

1/9/2022 12:30:00 AM

John Legend sells his music catalog to KKR, BMG

John Legend sells his music catalog to KKR, BMG

John Legend, 47, has sold his music catalog to KKR & Co. Inc. and BMG, joining many of his peers who have been inking deals to help set up their legacies and cash in on their life’s work.

One upshot of KKR and BMG’s investment in Mr. Legend’s work thus far is that his future releases and tours are likely to generate continued attention and streaming of his catalog. The deal encompasses Mr. Legend’s acclaimed 2004 debut album "Get Lifted" as well as hits like "All of Me" and "Love Me Now."

John Legend appears at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California, on Feb. 9, 2020.( Associated Press / AP Newsroom)

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JOHN LEGEND GETS INVOLVED IN THE BOOK-PUBLISHING BUSINESS One upshot of KKR and BMG’s investment in Mr.Expand John Legend FILE - John Legend appears at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif.deal for the music interests of rock trio ZZ Top.John Legend has sold his song catalogue dating back to 2004, when he put out his first album.

Legend’s work thus far is that his future releases and tours are likely to generate continued attention and streaming of his catalog. The deal encompasses Mr. 9, 2020. Legend’s acclaimed 2004 debut album "Get Lifted" as well as hits like "All of Me" and "Love Me Now. “Legend is still at the top of his game, and he has even more platforms to exploit his music, which is good for him, KKR and BMG." John Legend appears at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California, on Feb. Inc. 9, 2020. Springsteen’s catalog went for $500 million.

( Associated Press / AP Newsroom) KKR last March teamed up with BMG to spend at least $1 billion on music copyrights. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) (Evan Agostini) January 07, 2022 at 8:02 pm PST By Kelli Dugan, Cox Media Group National Content Desk KKR & Co. The deal was struck in September, according to the filing, but not otherwise announced. That commitment came amid a broader move into music last year for KKR, which last January struck a $200 million deal for a majority stake in Ryan Tedder’s catalog of hits including songs from .