John Legend sells music catalog, joining Dylan and Springsteen

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With private equity firms paying high valuations for music rights, John Legend became the latest noted songwriter to cash in by selling his catalog

With private equity firms paying high valuations for music rights, John Legend became the latest noted songwriter to cash in by selling his catalog

With private equity firms paying high valuations for music rights, John Legend became the latest noted songwriter to cash in by selling his catalog.

deal for the music interests of rock trio ZZ Top.News Image via Microsoft Playground Games, the Microsoft-owned studio responsible for the Forza Horizon and Fable franchises, has parted ways with co-founder and studio director Gavin Raeburn.With The Tragedy of Macbeth, we can at last say the same of a Kathryn Hunter screen role.Email HOUSTON, Texas -- Sonny Kasianowitz says he spends around 300 days a year at Houston's Memorial Park.

Legend, 43, is at a much earlier stage in his career than the likes of Dylan and Springsteen, and thus his future releases and continued presence in public should help drive streaming revenue from the songs purchased by KKR and BMG.Advertisement “It’s a great time to be a seller because the valuations are so high,” said Eli Ball, founder of Lyric Financial, a provider of financial services to the music community that’s owned by Utopia Music.In a statement, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Forza and Fable, Alan Hartman said, “We thank Gav for his leadership and contributions to the Forza franchise and wish him all the best.“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.) In the acclaimed Joel Coen –directed Shakespeare adaptation, she brings an otherworldly power to her two brief scenes as the Three Witches (plus a cameo as another character), putting her stamp on some of the text’s most enduring, beautiful passages.” BMG didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment on the deal.He began his games industry career in 1986 as a one-man studio, designing and developing a side-scrolling shoot-’em-up called Terminator (no relation to the movie of the same name).A KKR spokesman declined to comment, as did David Levin, Legend’s business manager.It took hold.

The deal was struck in September, according to the filing, but not otherwise announced.Related: Fastest cars in Forza Horizon 5 During that first decade, Raeburn produced only one racing game, 1989’s Rallycross Simulator, but in 1996 he shifted entirely to racing games, leading the development of ultra-realistic classic, TOCA Touring Car Championship.” He and his wife, Frances McDormand, who serves as producer and plays Lady Macbeth, saw Hunter perform back in 1991, in Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Visit at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.BMG has worked with Legend since it acquired his , Cherry Lane Music Publishing Co., in 2010.Raeburn left Codemasters to form Playground Games in 2010, and in the 12 years since has overseen the production of five hugely successful Forza Horizon games.Dubbed “Music Mogul of the Year” by Variety in 2020, Legend released his debut studio album “Get Lifted,” on Dec.(The film hits select theaters Christmas Day, and streams on Apple TV+ starting January 14.28, 2004, and has gone on to expand into other areas of the entertainment field, in part through the founding of a production studio that has created shows for Netflix Inc.Load More.Kasianowitz does running-aerobics, which requires him to dance, move his arms, and utilize dumbbells as he works out.

and ABC.Variety estimates that Legend, born John Roger Stephens before adopting his stage name, takes in between $50 million and $100 million annually from his various enterprises, including LVE, his Napa Valley wine brand.She is an Olivier Award winner, the highest theater-arts honor in the U.John Legend, Chrissy Teigen list their house in the Hills Singer-songwriter-actor John Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, have listed their home in Hollywood Hills for $1.995 million.KKR has spent heavily since announcing its alliance with BMG, a unit of Germany’s Bertelsmann, in March to acquire music catalogs.“She can play male, female, young, old, cruel, mean, evil, and completely childish and innocent,” says Julie Taymor, who directed Hunter as Puck in her 2013 Dream production in New York."He continues to push me.

In a separate deal, KKR paired up with Dundee Partners to purchase a portfolio of song rights from Kobalt Capital Ltd.in October for about $1.1 billion.” Kathryn Hunter became the first British woman to professionally play King Lear at this Young Vic production in 1997.The agreement with Legend covers “all present and future accounts and payment intangibles” for the right to collect royalties and other income from music he composed or wrote from Dec.1, 2004, to Jan.

1, 2021, as well as the copyrights to the works, according to a Uniform Commercial Code financing statement filed in November in New York state, where John Legend Music Inc.Is this really the bald-capped patriarch of One Green Bottle ? The crossdressing Dr.is based.The UCC financing statement shows KKR and BMG have a claim on the music, preventing the assets from potentially being sold or pledged as collateral to another party.John Beiter, a Nashville entertainment attorney who reviewed the document, said it appears to describe a catalog sale.Her passion for Shakespeare shines through first and foremost.“The people with the capital have realized that music is a good bet,” Beiter said.

“Among speculative investments, it’s a lot less speculative than other things because the future looks bright for music being performed via streaming.”.And anyway, those moments amount to fewer than you might expect.

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