Hipgnosis now owns 100% of both the writer's and publisher's share of Buckingham's 161-song catalog.
Hipgnosis continues its acquisition spree, announcing it has acquired, in two steps, 100% of the Lindsey Buckingham catalog, which includes all of his hit songs recorded with Fleetwood Mac, plus 50% of the artist's unreleased compositions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Fleetwood Mac classics written or co-written by Buckingham include "Go Your Own Way," "The Chain," "Big Love," "Never Going Back Again" and "Tusk," among others. Since 1991, the band's catalog has moved nearly 26 million album consumption units in the U.S., with the vast majority of that number from Buckingham's time in the band; while in his solo career, which produced songs like "Holiday Road" and "Trouble," the artist's catalog has accumulated 550,000 album consumption units; and another 70,000 units on his album with former bandmate Christine McVie, according to MRC Data/Nielsen Music.
"Lindsey Buckingham is one of the greatest guitarists, songwriters and producers of all time yet is still so underrated," Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd and the Family (Music) Ltd. said in a statement. "His work with Fleetwood Mac has brought the world unparalleled joy over the last 45 years and he belongs in any discussion featuring Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney. It's wonderful to welcome him and his iconic songs both as a solo artist and with Fleetwood Mac to the Hipgnosis family."