The company has acquired Turner's artist’s share of recordings, her writer’s share of publishing and neighboring rights, as well as her name, image and likeness.
Eight-time Grammy-award-winning singer Tina Turner has sold a sizable portfolio of music rights from her solo career to BMG, the company announced Tuesday (Oct. 5).
Through the acquisition, BMG will become “a partner in all of Tina Turner’s music interests,” according to a statement made by the company, including Turner's artist’s share of her recordings, her writer’s share of publishing and her neighboring rights. Under the deal, BMG has also secured rights to her name, image and likeness for brand partnership, merchandising and sponsorship usages. The company is calling the deal its single largest artist acquisition ever.
The acquisition will include the legendary singer’s expansive discography, which includes 10 studio albums -- including classics like Private Dancer, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and Break Every Rule, which peaked at No. 4 on the chart -- two live albums, two soundtracks and five compilations (including her greatest hits record All The Best, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in 2005). Altogether, Turner has sold over 100 million records to date.