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Thread started 01/07/22 10:14am

paisleypark4

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John Legend sells rights to his catalog.

John Legend sells catalog...ypost.com)

ohn Legend is the latest pop star to cash in on the sale of publishing rights to his music catalog.

The R&B singer-songwriter reached a deal with global investment firm KKR & Co. and music company BMG to sell both copyrights and the rights to receive royalties from songs he wrote beginning in 2004.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Filings indicate that the agreement was consummated in September.



Its interesting to think this man has been in the industry now for almost 20 years. Time just goes right on by.

[Edited 1/7/22 10:16am]

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Reply #1 posted 01/07/22 10:24am

Empress

paisleypark4 said:

John Legend sells catalog...ypost.com)

ohn Legend is the latest pop star to cash in on the sale of publishing rights to his music catalog.

The R&B singer-songwriter reached a deal with global investment firm KKR & Co. and music company BMG to sell both copyrights and the rights to receive royalties from songs he wrote beginning in 2004.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Filings indicate that the agreement was consummated in September.



Its interesting to think this man has been in the industry now for almost 20 years. Time just goes right on by.

[Edited 1/7/22 10:16am]

I couldn't name one John Legend song.

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Reply #2 posted 01/07/22 10:26am

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Bob Dylan
Bruce Springsteen
David Bowie
John Legend

One of these isn't like the others (and not in the way you're probably thinking)...
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Reply #3 posted 01/07/22 10:27am

Empress

MotownSubdivision said:

Bob Dylan Bruce Springsteen David Bowie John Legend One of these isn't like the others (and not in the way you're thinking)...

Right!

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Reply #4 posted 01/07/22 10:40am

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MotownSubdivision said:

Bob Dylan Bruce Springsteen David Bowie John Legend One of these isn't like the others (and not in the way you're probably thinking)... [Edited 1/7/22 10:29am]

My guess: one of 'em ain't a real legend!

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time...
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Reply #5 posted 01/07/22 10:41am

funkaholic1972

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paisleypark4 said:

John Legend sells catalog...ypost.com)

ohn Legend is the latest pop star to cash in on the sale of publishing rights to his music catalog.

The R&B singer-songwriter reached a deal with global investment firm KKR & Co. and music company BMG to sell both copyrights and the rights to receive royalties from songs he wrote beginning in 2004.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Filings indicate that the agreement was consummated in September.



Its interesting to think this man has been in the industry now for almost 20 years. Time just goes right on by.

[Edited 1/7/22 10:16am]

Let's hope for an early retirement! biggrin

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time...
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Reply #6 posted 01/07/22 10:49am

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Its a very odd purchase because hes not a "catalog" artist per say where you can see reissues and pakages coming out. He has one multiplatnum album and one platnum and two gold, six studio albums one christmas one and a few collabos. Granted he is very marketable as host of this and that he is the "guy" you get for a show and ceremony this and that but thats different in buying his music catalog, he probably saw it as they will pay what for my what? sold, I mean for an artist that came out as the albumselling days ended its a good sale for him to pull off


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Reply #7 posted 01/07/22 11:09am

CynicKill

Everybody's doing it it seems.

I guess owning a catalogue isn't what it used to be.

There was a time when artists would've held on for dear life to their catalogue.

Do the elites know something we don't (conspiracy voice)...

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Reply #8 posted 01/07/22 11:12am

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Isn't he kinda young for this? lol

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #9 posted 01/07/22 11:16am

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purplethunder3121 said:

Isn't he kinda young for this? lol

His peak commercial days are long behind him so I guess he's cashing his chips in now.
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Reply #10 posted 01/07/22 11:28am

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Makes you wonder when you see so many doing the exact same thing nearly at the same time. Like, move with the herd, something happened up front.
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


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Reply #11 posted 01/07/22 11:30am

CynicKill

onlyforaminute said:

Makes you wonder when you see so many doing the exact same thing nearly at the same time. Like, move with the herd, something happened up front.

yeahthat

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Reply #12 posted 01/07/22 11:46am

SoulAlive

does he even have a big catalog? I can barely name two or three hit songs by him!

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Reply #13 posted 01/07/22 11:48am

CynicKill

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does he even have a big catalog? I can barely name two or three hit songs by him!

He has about 4 songs that anyone who owns them can live comfortably off them forever.

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Reply #14 posted 01/07/22 1:07pm

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I would think it's due to loss of revenue from streaming. Just another asset to a company. Something is definitly a foot though. They know something we don't.

1 over Jordan...the greatest since
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Reply #15 posted 01/07/22 1:11pm

alphastreet

Yawn legend
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Reply #16 posted 01/07/22 1:25pm

CynicKill

alphastreet said:

Yawn legend

OMG I HATE you!

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Reply #17 posted 01/07/22 1:43pm

alphastreet

CynicKill said:



alphastreet said:


Yawn legend

OMG I HATE you!



Hehehe
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Reply #18 posted 01/07/22 5:45pm

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Wow! This is surprising since he is so young. Wonder why no one is disclosing the amount? I betcha its very low compared to the others. I want to know if he got more than the 50 million Tina received, which I thought was relatively low.

I would think Tina's catalog and legacy would be more valuable than John's but you never know because the music industry is still considered by many as the good ole boys club. So it would not surprise me if he got the same or more than Tina.
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Reply #19 posted 01/07/22 6:44pm

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MotownSubdivision said:

Bob Dylan Bruce Springsteen David Bowie John Legend One of these isn't like the others (and not in the way you're probably thinking)... [Edited 1/7/22 10:29am]

insert image of "kid laughing so hard that milk is coming out of his nose" here

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Reply #20 posted 01/07/22 9:28pm

Free2BMe

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Reply #21 posted 01/07/22 11:14pm

TrivialPursuit

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I know there was one song of his that was everywhere quite a few years ago. Can't name it to save my life.

I more remember Jamie Foxx impersonating him on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

I sorta chuckled when I read this thread title. I said to myself, "even he knows his music is shit, and wants nothing to do with it." lol lol

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #22 posted 01/08/22 9:55am

lastdecember

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I heard that there was a mistake made by an intern and they purchased the catalog. They were told "Buy the catalog of another legend" they thought they said "Buy John Legend" the intern has since been let go . Yes this is a joke. lol

[Edited 1/8/22 9:56am]


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Reply #23 posted 01/08/22 9:59am

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lastdecember said:

I heard that there was a mistake made by an intern and they purchased the catalog. They were told "Buy the catalog of another legend" they thought they said "Buy John Legend" the intern has since been let go . Yes this is a joke. lol

[Edited 1/8/22 9:56am]

John Legend is quite a joke himself
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Reply #24 posted 01/08/22 4:27pm

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John(whom I met on the set of a Jada Pinkett Smith directed movie & seen @ countless award ceremonies) was approachable,honest,humble, & accommodating just a pleasure to meet.

My favorite songs by him is his duets with both Andre 3000 & Smokey Robinson.

BTW: I always thought Kanye owned John's catalog since he was once signed to his label GOOD Music.

"That mountain top situation is not really what it's all cracked up 2 B when eye was doing the Purple Rain tour eye had a lot of people who eye knew eye'll never c again @ the concerts.just screamin n places they thought they was suppose 2 scream."prince
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Reply #25 posted 01/08/22 5:50pm

alphastreet

John is a Hollywood phony
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Reply #26 posted 01/08/22 10:51pm

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Just further proof that someone is making a nice ROI on music, even now.

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #27 posted 01/10/22 3:49pm

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Empress said:

I couldn't name one John Legend song.

You are not the only one
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #28 posted 01/10/22 4:47pm

SoulAlive

FragileUndertow said:

Empress said:

I couldn't name one John Legend song.

You are not the only one


that’s what I’m sayin biggrin it’s not as if he’s had a ton of major hit singles.He doesn’t exactly have a Purple Rain or a Thriller in his catalog.
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Reply #29 posted 01/10/22 5:39pm

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alphastreet said:

John is a Hollywood phony
It's a shame because he is talented but his music lacks personality and aside from "Ordinary People" and "Green Light", just doesn't have the hits.

Maybe it's good his music doesn't possess much character though because in recent years, he's shown to be a pandering, sanctimonious type who only says what people wants to hear to get in good with the elite. Either way, nobody these days is listening to John for his music.
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