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According to reports, the legendary 81-year-old singer sold the rights to her entire music catalog – as well as the rights to her image, name, and likeness – from her impressive 60-year-career to music publishing company BMG for a reported $50 million.
BMG is said to be very excited to bring her music – which includes legendary, iconic hits such as The Best, Proud Mary, and What’s Love Got to Do With It – to a brand new audience…
“Tina Turner’s musical journey has inspired hundreds of millions of people around the world and continues to reach new audiences,” said BMG boss Hartwig Masuch.
“We are honoured to take on the job of managing Tina Turner’s musical and commercial interests. It is a responsibility we take seriously and will pursue diligently. She is truly and simply, the best.”
We see what he did there!
Apparently, the new move will introduce the 12-time-Grammy-winner’s work to new audiences through streaming platforms and music-based social networks, such as TikTok, which is pretty exciting – and something Tuna Turner herself said that she had great confidence in…
“Like any artist, the protection of my life’s work, my musical inheritance, is something personal,” Tina Turner said in a statement.
“I am confident that with BMG and Warner Music, my work is in professional and reliable hands.”
Tina Turner has been in retirement since 2009, but the interest in her music certainly hasn’t stopped – especially due to the roaring success of the 2021 HBO documentary Tina, and the West End musical of the same name.
We’re excited for her iconic music to be heard by new ears and an entirely new generation!