Justin Bieber Sells Music Catalog Shares to Hipgnosis Songs Capital

This move has mostly been seen among legacy artists like Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

Credit: Justin Bieber/Instagram

Justin Bieber has reportedly sold his music publishing and recording catalog shares to the Blackstone-backed Hipgnosis Songs Capital, marking the latest blockbuster rights deal in the industry.

The sale, which had been rumored for weeks, sees Bieber join a host of other artists who have cashed out on their catalogs recently.

Hipgnosis did not publicly disclose the terms of the deal. However, a source close to the matter revealed to AFP that the deal was worth around $200 million.

Credit: Justin Bieber/Instagram

This move has mostly been seen among legacy artists like Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, however, contemporary stars such as Justin Timberlake and Shakira have also sold large stakes in their work, also to Hipgnosis.

Music catalogs have always changed hands, but the current publishing sales boom has escalated rapidly, with financial markets increasingly drawn to lucrative music portfolios as an asset class.

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