Justin Timberlake Sells His Catalogue to Hipgnosis

The pop-star's songs reportedly sold for over $100 million USD

BY Kaelen BellPublished May 26, 2022

Selling off the rights to your music catalogue has become more and more common in recent years, with a handful of ultra-famous veteran artists giving up their songs for massive sums of money. 

And now, Justin Timberlake has broken the mold — well, sort of, as Shakira also sold her catalogue to Hipgnosis last year — by selling the rights to his songs before the age of 50. 

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Timberlake sold his song catalogue to Hipgnosis Song Management — which has a partnership with private equity firm Blackstone — for over $100 million USD. However, Timberlake's deal doesn't cover future releases, with Timberlake saying that "[he looks] forward to entering this next chapter" in a statement. So, congrats to Hipgnosis for getting Man of the Woods. Good for them! 

In December of this year, Bruce Springsteen sold his masters and publishing to Sony for $500 million, while Bob Dylan sold his catalogue to Sony in January. Stevie Nicks, David Crosby, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have all cut similar deals in recent years. 

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