Hipgnosis hits right note with Emile Haynie song rights deal

Music investment fund Hipgnosis hits right note as it signs song rights deal with US hit-maker Emile Haynie

Emile Haynie’s catalogue includes number-one hits by Adele, Bruno Mars and Lana Del Rey (pictured)

Music investment fund Hipgnosis has snapped up the rights to a back catalogue that includes number-one hits by Adele, Bruno Mars and Lana Del Rey.

The firm said it had bought the royalty rights from Emile Haynie, an award-winning American producer.

Haynie has collaborated with major hip hop and pop artists, with the back-catalogue sold to Hipgnosis comprising 122 songs.

It is the latest deal struck by the company, which also bought separate rights to hundreds of songs from the Kaiser Chiefs and songwriter Fraser T Smith recently. 

Merck Mercuriadis, founder of Hipgnosis, said: ‘I’m delighted to welcome Emile to the Hipgnosis family. 

‘He is one of the most influential producers of the last decade.’

Rights bought by Hipgnosis include those to songs on Lana Del Rey’s album Born To Die, Bruno Mars’ Grammy Award-winning album Unorthodox Jukebox, Adele’s album 25 and hits by Kayne West, Eminem, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Drake, Mark Ronson and the Rolling Stones.


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