David Bowie’s estate sells Ziggy Stardust
And all his other tunes – but they aren’t absolute beginners… Following song catalogue sales by the likes of Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the beloved British pop icon’s estate has reached a deal with Warner Music Group’s Warner Chappell for his songs from the 26 studio albums that were released during his lifetime, and the posthumous studio album Toy. That includes epic tracks like Heroes, Changes, Space Oddity, Fame, our favourite Let’s Dance (check it out just to see how cool he makes the Carinda Hotel look…). The money hasn’t been disclosed, but industry types put it at about US$250 million making it one of the biggest deals done yet. As for the man himself, he would have been 75yo this Saturday, and it’s the 6th anniversary of his death on Monday. Cheers to him.
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