BMG acquires music shares of Eurodance star Haddaway
BMG has acquired the royalties on the recordings of multi-platinum eurodance start Haddaway.
The agreement covers the royalties from Haddaway’s recorded catalogue, including his 1993 platinum-certified debut album, The album (also known as Haddaway in the US).
Today’s news marks the latest deal for BMG, who just last week acquired the recording catalog of multi-platinum German pop-rock band Fools Garden.
The music company also struck a deal earlier this month to acquire the song rights from Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson.
BMG’s deal with Haddaway includes his debut single and his #1 worldwide smash hit What is love, lifeand rock my heart. Other albums included under the deal are The ride (1995), let’s do it now (1998), pop splits (2005) and Must be (2011).
What is love reached #1 in 13 countries, #2 in Germany, Sweden and the UK, and #11 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song has generated over 700 million streams on streaming platforms worldwide.
Haddaway’s follow-up singles life, I miss youand rock my heart also reached the Top 10 in Europe and established Haddaway as one of the most successful Eurodance artists.
In 1995, the Trinidad-born singer released his second album, The ridewhich contained the UK top 20 hits Fly away, Catch fire, and lover be your name
“The partnership with BMG means a lot to me. I am convinced that it is in the best hands with the BMG team in Berlin.”
Haddaway said, “The partnership with BMG means a lot to me. I am convinced that it is in the best hands with the BMG team in Berlin.”
“Haddaway has had a strong influence on the Eurodance genre in Germany and worldwide in the past.”
Maximilian Kolb, BMG
Maximilian Kolb, BMG EVP Repertoire & Marketing Continental Europe, added: “Haddaway has had a strong influence on the Eurodance genre in Germany and worldwide in the past.
“And to this day, his tracks continue to influence pop culture and inspire artists around the world.
“The acquisition further strengthens BMG’s position in the Eurodance genre, and we are proud to work closely with Haddaway and his team to ensure his work continues to inspire new generations.”
BMG’s recent acquisition follows a series of recent music rights deals from artists including Mick Fleetwood, Tina Turner, ZZ Top, Mötley Crüe, John Lee Hooker, Jean-Michel Jarre, Primal Scream and Simple Minds.music business worldwide
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