Canada's Bob Rock Sells Stake In Songs He Produced
Canadian music producer Bob Rock has sold his stake in 43 songs to UK-based Hipgnosis Songs Fund.
“The breadth of Bob Rock’s enormous successes are almost impossible to match by any creator in the history of music,” read a statement from Hipgnosis founder Merck Mercuriadis, who was born in Quebec but grew up in Nova Scotia.
“Bob is very special and as a fellow Canadian, it is a pleasure to welcome him and his incredible productions to the Hipgnosis family.”
The deal includes Rock’s shares in the rights to music from Metallica – including hits like “Enter Sandman” and “Nothing Else Matters” – and Canada’s Michael Bublé.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “I put my heart and soul into these recordings,” said Rock, a Winnipeg native, in a statement. “I know how much Merck loves music, so it was an easy deal to put together.”
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