Bruno Mars has reportedly sold a portion of his song catalog to music publishing company Warner Chappell Music.
According to Billboard, the pop superstar sold a share of his song catalog to Warner Chappell “more than six months ago.” Mars, however, didn’t sell 100% of his share, retaining a minority stake in the songs sold to WCM. According to ASCAP and BMI’s Songview system, Mars has a stake in 232 songs.
“Bruno is a creative genius and it’s a huge honor to deepen our relationship with him,” Guy Moot, CEO of Warner Chappell, said in a statement. “At the heart of his immense talents is his incredible songwriting, which he honed for years before he became a recording superstar.”
“Like only a true great can, he’s mastered and transcended multiple musical genres with extraordinary originality and versatility,” he added. “The world will continue to fall in love with his songs for generations to come.”
“I began my career at Atlantic and it made sense to keep my business in the family, with the team who have supported me and grown with me,” Mars said of the deal in a statement, per Billboard.
“This is me doubling down with people I trust. We’re just at the beginning of the journey and there’s so much more to come.”
Meanwhile, Mars recently became the first artist ever to achieve diamond certification for five singles. According to the RIAA, Mars secured five diamond certified singles including, “Grenade” “Just the Way Your Are,” “That’s What I Like,” and “When I Was A Young Man,” plus his featured performance on Mark Ronson‘s “Uptown Funk.”
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