Hipgnosis has acquired 100% of blink-182 co-founder Tom DeLonge’s copyrights on this music catalog, which consists of 157 songs and spans over 6 studio albums.
Founded last year by Merck Mercuriades and Chic co-founder Nile Rodgers, Hipgnosis has acquired full or semi-claims to catalogs of many musicians and songwriters who have had massive hits, including the likes of The Chainsmokers, The-Dream, Tricky Stewart, Poo Bear, among others. Its holdings now include more than 6,000 songs worth more than $1.3 billion in assets and its recent acquisitions have driven that number even higher with recently acquiring the likes of hit songwriters: Jack Antonoff (Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Lorde, St. Vincent), Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Harry Styles), Savan Kotecha (Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, One Directon), Fraser T. Smith (Adele, Stormzy), Johnny McDaid (Ed Sheeran, Pink), the band Kaiser Chiefs and producer Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam).
Mercuriadis said about Delonge: “The influence of Blink-182 on today’s artists is massive. If you’re under 27 years old and making music they are a seminal band. They had angst, they had energy, they had humor but most importantly they had incredible songs and Tom is at the core of that. It’s an honor to welcome him into the Hipgnosis Family.”
While DeLonge said: “It is an honor to have been playing music for so many years and to be in a position to partner with the great team at Hipgnosis to support my work. This is now a perfect opportunity for me to not only celebrate my past, but to also give me the foundation to create more music for many decades to come."
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