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British male singer Rod Stewart

British male singer Rod Stewart

(New York = Larose.VIP) Correspondent Go Il-hwan = Male singer Rod Stewart (79), who has been active in the popular music industry for over 50 years, also sold his copyright for a large amount of money.

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on the 15th (local time) that Stewart handed over various rights to the songs he released to Iconic Artists Group.

The sale amount is said to be close to $100 million (about 133 billion won).

It is reported that Stewart also sold the rights to his songs, which he participated in as the lead singer of the rock group Faces and the Jeff Beck Group before releasing his first solo album in 1969.

Stuart, who is from England, has released 31 studio recorded albums during his more than 50 years of solo career, 10 of which reached the top of the album charts.

Although it is well known to Korean fans for the rock ballad ‘Sailing’, it has a variety of genres, including the disco-tinged ‘Da ya Think I’m Sexy’, which reached the top of the charts around the world, including the US, in 1978. presented music.

He plans to release his 32nd album ‘Swing Fever’, which embraces the jazz big band style, at the end of this month.

Regarding the sale of the copyright, Stewart said, “My works are now in safe hands.”

Iconic Artists Group, which purchased Stewart’s song, was founded by Irving Ajoff, the former chairman of MCA Records.

Recently, streaming services have become a trend in the music industry, and veteran artists are continuing to invest in their copyrights.

Experts believe that this is due to the tastes of consumers who prefer timeless popular music rather than new songs.

Previously, big names in popular music such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Tina Turner, and Stevie Nicks also sold their copyrights.

koman@yna.co.kr

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