Hipgnosis buys 178 songs from Lorde, Taylor Swift songwriter Joel Little

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Hipgnosis Songs Fund has acquired another line of serious hits, this time from Grammy-winning songwriter, producer and musician Joel Little.

Hipgnosis has acquired 178 song rights from New Zealand’s Little, including the author and editor’s share of this catalog.

These songs include hits recorded by greats like Taylor Swift (Me!), Khalid (Young Dumb & Broke), Imagine Dragons (Whatever It Takes) and Lorde (Royals).

Hipgnosis’ records show the 178 songs grossed $ 4.32 million in 2019 and $ 2.98 million in 2018.

Little is best known for his collaboration with Lorde, on which he co-wrote and produced her debut EP “The Love Club”, her first album “Pure Heroine” and co-wrote her second album “Melodrama”. .

In 2019, Little worked with Taylor Swift and wrote and produced four songs on their global number 1, multi-platinum album Lover, including three of the singles Me !, You Need to Calm Down and The Man.

Little has also worked with globally successful artists such as Ellie Goulding, Shawn Mendes, Sam Smith, James Bay and Jonas Brothers.

“Joel is one of the most important songwriters in the world today.”

Merck Mercuriadis, Hipgnosis

In total, Little’s songs have been streamed more than 15 billion times.

Joel Little was represented by longtime manager Ashley Page at Page One Management and attorney Nicky Stein at Clintons.

Merck Mercuriadis, founder of The Family (Music) Limited and Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, said, “Joel is one of the most important songwriters in the world today. More than eight years after the iconic song Royals, he has continued to deliver massive hits for Lorde, Taylor Swift, Khalid, Imagine Dragons and many more. His songs are among the most streamed songs in the last 10 years with more than 15 billion streams worldwide. It is wonderful to welcome Joel and Ashley to the Hipgnosis family. “

“Hipgnosis have big plans and I am very excited to see how far they can work for all songwriters in the years to come.”

Joel Little

Joel Little said, “I am incredibly grateful for my career in songwriting so far. It’s really nice to know that Merck and his team of passionate musicians take such good care of these songs.

“Hipgnosis have big plans and I am very excited to see how far they can work for all songwriters in the years to come.”

This year Hipgnosis announced the acquisition of song rights from the likes of Neil Young, Lindsey Buckingham, Andrew Watt, Andy Wallace and others.Music business worldwide

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