Billboard is reporting that US pop star Burno Mars sold part of his song catalog to music publishing company Warner Chappell Music (WCM) more than six months ago.
Just a few days after Bruno Mars became the first artist to achieve diamond certification for five singles, this might come as quite surprising news. Sources announced that, Bruno Mars, who owns a stake in 232 songs, didn’t fully sell all of his share, and still retains a minority stake in the songs sold to WCM.
The artist, who often collaborates with other writers, such as The Smeezingtons, is said to have sold only his part of the catalog. While the terms of the deal are not known, sources told the publication that Mars attorney Scott Felcher handled the acquisition.
“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. The world will continue to fall in love with his songs for generations to come“, he added.
The singer spoke briefly about the sale, explaining that it was just the start for him and his career.