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‘Waka Waka’ singer Shakira sells rights to her songs to UK company


Shakira sells rights to her songs to UK company


Singer Shakira has grow to be the most recent artiste to promote publishing rights of all her songs. The Grammy winner’s catalogue consists of 145 songs. Shakira’s catalogue consists of hits like “Hips don’t lie”, “Whenever, wherever”, “She wolf” and “Waka waka (This time for Africa)”, and the Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, a UK-based funding company, has acquired 100 per cent of her music publishing rights, stories usatoday.com.

“Being a songwriter is an accomplishment that I consider equal to and perhaps even greater than being a singer and an artiste. At eight years old — long before I sang — I wrote to make sense of the world. Each song is a reflection of the person I was at the time that I wrote it, but once a song is out in the world, it belongs not only to me but to those who appreciate it as well,” Shakira mentioned in a press release.

“I’m humbled that songwriting has given me the privilege of communicating with others, of being a part of something bigger than myself,” added the singer, with out revealing the quantity of the deal.

Shakira launched her debut album “Magia” in 1991 on the age of 13, and have become a worldwide star with “Laundry Service” in 2001.

Last month the legendary Bob Dylan, who was awarded Nobel Prize in Literature for creating “new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”, offered his publishing rights of greater than 600 songs to Universal Music Publishing Group.

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