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Hipgnosis acquires music catalogue from Emile Haynie

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (“Hipgnosis” or the “Company”)

Acquisition of Music Catalogue


The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its Investment Adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, are pleased to announce that the Company has acquired a music catalogue from Emile Haynie, an award-winning American producer who has collaborated on some of the most iconic hip hop and pop albums of all time.

In 2009 and 2010, Emile Hayne collaborated as an executive producer on Kid Cudi’s three times Grammy Nominated ‘Man on the Moon: The End of Day’ and ‘Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager’ which were respectively certified 2x platinum and platinum in the US and which remain two of the most influential hip hop albums of all time.

Emile Haynie also produced Lana Del Rey’s 2012 album ‘Born to Die’, which reached Number 1 in five countries including the UK and is certified 3x platinum in the UK and platinum in the US. ‘Born to Die’ was the fifth bestselling album of 2012 globally and has been streamed over 1 billion times on Spotify alone. Emile Haynie also produced the fourth single from the album ‘Summertime Sadness’ which is certified 4x platinum in the US and 2x platinum in the UK.

The Catalogue increases our exposure to Bruno Mars’ Grammy Award album 'Unorthodox Jukebox' which reached Number 1 in the US and UK and is certified 4x platinum in the US and 3x platinum in the UK. This included producing, alongside Jeff Bhasker, the Grammy Award nominated and US Number 1 'Locked Out Of Heaven' which is certified 7x platinum in the US and 2x platinum in the UK and the US platinum singles 'Young Girls' and 'Gorilla'.

Emile Haynie has also collaborated on Adele’s US diamond certified album ‘25’, which reached number 1 in 32 countries including the US and UK and with over 25 million copies sold is one of the best selling albums of all time, Eminem’s 2010 album ‘Recovery’ which was nominated for two Grammy Awards winning “Best Rap Album” and is certified 3x platinum in the US and the UK as well as Fun’s Grammy Award winning and US 3x Platinum album ‘Some Nights.  

The Catalogue also includes the successful hit songs ‘Runaway’ by Kanye West featuring Pusha T which is certified platinum in the US, ‘Headlights’ by Eminem featuring Nate Ruess which is certified platinum in the US and ‘River’ by Eminem featuring Ed Sheeran which is certified platinum in the UK as well as songs performed by Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa, FKA Twigs, Ian Brown, Lady Gaga, Pink, Emeli Sande, The Rolling Stones, ASAP Rocky, Drake, SZA, London Grammar, Mark Ronson and Florence and the Machine.

Hipgnosis has acquired 100% of Emile Haynie’s worldwide copyrights, including publishing and writer share, as well as  producer royalty income streams, of his catalogue comprising 122 songs. 

Emile Haynie was represented by Neil Jacobson at Crescent Drive Productions and Renee Karalian at Carroll Guido Groffman Cohen Bar & Karalian, LLP.

Merck Mercuriadis, Founder of The Family (Music) Limited and Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, said:
“I’m delighted to welcome Emile to the Hipgnosis family. He is one of the most influential producers of the last decade and with Lana Del Ray, Kid Cudi, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Fun and many others he has made important records that have inspired so many other great creators.” 

Neil Jacobson said
“Emile’s catalogue contains so many works that were culture shifting moments in music. From Kid Cudi’s “Man on the Moon” albums (whom Emile helped to discover) to Lana Del Reys first album “Born to die” to singles like “Runaway” by Kanye and “Locked out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars. There’s a depth and a grit to Emile’s sound which is the through line to all these works and is palpable to all those that love amazing production.”

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