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Tina Turner feels her life’s work is in ‘reliable hands’ after selling her ENTIRE catalog to BMG


Tina Turner feels her life’s work is in ‘professional, reliable hands’ after selling her ENTIRE catalog to BMG


Tina Turner has sold the artist’s share of her music rights to BMG, who will now be able to use her name and likeness for brand partnerships and more.

The company’s CEO Hartwig Masuch confirmed the news to Rolling Stone on Tuesday with a sweet statement on the superstar’s legendary career.

‘We all know how iconic Tina’s work is,’ the German music executive, 67, told the outlet. ‘When you look at the dimensions Tina’s career has entered even in the last few years between musicals and documentaries, there’s still so much untapped potential with her legacy.’ 

Big deal! Tina Turner has sold the artist’s share of her music rights to BMG, who will now be able to use her name and likeness for brand partnerships and more (pictured in 2012)

In the deal, BMG purchased Turner’s recordings ‘along with publishing rights, neighboring rights and her name, image and likeness.’  

Speaking of the news, Turner said: ‘Like any artist, the protection of my life’s work, my musical inheritance, is something personal.’

‘I am confident that with BMG and Warner Music, my work is in professional and reliable hands,’ the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll added. 

Impressive: The company's CEO Hartwig Masuch confirmed the news to Rolling Stone on Tuesday with a sweet statement on the superstar's legendary career; seen in 1992

Impressive: The company’s CEO Hartwig Masuch confirmed the news to Rolling Stone on Tuesday with a sweet statement on the superstar’s legendary career; seen in 1992

The mother-of-four rose to fame as one-half of the duo Ike & Tina Turner, before transitioning into a successful solo artist with 20 tracks on the Billboard Hot 100. 

Earlier this year, her life and work were chronicled in the 2021 documentary Tina. 

Additionally, in the film she discussed the years of horrific abuse she suffered during her marriage to Ike. 

'We all know how iconic Tina's work is,' the German music executive, 67, told the outlet. 'When you look at the dimensions Tina's career has entered even in the last few years between musicals and documentaries, there's still so much untapped potential with her legacy' (pictured in 2000)

‘We all know how iconic Tina’s work is,’ the German music executive, 67, told the outlet. ‘When you look at the dimensions Tina’s career has entered even in the last few years between musicals and documentaries, there’s still so much untapped potential with her legacy’ (pictured in 2000)

Throwback: Ike and Tina pictured with their son and step-sons in circa 1972

Throwback: Ike and Tina pictured with their son and step-sons in circa 1972 

In the documentary, she explains the reason she decided to come forward in the 1980s about her years of physical, emotional and sexual abuse by Ike was that even after the split, interviewers insisted on asking her about their partnership.

‘After all the success I have had, people were still talking about Ike and Tina,’ she said.  

‘I wasn’t interested in telling that ridiculously embarrassing story of my life. But I felt that’s one way I could get the journalists off my back.’  

Shocking: Earlier this year, her life and work were chronicled in the 2021 documentary Tina, which also discussed the years of horrific abuse she suffered during her marriage to Ike

Shocking: Earlier this year, her life and work were chronicled in the 2021 documentary Tina, which also discussed the years of horrific abuse she suffered during her marriage to Ike

Turner admitted that even today, she still has flashbacks of being beaten.

‘That scene comes back, you’re dreaming, the real picture’s there — it’s like a curse,’ she said.

Erwin later compared her to a shellshocked ‘soldier coming back from the war’. 

Queen of Rock 'n' Roll: The mother-of-four rose to fame as one-half of the duo Ike & Tina Turner, before transitioning into a successful solo artist with 20 tracks on the Billboard Hot 100

Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll: The mother-of-four rose to fame as one-half of the duo Ike & Tina Turner, before transitioning into a successful solo artist with 20 tracks on the Billboard Hot 100

Speaking of the news, Turner said: 'Like any artist, the protection of my life’s work, my musical inheritance, is something personal' (seen in 1985)

Speaking of the news, Turner said: ‘Like any artist, the protection of my life’s work, my musical inheritance, is something personal’ (seen in 1985)

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