Sting Sells His Entire Solo and The Police Song Catalog E! News UK

Today, Universal Music Publishing Group announced the acquisition of Sting’s career music catalog, winner of 17 GRAMMY awards. The deal is rumored to be worth £220m.

This historic and comprehensive global deal for the catalog of one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed songwriters of the past half-century encompasses the entirety of Sting’s solo works as well as those with The Police, including “Roxanne”, “Every Breath You Take”, “Shape Of My Heart”, “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You”, “Fields Of Gold”, “Desert Rose”, “Message in a Bottle”, ” Englishman in New York” and “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”, among countless other global hits.

A British-born composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author and activist, Sting has sold over 100 million albums throughout his illustrious career and created some of the most recognizable and defining pop songs on the the cultural plan of recent decades. As co-founder, frontman and bassist of The Police, alongside Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers, Sting became one of the best-selling artists in the world. The Police released five studio albums between 1978 and 1983, winning six GRAMMY Awards and two Brit Awards. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

Sting, led by Martin Kierszenbaum/Cherrytree Music Company, is also one of the world’s most distinctive, prolific and acclaimed solo artists, having released fifteen studio albums between 1985’s debut album “The Dream of Blue Turtles” and his most recent, ‘The Bridge,’ released November 2021. Sting’s acclaimed albums include UK No. 1s ‘…Nothing Like the Sun’, ‘The Soul Cages’, ‘Ten Summoner’s Tales’, ‘Mercury Falling’,

“Sacred Love”, “Brand New Day”, and more. Sting has received 11 additional GRAMMY Awards for his solo works, three other Brit Awards, including the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Music Award in 2003, a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000.

Sting said, “I’m thrilled to have Jody and the team at UMPG curating and managing my catalog of songs. It’s absolutely essential to me that all of my career work has a home where it’s valued and respected – not only to connect with longtime fans in new ways, but also to introduce my songs to new audiences. , musicians and generations. Throughout my career, I’ve had a long and successful relationship with UMG as my label partner, under the watchful guidance of Lucian, so it felt natural to unite everything in one trusted house, so as I head back to the studio, ready for the next chapter. .”

One of music’s most popular live artists, Sting will resume his “My Songs” world tour next month, followed by his critically acclaimed Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in June 2022.

Sting was represented in the transaction by Allen Grubman along with partners Joe Brenner and Stuart Prager.

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