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Hipgnosis acquires catalogue of producer Andy Wallace

By | Published on Thursday 13 May 2021

Hipgnosis Songs Fund

Hipgnosis has announced that it has acquired the catalogue of producer, mixer and engineer Andy Wallace, who has worked with artists including Prince, Foo Fighters, Guns N Roses, Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Run DMC, Coldplay, Jeff Buckley and Slayer. 

“Andy has shaped the sound of great records for almost 40 years now and from seminal albums such as Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ to Jeff Buckley’s iconic ‘Grace’ and through landmark albums for Coldplay, Foo Fighters et al, he has had an award winning career that has defined what rock music sounds like”, says Hipgnosis founder Merck Mercuriadis. “It’s fantastic to welcome him to the Hipgnosis family”.

Wallace adds: “The records that I have worked on and the incredible artists that I have had the opportunity to work with throughout my career are very dear to me. I am extremely pleased and honoured that so many people have enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, this music. I am delighted to establish this arrangement with Hipgnosis and Merck Mercuriadis with whom I’ve had a long and fruitful relationship, and I’m fully confident that this substantial body of my work will be in the best of hands moving forward”.

Beginning his career in the early 80s, Wallace’s first hit was in 1986 with Aerosmith and Run DMC’s ‘Walk This Way’, which he engineered.