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Hipgnosis acquires Christine McVie catalogue

By | Published on Monday 9 August 2021

Hipgnosis Songs Fund

Hipgnosis has announced a deal to acquire the catalogue of Christine McVie, best known, of course, as a member of Fleetwood Mac. She follows her former bandmate Lindsey Buckingham in doing a deal with the music rights firm.

McVie first joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970, having previously worked with the band as a session musician. She then wrote songs for and appeared on most of Fleetwood Mac’s albums. She left the band in the 1990s, but then rejoined in 2014. In addition to her extensive work with Fleetwood Mac, McVie has also released a number of solo albums over her career.

Confirming his company’s latest catalogue acquisition, Hipgnosis founder Merck Mercuriadis said: “Christine McVie is one of the greatest songwriters of all time having guided Fleetwood Mac to almost 150 million albums sold and making them one of the best-selling bands of all time globally”.

“In the last 46 years the band have had three distinct writers and vocalists, but Christine’s importance is amply demonstrated by the fact that eight of the sixteen songs on the band’s greatest hits albums are from Christine. It’s wonderful for us to welcome Christine to the Hipgnosis Family and particularly wonderful to reunite her once again at Hipgnosis with Lindsey Buckingham. Between Christine and Lindsey we now have 48 of 68 songs on the band’s most successful albums”.

McVie herself added: “I am so excited to belong to the Hipgnosis family, and THRILLED that you all regard my songs worthy of merit. I’d like to thank you all for your faith in me, and I’ll do all I can to continue this new relationship and help in any way I can! Thank you so much!”