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Hipgnosis announces deal with Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx

By | Published on Tuesday 1 September 2020

Nikki Sixx

Your old friend the Hipgnosis Songs Fund has announced its latest deal, acquiring a stake in the royalties generated by the music of Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx.

“Mötley Crüe were single-handedly responsible for the Los Angeles rock explosion of the 1980s paving the way for everyone that came in their wake and putting rock music back onto Top 40 radio and the pop charts”, says Hipgnosis founder Merck Mercuriadis, in his typically understated fashion.

“Nikki was the catalyst and architect of all of that”, he goes on, “and we are delighted to welcome him to the Hipgnosis family”.

Sixx adds: “Merck and his team at Hipgnosis are an artist-friendly, forward-thinking company. Looking to the future, I am grateful that they will treat my music with great care and respect”.

Under the deal, Hipgnosis will now receive 100% of the songwriter and performer royalties due to Sixx through the collective licensing system from his 305 song catalogue, which covers Mötley Crüe and his current band Sixx:AM, as well as other projects.