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Hipgnosis signs Jack Antonoff

By | Published on Thursday 12 December 2019

Jack Antonoff

The Hipgnosis Songs Fund has, of course – you now this, because it’s a daily occurrence – signed another deal to acquire some quality music rights that its investors can hopefully make a neat little return on.

This time it’s the songs of Jack Antonoff, who in recent years has built up an impressive list of co-writes with the likes of Taylor Swift, St Vincent, Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Zayn Malik, and more. He was also in the band Fun, but don’t hold that against him.

“I consider Jack to be amongst the most elite creators of our time”, says Hipgnosis founder Merck Mercuriadis. “The songs he has co-created with Fun, Taylor Swift, Lorde, St Vincent and Lana Del Ray are sublime and the very best in pop music with integrity. It’s a great privilege to welcome Jack into the Hipgnosis Songs family and we are very excited to be working together”.

Antonoff and his manager Tyler Childs add in a joint statement: “It’s an honour to partner with the Hipgnosis Songs family. Merck and his team have a great reverence for the craft of songwriting and have created a home where artistic integrity is at the forefront. We look forward to this new chapter”.

Hipgnosis will not own Antonoff’s catalogue outright, because he’s retaining a stake for himself, but he will work closely with the investment firm on the management of his songs.