Justin Bieber to Sell Music Rights to Hipgnosis Songs for $200 Million

San Francisco – January 26, 2023 – Cooley advised Justin Bieber in a $200 million deal to sell his music rights to Blackstone-backed Hipgnosis Songs Capital. Partners Michael Rhodes and Matt Hallinan led the Cooley team advising Bieber.

The deal is currently the largest music rights acquisition by Hipgnosis – and for any artist of Bieber’s generation to date. The deal includes a portion of Bieber’s publishing and recorded music catalog assets.

Bieber’s current music catalog includes six studio albums released between 2010 and 2021, as well as several remixes and compilation albums. He also has released dozens of singles and is a prolific song collaborator. During his 15-year career, Bieber has racked up eight #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and eight #1 albums on the Billboard 200, and he’s garnered critical acclaim with two Grammy awards and more than 20 Grammy nominations across a wide variety of genres, in addition to other awards.

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Related Contacts
Michael Rhodes  Partner San Francisco, Los Angeles – Downtown
Matt Hallinan  Partner Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Matthew D. Silverman  Special Counsel Los Angeles – Santa Monica
Jason Savich  Partner San Francisco
Kristin Leavy  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Edmond Lay  Associate San Diego
Rachel F. Katz  Associate New York
Harry Calkin  Associate London
Calvin Lee  Associate New York
David Bresnick  Partner London
Stephanie Gentile  Partner New York
Jacqueline Grise  Partner Washington, DC
Chris Coulter  Partner London
Aaron Pomeroy  Partner Colorado
James Maton  Partner London
Leo Spicer-Phelps  Associate London
Juan Nascimbene  Associate London
Matthew S. Scarano  Associate San Diego
Ellie Guadiana  Partner Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Joyce Kim  Associate Chicago
Veronica Rusu  Paralegal Specialist New York