David Bowie Estate Forms Career-Spanning Partnership With Warner Music Group

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Warner Music Group has acquired worldwide rights to David Bowie's recorded music catalog as per a global, career-spanning partnership that WMG signed with the music legend's estate.

Expanding on Warner Music's current agreement with the estate, which encompasses Bowie material from 1968 to 1999, the new licensing agreement will include the entirety of Bowie's 2000-2016 creative outpouring. Heathen, Reality, The Next Day, and the worldwide No.1 album Blackstar are among the acclaimed works that will come into the Warner Music fold in 2023.

Much of Bowie's catalog became part of the Warner Music family in 2013, when WMG acquired the historic London-based Parlophone Label Group. Since then, Warner Music and the Bowie estate have jointly embarked on an extensive, award-winning program of releases.

Max Lousada, CEO, Recorded Music, Warner Music Group said, "We're excited that our expanded partnership with the Bowie estate will help us deliver innovative, career-spanning projects and attract new generations to his extraordinary musical universe."

David Bowie died after battle with cancer on January 10, 2016.

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