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 2 years ago '16        #1
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LordChaos  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x69
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NO I.D. sells his Entire Catalog
 

 
Hipgnosis Songs has acquired the entire music royalty catalog of frequent Kanye West and Jay-Z collaborator Ernest "Dion" Wilson, better known as No I.D. Considered the "Godfather of Chicago Hip-Hop," No I.D.’s songs and productions over the years have been streamed more than 7 billion times and include such hits as "Run This Town" by Jay-Z featuring West and Rihanna; "Holy Grail" by Jay-Z featuring Justin Timberlake; West’s "Black Skinhead"; and "Kiss Me" by Ed Sheeran, among many others.

Technically, Hipgnosis has acquired 100% of No I.D.’s worldwide copyrights and publishing royalties — including writer’s share of income — in the 273-song catalog. No I.D. rose to fame in 1994 with his production work on Common’s critically acclaimed sophomore album Resurrection. He began his partnership with Jay-Z with 2007’s American Gangster album and subsequently worked on major releases like The Blueprint 3, Magna Carta Holy Grail and 4:44. He started working with West in 2008 on the seminal 808s & Heartbreak, and the collaboration continued with My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Yeezus. He has also worked with Drake, Big Sean and Nas.

"The words NO I.D. are a stamp of excellence on any album," said Merck Mercuriadis, founder of Hipgnosis Songs. "From Kanye West’s '808s & Heartbreak’, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ and 'Yeezus’ to Jay-Z’s astonishing run from 'American Gangster’ through 'The Blueprint 3’, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail’ and '4:44’, Dion has been in the middle of everything that is great about Hip Hop for more than two decades. He is a special creator and everyone in the Hipgnosis Family is proud to have him standing next to us."

No I.D. added, "Not many have the best intentions for the artist and the creators. Merck and the Hipgnosis team have shown that they are a safe home for the songs that score our lives."
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 2 years ago '09        #2
NLSP42  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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Damn

Too bad this didn't hit royalty exhange
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 2 years ago '15        #3
Brewklyner  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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Get that $ and retire live somewhere near a shore . What else u want


Last edited by Brewklyner; 08-13-2020 at 12:49 PM..
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 2 years ago '16        #4
LordChaos  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x69 OP
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*shrug*
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 2 years ago '04        #5
skillahmang 
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Its smart if its only for 20 years and he can still leave it to his family
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 2 years ago '09        #6
The Bully  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x44
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Rodney Jerkins sold his catalog to the same company too. I think they're buying into a share of the company and in the long run that share may end up being worth more than what they make off royalties.
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 2 years ago '19        #7
GetYaCoinsKing  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 NLSP42 said
Damn

Too bad this didn't hit royalty exhange
Have you bought any rights off there? I've been considering it but not sure if worth it.
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 2 years ago '13        #8
CrunchTime CDN  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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Why these fools keep doing this?
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 2 years ago '05        #9
g-thang 
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I would never want to give up my rights

Makes you think what he is up to or going through
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 2 years ago '19        #10
Punch Out 
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How much he sold it for?
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Top 10 most propped recently  2 years ago '19        #11
FrivolousSports 
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 CrunchTime CDN said
Why these fools keep doing this?
Why are they fools for building something then selling it ? Nobody can predict the future with this pandemic give me that money now
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 2 years ago '17        #12
Pythagoras  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 The Bully said
Rodney Jerkins sold his catalog to the same company too. I think they're buying into a share of the company and in the long run that share may end up being worth more than what they make off royalties.


Interesting.
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 2 years ago '04        #13
justinjones 
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 The Bully said
Rodney Jerkins sold his catalog to the same company too. I think they're buying into a share of the company and in the long run that share may end up being worth more than what they make off royalties.
the-dream did too
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 2 years ago '17        #14
LurkinSince2012 
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That’s kind of surprising. Hope he got a good payout but man...that seems like a lot to give up
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 2 years ago '17        #15
Pythagoras  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 CrunchTime CDN said
Why these fools keep doing this?
Because they think the present value of their catalog (aka the future royalties) is worth less than what they're selling it for.

Vice versa, the buyers think the present value of those same royalties is worth more than what they're paying the seller.

One side will be right, one will not. Either way, it doesn't make sense to totally dismiss artists selling their royalty rights as if it's always a bad deal for the artist. That's not how business works.
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 2 years ago '17        #16
Pythagoras  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Its Dark At 9 said
As old as he is & experienced in the rap music industry, I'm actually shocked he would do such a thing

DJ Paul & Juicy J NEVER sold theirs.....I know times are hard, but even those two aren't going to do that, ever
You n*ggas be emotional about business matters. If Paul and J were offered hundreds of millions for their catalog they'd sell it asap. Everyone has a price.


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 2 years ago '17        #17
QdobaCasanova 
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 Its Dark At 9 said
As old as he is & experienced in the rap music industry, I'm actually shocked he would do such a thing

DJ Paul & Juicy J NEVER sold theirs.....I know times are hard, but even those two aren't going to do that, ever
Some people dont give a fu*k like that. Holding onto your royalties is just as much of a financial move as it is a figurative one.

“Owning” something you created versus pawning it off and someone else taking it and doing whatever.

I can’t condemn him for probably feeling his legacy is cemented and just being like “iite give me 10 million; im out”
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 2 years ago '05        #18
Soprano ATL  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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I mean, the vast majority of his catalog isn’t going to continue to bring him in any money. If he got a large enough sum for all of it, it’s likely good business. Sometimes the peace of mind is worth it.
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 2 years ago '18        #19
NBA  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x9
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What’s the number though?

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 2 years ago '17        #20
fallinginpie 
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Honestly you can just make more music lol DJ mustard mentioned he sold his for like 15mill and was like thats old sh*t. He still working
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 2 years ago '04        #21
absolut 
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 2 years ago '13        #22
boopityboop  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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This company is getting everybody







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 2 years ago '04        #23
Tastemaker331  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x28
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It’s NO I.D.
It’s me plus 3
VIP
Never get served, I need my heat
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 2 years ago '17        #24
TeamBrinkz 
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maybe just a personal opinion but the big pay off on royalties is when kids/generations grow up and start listening to classic stuff again heavily, I don't currently see that happening in todays climate, I would sell any & everything that was ever sampled, might hang on to stuff if it's original composition w/ musical instrumentation etc. I think it's a bad idea to invest in nostalgic content in todays climate, everything is so expendable that it's not sticking w/ people like it did in the 80's-90's etc.
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 2 years ago '18        #25
Tony Prosper 
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