Album releases, artist feuds, copyright lawsuits, royalty payments... find all this and more in the "Music News" category of Celebrity Net Worth.
Nelly Just Sold Half His Music Catalog For $50 Million
Not only did Nelly just make $50 million, but the sale also values his catalog at $100 million.
Early In His Career 50 Cent Live In An $800-A-Month Apartment And Had $38 Million In The Bank
50 Cent said he upgraded his digs in a massive way, purchasing a house in Connecticut that belonged to Mike Tyson. He reportedly spent $4.1 million on the property, then invested another $10 million on expansions and renovations before selling it off.
Mötley Crüe's War With Guitarist Mick Mars Has Exposed Some Fascinating Band Financials
In the 1980s Mötley Crüe was all about "girls, girls, girls." Today the rockers are spending significantly more time with "lawyers, lawyers, lawyers."
50 Cent Claims He's "Been A Billionaire Since 2007"
On a recent podcast, 50 Cent made the outlandish claim that he has been a billionaire "since 2007." Me too.
Diddy's "I'll Be Missing You" Royalty Payments To Sting Are Even Higher Than We Thought
For several decades Sting made $2,000 a day in royalties from the song "Every Breath You Take" largely thanks to something Diddy forgot to do back in the 1990s. And actually, Diddy recently claimed the number is even higher…
Want To Own Kanye West's Publishing Catalog? It's For Sale, But Considering The Annual Royalty Income, It's Not Going To Be Cheap…
Kanye West has scored plenty of big hits over the years. But he may be looking to sell his music catalog for a huge payday.
Irv Gotti Just Sold The Murder Inc. Masters For $300 Million
If the reports are accurate, Irv Gotti just inked a deal to sell Murder Inc.'s master recordings for $300 million.
Pink Floyd Members Are Seeking Offers For Their Catalog – Could Be The Biggest Deal Ever
The members of Pink Floyd are reportedly shopping their catalog for what will almost certainly be one of the biggest music sales in history.
I Really, Really, Really Hope Nas Sold His Coinbase Shares Months Ago
One of the biggest stories of 2021 was Nas potentially making $100+ million off the Coinbase IPO. I really, really, really hope he sold whatever shares he had months ago.
Drake Just Signed A $400 Million Deal With Universal – One Of The Biggest Deals In Music History
Drake has signed an enormous "multi-faceted" deal with Universal Music Group. The deal includes publishing interests, merchandise, touring and more. It's one of the largest deals in entertainment history.
David Bowie's Estate Sells His Publishing Catalog For $250 Million
The deal is reportedly worth "upwards of $250 million," and includes the publishing rights for virtually everything Bowie wrote over the course of his long career in popular music.
Divorce Court Filings Disclose Dr. Dre's Assets, Checking Account Balance And Average Monthly Income… And A Settlement May Have Been Reached!
Dr. Dre's ugly divorce battle may be close to reaching a settlement. And in an effort to reach that settlement, Dre just released a detailed accounting of his current assets, monthly income and more.
Sting Reportedly Seeking Publishing Catalog Deal For $250 Million
Some sources have it that Universal Music Publishing is currently the likeliest candidate to seal the Sting deal, while others claim he might make a more in-house deal with Sony Music Publishing, which owns the catalog now.
Bruce Springsteen Reportedly Wants To Sell The Rights To His Catalog, Which Could Be Worth More Than $400 Million
Springsteen is reportedly almost done with a deal to sell the rights to his recorded catalog, while a deal for his publishing rights aren't quite as far along.
Music Publisher Primary Wave Now Owns The Largest Percentage Share Of Prince's Estate
When Prince died, he didn't leave behind a will. And now, a music publishing company is acquiring the rights to his music from his siblings.