Hipgnosis Buys Songwriter Sam Hollander’s Catalog
Hipgnosis has acquired the 499-song catalog of hit songwriter Sam Hollander.
Most not too long ago, Hollander co-wrote the Billboard Scorching 100 Prime 5 hit, Panic! On the Disco’s “Excessive Hopes,” which has additionally spent 32 weeks at No. 1 on the Scorching Rock Songs chart. The track has bought almost 5 million copies and has been streamed 1 million instances, in keeping with Hipgnosis.
Amongst Hollander’s different hits are “Say Amen (Saturday Evening),’” “Look Ma” and “Emperor’s New Garments” by Panic! At The Disco, “HandClap” by Fitz & The Tantrums, “Rock Me” by One Route, “Cupid’s Chokehold” by Gymnasium Class Heroes and “Marry Me” by Practice.
“Sam Hollander has a sizzling hand. His quite a few collaborations with Panic! At The Disco have been ruling the airwaves for nearly 5 years now and setting new requirements of success,” stated Merck Mercuriadis, founding father of Hipgnosis, in an announcement. “From Panic! to One Route and Fitz and The Tantrums he at all times helps to ship the crossover hit that each band needs and wishes.”
Hollander added, “Once I started the method of promoting my catalogue to Hipgnosis, it felt like I used to be becoming a member of the 1927 Yankees. The legends Merck, Nile [Rodgers], my previous buddy [and] hero, and their unbelievable crew have a ahead pondering sport plan that’s each daring and thrilling.”
Hipgnosis has been on a spending spree since Mercuriadis fashioned Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd., in 2017, finally elevating greater than $300 million, and making its first buy, a stake within the 300-plus track catalog of producer/songwriter The-Dream.
The corporate started buying and selling on the London Inventory Trade final July. In 2019, it raised one other $185 million. There have been almost acquisitions in all, the newest of that are the catalogs of Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Ari Levine (one-third of The Smeezingtons), Al Jackson Jr. (“Let’s Keep Collectively,” “Inexperienced Onions”), and, earlier this week, the catalog of nation producer Michael Knox.