Justin Bieber has just earned £162m - but there's a pretty big catch

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Justin Bieber has sold his stock of the rights to his euphony for a reported $200m (£162m).

Hipgnosis Songs Capital, who present ain the Canadian's stock of his backmost catalogue, volition present person a outgo anytime 1 of the songs is played successful public.

The institution person acquired the rights to the 290 songs Bieber released earlier 31 December 2021, which see the smash hits, Baby, Sorry and Love Yourself.

Musicians are progressively selling stakes successful their enactment to euphony funds - with stars including Justin Timberlake and Shakira besides striking deals with Hipgnosis.

However, the inclination is much communal among older artists, with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon each precocious securing multimillion-dollar deals for their work.

The Hipgnosis Songs Fund is simply a $1bn (£811m) task betwixt Hipgnosis Song Management and the fiscal steadfast Blackstone.

The money floated connected the London Stock Exchange successful July 2018.

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Merck Mercuriadis - who founded the money - has antecedently said deed songs tin beryllium "more invaluable than golden oregon oil".

On striking the woody with Bieber, helium said: "The interaction of Justin Bieber connected planetary civilization implicit the past 14 years has genuinely been remarkable.

"At lone 28 years of age, helium is 1 of a fistful of defining artists of the streaming epoch that has revitalized the full euphony industry, taking a loyal and worldwide assemblage with him connected a travel from teen improvement to culturally important artist."

Bieber's manager for 15 years, Scooter Braun, said: "When Justin made the determination to marque a catalogue deal, we rapidly recovered the champion spouse to sphere and turn this astonishing bequest was Merck and Hipgnosis."

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