Hipgnosis buys catalogue from Michael Knox –
Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited has acquired a music catalogue from Michael Knox, an American music producer best known for discovering and producing for the American country music singer Jason Aldean.
In April, the three times ‘Entertainer of the Year’ winner, Jason Aldean was named by the Academy of Country Music (ACM) as its ‘Artist of the Decade’.
Michael Knox has produced eight albums for Jason Aldean, four of which consecutively reached Number 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Together with Jason Aldean, Michael Knox has sold over 35 million singles in addition to 18 million albums, and has 22 Number 1 hits on either the Billboard ‘Hot Country Songs’ or ‘Country Airplay’ charts, including “Girl Like You
” which is the Number 1 Airplay song of 2019 to date on the ‘Country Aircheck’ Top Airplay Songs.
The albums include the eponymous debut ‘Jason Aldean’ (2005), ‘Relentless’ (2007), ‘Wide Open’ (2009), ‘My Kinda Party’ (2010), ‘Night Train’ (2012), ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ (2014), ‘They Don’t Know’ (2016) and most recently ‘Rearview Town’ (2018).
Jason Aldean has been nominated for more than 115 music awards by the Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, American Music Awards, iHeart Radio, the Academy Of Country Music, the Country Music Association, American Country Awards and Country Music Television, and has won 28 times.
Michael Knox is currently the Senior-Vice President of peermusic Nashville. Prior to this Knox was an executive at Warner Chappell Music. In 2011, Knox won ‘Album of the Year’ from the Country Music Association for his production on ‘My Kinda Party’ by Jason Aldean. In 2012, he won two Academy of Country Music awards for Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay
‘. He won the Academy of Country Music award for Vocal Event in 2013 for producing ‘The Only Way I Know
‘, with Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Eric Church. In 2018 Michael Knox launched the syndicated radio show Knox Country 360 as well as a joint venture with BMG on Music Knox Records.
Hipgnosis has acquired 100% of Michael Knox’s producer royalties for the catalogue which will include all of Jason Aldean’s recordings for the duration of his agreement with the Broken Bow Records label including his brand new album due for release later this year.
[As usual, we have no idea what the catalogue cost or what it might earn for Hipgnosis shareholders.]
SONG : Hipgnosis buys catalogue from Michael Knox