Tame Impala sells entire music catalogue to Sony

Australian hitmaker Tame Impala's entire music catalogue has been bought by Sony Music.

Australian hitmaker Tame Impala's entire music catalogue has been bought by Sony Music. Photo: Getty

Tame Impala has sold his entire music catalogue to Sony Music Publishing.

The Borderline hitmaker, whose real name is Kevin Parker, has reached a global deal with the label which is said to include all his past and future releases including work he’s done for Rihanna, Mick Jagger, Gorillaz and Mark Ronson.

“The idea of passing on ownership of my songs is one that I don’t think about very lightly, at all,” he said in a statement.

“They are the fruit of my blood, sweat and creativity over all the years I’ve been a recording artist and songwriter so far.”

Exact details of the agreement have not been made public at this time.

“I have a lot of love and trust for the Sony publishing family and have only had great experiences with Damian Trotter and the rest of the gang worldwide,” the musician said.

“I don’t think my songs could be in any safer hands than Sony’s, and I’m excited for the future and happy I can keep working with them on whatever the future brings.”

Meanwhile, Sony Music Publishing CEO and chairman Jon Platt praised Parker’s “versatile” songwriting catalogue.

“I have always admired Kevin Parker and I believe he is one of the most versatile songwriters of our time,” he said.

“Kevin has built a catalogue of songs with incredible range and enduring power, and he has always stayed true to his vision.

“It is a privilege to represent his music, and we are committed to broadening his legacy of success.”

As Tame Impala, Parker has released four studio albums and plenty of singles, while his songwriting credits include work with Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk and The Weeknd.

Most recently, Parker teamed up with Dua Lipa on several tracks for her latest album Radical Optimism.


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