Hipgnosis Songs has acquired the music catalogue of Mötley Crüe bassist and lead songwriter Nikki Sixx.
The musician and producer has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide as part of the legendary US band and has co-written, achieving seven platinum or multi-platinum certifications. He has also produced for artists such as the Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones and rock legends Lita Ford, Alice Cooper and Meat Loaf.
Hipgnosis has acquired 100% of Nikki Sixx’s writer’s share of PRO income and writer’s Sound Exchange in respect of the catalogue which contains 305 songs.
Merck Mercuriadis, founder of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and The Family (Music) Limited, said: “Mötley Crüe were single handedly responsible for the Los Angeles rock explosion of the 1980s paving the way for everyone that came in their wake and putting rock music back onto Top 40 radio and the pop charts. Nikki was the catalyst and architect of all of that and we are delighted to welcome him to the Hipgnosis family.”
Merck and his team at Hipgnosis are an artist-friendly, forward-thinking company
Nikki Sixx, Mötley Crüe
Sixx said: “Merck and his team at Hipgnosis are an artist-friendly, forward-thinking company. Looking to the future I am grateful that they will treat my music with great care and respect.”
Hipgnosis recently exceeded its latest fundraising target of £200 million after its new share placing was oversubscribed.