Influence Media Partners has acquired Future’s publishing catalogue from 2004 to 2020.
The Grammy winning-artist’s catalogue spans 612 titles including hits with frequent collaborator Drake (Life Is Good, Jumpman) as well as Kendrick Lamar (King’s Dead), Rihanna (Selfish) and The Weeknd (Low Life), and his own solo hits like Mask Off.
The high-profile catalogue marks Influence Media's latest eight-figure acquisition and “builds on the company's commitment to investing in modern evergreens and cementing hip-hop and R&B’s high value in the music rights marketplace”, according to a statement.
The announcement was made by Rene McLean, Influence Media partner and founding advisor.
Rene McLean said: “Future is a cultural icon. He continues to be a blueprint for impact and success in the music industry and has reinvented music in ways that no one has ever expected. It is rare to find someone who moves music and culture at the same speed with his distinct vocal and melodic style. His prolific career and continued popularity more than 15 years into the game is a testament to his undeniable influence on the contemporary music and culture landscape. We're honoured to be partnered with him."
Future added: “I put everything into my music, and I wanted to make sure these were in good hands as I thought about the next chapter of these songs. I’m proud to partner up with Rene and the team at Influence Media and send a signal that this music has timeless value. My music is my art, and these songs represent some of the most precious artwork of my career.”
Future is a cultural icon... He continues to be a blueprint for impact and success in the music industry
“We consider Future an artist of the ages,” said Influence Media co-managing partner, Lynn Hazan. “He resonates across a spectrum of? demographics. We're so excited about this partnership, it's a fitting addition to our growing repertoire of top-tier talent and promotes our forward-thinking mission. During my tenure at Epic Records, I was able to work with and support Future throughout his pivotal career. Now at Influence, it feels like fate to be able to collaborate with him again alongside my dynamic partners to protect his legacy and works.”
Six of Future’s eight studio albums have reached No.1 on the US chart. He has placed 129 singles on the Hot 100, with four Top 10 hits and Two No.1s. His latest album, 2022’s I Never Liked You, debuted at No.1 in the US in May and earned him his highest debut week as a solo artist to date, with 222,000 equivalent album units.
This acquisition follows Influence’s recently announced $750 million fund platform to invest in high-value compositions from diverse artists with backing from BlackRock and Warner Music Group. Through this fund, the company has invested in over 20 catalogues from artists including Puerto Rican songwriter-producer Tainy, singer-songwriter Julia Michaels, songwriter Ali Tamposi, the hitmaking team The Stereotypes, singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez, and singer-songwriter Skyler Stonestreet.