(CelebrityAccess) – Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited has acquired a 100% interest in the music catalog of American record producer, songwriter, music publisher and multiple Grammy winner Christopher “Tricky” Stewart.
The catalog is comprised of 121 songs including eight US Top 10 Pop singles, three US No.1 Pop singles, and multiple Grammy winners.
Stewart has written for the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Madonna, Mariah Carey Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, Rick Ross, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Scherzinger and Ciara among countless others.
The deal follows a number of other high-profile acquisitions by Hipgnosis this year including catalogs from Chic co-founder Bernard Edwards, songwriter Jason Boyd (AKA Poo Bear), British songwriting and music production team TMS, and The-Dream.
Commenting on the aquisition, Merck Mercuriadis, Founder of The Family (Music) Limited and Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, said: “This is a tremendously important acquisition for Hipgnosis and me. In addition to giving us greater ownership of multiple Grammy Award-winning No.1 songs like Rihanna’s Umbrella and Beyoncé’s Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) we are also reuniting the catalogs of Tricky Stewart and The-Dream who are arguably the finest song-writing duo of their time.
“These songs are big pop successes but it’s sophisticated music of the highest order and these songs are already classics not to mention by the culturally most important artists of their time. Tricky is a tremendous individual, writer, producer and musician whose work backs up all of the tremendous accolades and success. This is family!”
Stewart added: “There is a right way and wrong way to do everything. The sale of my catalog to Hipgnosis is right for me. Selling to a friend who is fuelled by purpose, motivated to do great things, with a disruptive spirit and vigour caught my attention, and ultimately led to me completing this transaction.”