ock ‘n’ roll icon Tina Turner has sold rights to her music catalog that spans six decades, including hits “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and “The Best,” to BMG, the music company announced Tuesday.
The deal means that her name, image and the artist’s and writer’s shares of her recordings — which have altogether sold more than 100 million records — are now owned by the media giant. BMG said it will be a partner with Turner in her music interests, and Warner Music will continue to be Turner’s record company.
“Tina Turner’s musical journey has inspired hundreds of millions of people around the world and continues to reach new audiences,” said BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch in a news release. “We are honored to take on the job of managing Tina Turner’s musical and commercial interests. It is a responsibility we take seriously and will pursue diligently. She is truly and simply, the best.”