“Tina Turner’s musical journey has inspired hundreds of millions of people around the world and continues to reach new audiences. We are honored to take on the job of managing Tina Turner’s musical and commercial interests,” BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch said in a statement. “It a responsibility we take seriously and will pursue diligently.”
On what motivated the deal, Turner said it’s “something personal” as an artist.
“Like any artist, the protection of my life’s work, my musical inheritance, is something personal,” the legendary singer said in a statement. “I am confident that with BMG and Warner Music my work is in professional and reliable hands.”
The now 81-year-old was the first female artist to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and has 10 solo studio albums, two live albums, two soundtracks, and five compilation records, which have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.
Turner will be inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame for a second time later this month.
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