Justin Timberlake sells entire song catalogue in $100 million deal

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Justin Timberlake has sold his entire music catalogue to Hipgnosis Song Management.

Representatives for the company announced on Friday that the Cry Me a River singer has signed a contract for his publishing rights.

Hipgnosis will now also own Justin's copyright and a share in his public performance income going forward.

According to editors at The Wall Street Journal, the deal is worth approximately $100 million (£79.1 million).

"I am excited to be partnering with (Hipgnosis founder and chief executive Merck Mercuriadis)," said Justin in a statement. "He values artists and their creative work and has always been a strong supporter of songwriters and storytelling. I look forward to entering this next chapter."

With the deal, Justin joins the ranks of Shakira and Neil Young, who both sold portions of their music catalogues to Hipgnosis in January.

"Justin's incredible catalogue will join other amazing works at Hipgnosis which we know will serve as a great steward of his work," Merck added. "We look forward to a great partnership between Justin and Hipgnosis."

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