The Pointer Sisters’ catalog sold to BMG
The Pointer Sisters‘ music is the latest to be sold off.
Billboard reports BMG has made a deal to acquire the rights to the original masters of albums the R&B group made from 1978 to 1988. That’s nine albums in total and includes rights to hits like “I’m So Excited,” “Jump (For My Love),” “Automatic” and more.
William Briggs II, the family’s attorney, released a statement on behalf of Anita Pointer’s estate, noting she “would have been pleased” that the group’s legacy will “live on long past her.” Anita passed away in December and her sister June died in 2006, with Ruth Pointer the last surviving original member of the group.
Thomas Scherer, BMG president of repertoire & marketing New York and Los Angeles, says they are “so excited” to be able to work with the Pointer Sisters’ catalog, noting there are plans to explore things like book deals, possibly a documentary and even an exhibition of the sisters’ performance outfits.
BMG has already acquired the publishing rights of several artists, including Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood, Tina Turner and Peter Frampton.
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