Round Hill Music buys David Coverdale’s catalog from White Snake and strikes a deal with Nancy Wilson from Heart


Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Limited has acquired music publishing, master rights and master rights royalties for – and entered into a long-term administration agreement for neighboring rights revenue from – the rock leader’s catalog iconic David Coverdale.

David Coverdale is best known for his role in Whitesnake, of which he was a founding member.

He was also the lead singer of Deep Purple from 1973 to 1976, appearing on their albums To burn and Stormbringer both of which were certified gold in the UK before the band disbanded in 1976.

Following this, Coverdale released two solo albums white snake (1977) and north winds (1978).

After founding Whitesnake in 1978, Coverdale was present for all of the band’s major hits, including 1987’s multi-platinum self-titled album and the 1989 Slip of the tongue album.

In 1990 Coverdale co-wrote with Hans Zimmer and Billy Idol the song The last note of freedom for Tony Scott’s film thunder days.

The acquisition includes hit songs such as: Here we go again, Cry in the rain, crazy for your love, Is it love, Still of the night, Slow and easy, To burn and Stormbringer and the above The last note of freedom.

In 2016 Coverdale was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Meanwhile, Round Hill Music, through Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Ltd, also this week acquired what it calls a “significant share of master artist royalties” from the catalog of rock singer, songwriter and guitarist Nancy Wilson. ‘n’ Roll Heart, Hall of Fame inductees.

Round Hill has also entered into a long-term agreement to manage neighboring rights revenue from the catalog.

This deal includes a significant portion of Nancy Wilson’s lead artist royalties and a long-term agreement to administer neighboring rights revenue from her catalog and includes Wilson’s share of classic songs such as Barracuda, magic man, Only, Crazy of you and hit number 1 These dreams.

Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide to date, with their breakthrough coming in 1975 with the release of their double-platinum debut album. Dreamboat Annie, which generated the hits magic man and Crazy of you.

Their third studio album Little Queen reached double and triple platinum respectively in Canada and the United States.

In 1985, Heart released their eighth studio album which produced the band’s first No. 1 single. These dreams and was certified five times platinum and nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The group has received four Grammy nominations in total.

“To be entrusted with the work of David is a proud day for Round Hill.”

Josh Gruss, Round Hill

Josh Gruss, President and CEO of Round Hill, the firm’s investment manager, said: “David Coverdale is a true rock icon.

“As the frontman of two of the world’s greatest bands, Whitesnake and Deep Purple, he has blazed a trail since the early ’70s, and his legacy and influence on the generations of artists who followed him cannot be overstated. be underestimated.

“To be entrusted with the work of David is a proud day for Round Hill.”

“Heart are a band that have earned their place in rock and roll immortality and Nancy have been central to their incredible success over the past 45 years.”

Josh Gruss

Gruss added: “Heart are a band that have earned their place in rock and roll immortality and Nancy have been central to their incredible success over the past 45 years.

“He’s an icon and the longevity of his music is a testament to his incredible talent.”

“I look forward to working with Josh Gruss and all at Round Hill to ensure the legacy of my existing works for future generations to enjoy.”

David Coverdale

David Coverdale said: “I am thrilled beyond words to happily announce that my existing catalog of works, both songs and master recordings, which I have been involved in creating for over 50 years , is now in exceptionally safe hands with the good people at Round Hill.

“I look forward to working with Josh Gruss and all at Round Hill to ensure the legacy of my existing works for future generations to enjoy.”

“I am honored to work with the good people at Round Hill and look forward to a continued working relationship.”

Nancy Wilson

Nancy Wilson said, “I am honored to work with the good people at Round Hill and look forward to establishing an ongoing working relationship. »

“This important acquisition gives the company direct exposure to a timeless American rock band.”

Trevor Bowen, Round Hill

Trevor Bowen, Chairman of Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Limited, said: “The Board is delighted to provide RHM shareholders with access to David Coverdale’s legendary catalog of success as the frontman of one of the famous rock bands of all time, which helped define an era in music. We are excited to deploy capital into such high quality acquisitions while continuing to evaluate other attractive opportunities.

Bowen added, “We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of Nancy Wilson’s fantastic catalog of classic Heart tracks from across her career, including songs from her double and triple platinum albums.

“This important acquisition gives the company direct exposure to a timeless American rock band.”


Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Limited recently acquired what it calls a “significant” share of American country singer/songwriter Niko Moon’s publishing rights.

In September, Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Limited acquired 100% of master royalty income from 532 original recordings by American classic R&B group The O’Jays.The music industry around the world

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