Friday, January 14, 2022

David Coverdale sells his Whitesnake and Deep Purple song catalog

David Coverdale has sold the rights to his Whitesnake and Deep Purple song catalog in a newly-announced deal with Round Hill Music.

The deal sees Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Limited acquire the music publishing, master rights and master rights royalties for, and entered into a long-term administration agreement for the neighboring rights income from, Coverdale’s catalog.

The deal includes classic Whitesnake tracks like “Here I Go Again”, “Crying In the Rain”, “Fool For Your Loving”, “Is This Love”, “Still Of the Night” and “Slow an’ Easy”, and material Coverdale contributed to during his three-album stint with Deep Purple in the 1970s – including 1974’s “Burn” and “Stormbringer”, and 1975’s “Come Taste The Band.”

“I am thrilled beyond words to joyfully 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 fine people at Round Hill,” says Coverdale. “I look forward immensely to working together with Josh Gruss and all at Round Hill to ensure the legacy of my existing works for future generations to enjoy.”

Josh Gruss, Chairman and CEO of Round Hill, the Company’s investment manager, commented: “David Coverdale is a true rock icon. As the frontman for 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 that followed him cannot be understated. To have been entrusted with David’s work is a proud day for Round Hill.”

Coverdale will launch his farewell world tour with Whitesnake in Dublin, Ireland on May 10.

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