Madonna says she will never sell the rights to her songs: ‘Ownership is everything’

Madonna owns her music and would like it to stay that way, as she recently said she would never sell the rights to her songs.

Many artists have recently decided to sell their entire music catalogs for a huge profit, but Madonna says she won’t jump on that bandwagon.

Some of the artists who have chosen to sell the rights to their songs include Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, The Beach Boys and Justin Timberlake.

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Madonna has made it clear that she will never sell the rights to her songs, unlike Justin Timberlake and other celebrities who recently sold their entire music catalogs. (Getty/Getty Images)

“These are my songs. Ownership is everything, isn’t it?” she explained in an interview with Variety. “I mean, that’s why [her manager Guy Oseary is] purchase [NFTs].”

While Madonna isn’t about selling the rights to her music, she isn’t against the idea of ​​creating new music or re-releasing her old hits with new material as a way to “present (his) music to a new generation”. “

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In late 2021, a remix of Madonna’s 1998 hit song “Frozen” by Sickick featuring Fireboy DML went viral on TikTok, and due to the song’s resurgence in popularity, the singer officially released the remix in December.

“I was like, ‘Hey, wait a minute. What is this? This is my song,'” she told People in May. “It all happened by divine inspiration, I guess, because once I heard them, I wanted to do more and make new versions of them that different people were singing and doing their take on.”

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After a remixed version of one of her songs went viral on TikTok, Madonna created an album of remixed versions of her 50 number one singles called “Finally Enough Love.” (Paras Griffin/Getty Images/Getty Images)

Inspired by Sickick’s remix, the “Material Girl” singer released “Finally Enough Love” in June. It is an album containing remixed versions of 16 of his 50 number one singles on the Billboard Dance Club charts over his 40-year career.

A longer version of the album featuring remixes of its 50 number one singles is set to be released on August 19. education.”

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Although the singer likes to re-release her old songs, she admits that she really wants to be on stage.

“All of this with ‘Frozen’ was so much fun, but I woke up one day and was like, ‘I’m sick of living in the past!'” she said. “I want to go back on tour, I’m a creature of the scene. This is my happy place.”

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While Madonna loves remixing her old songs, she admits that where she really wants to be is on stage. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images/Getty Images)

Madonna is also working on a biopic that will tell her life story. She decided to direct the film herself in order to have complete control of the narrative, telling Variety, “No one is going to tell my story except me.”

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Not much is known about the biopic, but it’s believed that “Ozark” actress Julia Garner is set to star as the pop music icon.

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