Hipgnosis Songs Fund Acquires Michael Knox Catalog

The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its investment adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, have acquired Michael Knox’s producer royalties for the catalogue which includes all of Jason Aldean’s recordings for the duration of his agreement with Broken Bow Records, including his brand new album due for release later this year.

“Jason Aldean, as recognized by the Academy of Country Music, is undoubtedly country music’s most important artist of the last 15 years,” said Merck Mercuriadis, Founder of The Family (Music) Limited and Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited. “Behind him stands Michael Knox who is arguably the best ‘record man’ in Nashville with the responsibility of identifying great songs and producing great recordings. Theirs is a relationship that has not been seen since the days of George Jones and Billy Sherrill, and it’s an honor to welcome Michael into the Hipgnosis family. We are very excited to work with Michael, Jason, Jason’s management team, the peermusic team and Broken Bow. This is just the beginning of our endeavors in Nashville where we have the greatest respect for the creative community and its incomparable tradition of
great songs!”

“I am excited to be a part of the Hipgnosis movement,” said Knox. “Merck has shown a lot of excitement and appreciation for my 20 years of hard work. It’s difficult letting go of something I love so much but finding someone as passionate about music as I am, made this transition a lot easier.”

Knox has produced eight albums for Aldean, four of which consecutively reached Number 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Together with Aldean, Knox has sold over 35 million singles in addition to 18 million albums, and has 22 No. 1 hits on either the Billboard Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay’charts, including “Girl Like You” which is the No. 1 Airplay song of 2019 to date on the Country Aircheck Top Airplay Songs.

Hipgnosis, which was founded by Mercuriadis, is a Guernsey registered investment company established to offer investors a pure-play exposure to songs and associated musical intellectual property rights.

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