Tame Impala's Kevin Parker Sells Full Music Catalog

And extends his deal for all of his future works.

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Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker has sold his entire music catalog to Sony Music Publishing and extended his deal for all of his future works. The deal marks an expansion of the publisher’s 15-year partnership with the artist, who currently boasts four albums, myriad singles and extensive writing work with neighboring musicians.

Parker’s songwriting catalog includes tracks for Rihanna, Travis Scott, Dua Lipa, Mick Jagger, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Gorillaz, Mark Ronson, The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, Kid Cudi, Flaming Lips, A$AP Rocky, Lil Yachty, Don Toliver, Daft Punk and Miguel, among others. His latest work includes a majority of the songs on Dua Lipa’s new record, Radical Optimism.

On the sale, Parker said, “The idea of passing on ownership of my songs is one that I don’t think about very lightly, at all. They are the fruit of my blood, sweat and creativity over all the years I’ve been a recording artist and songwriter so far. I have a lot of love and trust for the Sony publishing family and have only had great experiences with Damian Trotter and the rest of the gang worldwide. I don’t think my songs could be in any safer hands than Sony’s, and I’m excited for the future and happy I can keep working with them on whatever the future brings…”

Sony Music Publishing’s chief executive Jon Platt added, “I have always admired Kevin Parker and I believe he is one of the most versatile songwriters of our time. Kevin has built a catalog of songs with incredible range and enduring power, and he has always stayed true to his vision. It is a privilege to represent his music, and we are committed to broadening his legacy of success.”

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