July 23, 2024

Queen’s legendary catalog has been acquired by Sony Music for £1 billion (approximately $1.27 billion). Sony has also acquired name and likeness rights, but Broadway rights and “other brand monetization” are not part of the deal – including revenue for live performances by founding members Brian May and Roger Taylor, who still tour with singer Adam Lambert.

Queen’s catalog includes “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions.” The total catalog has retained its global popularity and has proven enormously lucrative.

Hugely popular in the ’70s and ’80s, the band lost frontman Freddie Mercury in ’91 due to AIDS.

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