Judas Priest's Glenn Tipton Sells 50% of Song Catalog to Reach Music

Glenn Tipton, the legendary guitarist of heavy metal band Judas Priest, has reportedly sold 50% of his song catalog to Reach Music, a London-based music publisher. The financial details of the deal have not been disclosed.

Tipton, who co-wrote many of Judas Priest's classic songs, including "Breaking the Law," "Living After Midnight," and "You've Got Another Thing Coming," has been a member of the band since 1974. His songwriting contributions have been a significant part of Judas Priest's success and enduring influence on heavy metal music.

Reach Music is a well-established music publisher that represents a diverse roster of songwriters and catalogs. The acquisition of Tipton's song catalog is a significant addition to their portfolio and underscores their commitment to representing the works of iconic artists.

Music rights can take various forms, including performing rights, mechanical rights, and sync rights. Music rights societies, such as ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC, help administer and collect royalties for these rights on behalf of songwriters and publishers. Who owns the right to music can be a complex issue, as it can depend on various factors, including the specific terms of songwriting agreements and copyright law.

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