Hipgnosis Songs, the music IP funding firm launched by Merck Mercuriadis, former supervisor of Beyoncé and Weapons N’ Roses amongst others, has acquired the music catalog of nation producer Michael Knox.
Well-known for his work with Jason Aldean, Knox has served as producer on eight albums for the reigning Academy of Nation Music artist of the last decade. 4 of these albums reached No. 1 on Billboard’s High 200 Albums chart. Due to Aldean’s work with Knox, collectively their collaborations have offered over 35 million singles and amassed 18 million albums.
“Jason Aldean is undoubtedly country music’s most important artist of the last 15 years,” Mercuriadis mentioned in an announcement. “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. 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!”
The acquisition of Knox’s catalog follows Hipgnosis’ latest catalog addition of Ari Levine, the co-writer behind lots of Bruno Mars’ largest hits together with Mars’ U.S. No. 1s “Just The Way You Are”, “Grenade”, ‘When I Was Your Man” and “Locked Out of Heaven,” which turned the primary single to high the Billboard Scorching 100, Radio Songs, Digital Songs and On-Demand Songs charts concurrently in 2012. Hipgnosis additionally acquired the total catalog of Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart.
“I am excited to be a part of the Hipgnosis movement. Merck has shown a lot of excitement and appreciation for my 20 years of hard work,” Knox mentioned. “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.”
In 2018 the nation producer, who has additionally labored with Thomas Rhett, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert, amongst others, launched his personal label imprint. Music Knox Data serves as a brand new enterprise with BMG. Along with his function as producer, Knox serves as senior vp of impartial writer peermusic Nashville.