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Artists like Shakira, Bob Dylan and Neil Young are selling their catalogues, here's why

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Shakira has become the latest artist to put the rights of her catalogue up for sale. Comprising 145 songs, the catalogue was sold to British investment company Hipgnosis for an undisclosed amount. In doing so, Shakira joins the likes of Imagine Dragons, Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

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