Although BMG will acquire Turner’s interests, Warner Music will remain her record company and will retain its share of Turner’s records since she began her solo career in the early 1980s.
Known as the queen of rock ‘n’ roll, Turner’s career continues to leave an indelible mark on the music industry. Last year, her song “What’s Love Got to Do With It” was revamped by electronic producer Kygo and revived on the Billboard charts – including Turner’s first appearance on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, where it peaked at number 7. also topped the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart, reaching No. 20 on the Adult Contemporary Airplay chart.
Turner began her storied career in the 1960s as one half of the duo Ike & Tina Turner, scoring countless chart positions in 15 years. As a solo artist, she achieved several top 20 spots on the Billboard Hot 100, including the #1 hit “What’s Love Got to Do With It”, “Better Be Good to Me”, “Private Dancer”, “We Don’t Need Another Hero’, ‘Typical Male’ and ‘The Best’. Since then, her life and work have been immortalized in three different projects, including the 2021 documentary Tina, the 1993 biopic What Does Love Have To Do With It and the Tony-winning musical Tina: The Tina Turner musical.
“Like any artist, protecting my life’s work, my musical legacy, is something personal. I am confident that my work at BMG and Warner Music is in professional, reliable hands,” Turner said in a statement.
CEO of BMG Hartwig Masuch added: “We are honored to take on the task of managing Tina Turner’s musical and commercial interests. It is a responsibility we take seriously and will pursue diligently. She is really and simply the best.”
Turner’s music rights will be added to BMG’s already extensive catalog, which includes works by John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Mick Fleetwood, Roger Waters, Kurt Cobain, Blondie, David Bowie, Scorpions, The Kinks, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.