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The Increasing Value Of Celebrity Archives

The whole is worth more than the sum of the parts.

Recently, we’ve seen many news articles on the sale of celebrity archives for significant amounts of money.1 Archives are a particular asset consisting of a compilation of music, writings or other artistic expressions. Bruce Springsteen’s recent half a billion dollar catalog sale was only the latest mega-transaction in 2021, a year in which many prominent artists’ catalogs were sold, garnering astounding prices. Other notable musicians sold their archives for large amounts


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