Future has sold the publishing rights to his recorded output from 2004–2020 to the investment firm Influence Media Partners, Variety and Billboard report. The catalog contains 612 titles, including collaborations with Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, and the Weeknd. Variety reports the value of the deal to be in the “high eight figures.”
As of February 2022, Influence Media had spent $300 million purchasing publishing rights to songs by Bruno Mars, Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, and Justin Bieber. That month they received additional investment from Warner Music Group and BlackRock, an institutional investment firm that has drawn criticism for anti-competitive practices. In March, Influence Media bought the entirety of reggaetón heavyweight Tainy’s catalog, which includes songs by Bad Bunny, J Balvin, and Kali Uchis.
Read about Future (and Drake’s) service industry cosplay in the “Life is Good” video in “Why So Many Pop Stars Are Trying to Be Working-Class Heroes Now” on the Pitch.