Life is good! Future is always making a money play, and it looks like he just did it again. According to Variety, Future has sold his Grammy award-winning publishing catalog from 2004 to 2020. The new owners, Influence Media Partners, reportedly cut Future an eight-figure check. The purchase of 612 of Future’s records includes popular tracks such as ‘Jumpman,’ ‘Mask Off,’ and ‘Life Is Good.’
Rene McLean, Influence Media partner, and founding advisor spoke out on the purchase, saying, “Future is a cultural icon. He continues to be a blueprint for impact and success in the music industry and has reinvented music in ways that no one has ever expected.” She added, “It is rare to find someone who moves music and culture at the same speed with his distinct vocal and melodic style. His prolific career and continued popularity more than 15 years into the game is a testament to his undeniable influence on the contemporary music and culture landscape. We’re honored to be partnered with him.”
The rapper also shared some words about the deal. “I put everything into my music, and I wanted to make sure these were in good hands as I thought about the next chapter of these songs. I’m proud to partner up with Rene and the team at Influence Media and send a signal that this music has timeless value. My music is my art, and these songs represent some of the most precious artwork of my career.”
Future has released eight studio albums, four collaborative albums, one reissued album, one soundtrack, 16 mixtapes, four commercial mixtapes, and 114 singles. He has 69 as a featured artist, and six of Future’s eight studio albums have reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 200.
Roomies, what are your thoughts on Future selling his catalog?