Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker has sold his entire music catalogue to Sony Music Publishing.

Per a report from Music Business Worldwide, Parker signed a global deal with Sony in 2020, giving them control of all future releases, both as an individual and as Tame Impala. Now, however, it is being reported that a new deal has been struck and will also encompass all past releases as well.

The details of the acquisition have not been announced. Parker said of his partnership with Sony Music Publishing in a statement: “The idea of passing on ownership of my songs is one that I don’t think about very lightly, at all. They are the fruit of my blood, sweat and creativity over all the years I’ve been a recording artist and songwriter so far.”

He continued: “I have a lot of love and trust for the Sony publishing family and have only had great experiences with Damian Trotter and the rest of the gang worldwide. I don’t think my songs could be in any safer hands than Sony’s, and I’m excited for the future and happy I can keep working with them on whatever the future brings.”

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Kevin Parker of Tame Impala performs on stage during All Points East at Victoria Park on August 25, 2022 in London, England (CREDIT: Jim Dyson/Getty Images).

Sony Music Publishing CEO and chairman Jon Platt added: “I have always admired Kevin Parker and I believe he is one of the most versatile songwriters of our time. Kevin has built a catalog of songs with incredible range and enduring power, and he has always stayed true to his vision. It is a privilege to represent his music, and we are committed to broadening his legacy of success.”

In addition to his four studio albums and multiple singles with Tame Impala, Parker’s songwriting catalog includes work with Rihanna, Travis Scott, Mick Jagger, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Gorillaz, Mark Ronson, The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk and more.

Most recently, he worked on numerous tracks on Dua Lipa‘s recently released album ‘Radical Optimism’, which scored a three-star review from NME. As Tame Impala, Parker most recently released the album ‘The Slow Rush’.

The album scored a four-star review with NME‘s Thomas Smith writing: “Tame Impala are unlikely to lose any fans by embracing Parker’s pop sensibilities – genres are history, man – but you have to admire their wilful desire to push into new directions. This band aren’t rock music’s saviours; they’re so much more than that.”

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