HarbourView Equity Partners has agreed to purchase select recorded assets and the publishing catalog of multi-platinum-selling, singer, songwriter, and music producer Blackbear.
The deal encompasses compositions such as IDFC, Hot Girl Bummer, and the double-platinum certified Do Re Mi.
HarbourView’s latest deal arrives two weeks after the company’s previous two deals.
On July 6, HarbourView announced a deal for the “select recorded music and publishing assets” of Wiz Khalifa.
News of that deal arrived just hours after HarbourView announced that it had acquired “select recorded music assets” of Grammy Award-winning rapper, Nelly.
Since the mid-2010’s, Blackbear has recorded six studio albums. Blackbear’s latest, the pop-punk album In Loving Memory, was made in collaboration with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and released in August 2022.
Additional collaborations have included works with Pharrell Williams, Linkin Park, G-Eazy, Machine Gun Kelly, and 2 Chainz, to name a few, as well as co-writing Justin Bieber’s six-time platinum single, Boyfriend.
Blackbearis also part of alternative hip-hop duo Mansionz, alongside singer-songwriter Mike Posner. Additionally, he serves as the co-founder and CEO of the management collective, Beartrap Management.
HarbourView was founded by former Tempo Music CEO Sherrese Clarke Soares with backing from Apollo Global Management.
The company says that it owns a catalog of over 20,000 songs, encompassing both master recordings and publishing income streams.
“His brilliant artistry has opened doors for him to work with artists such as Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, and Machine Gun Kelly.”
Sherrese Clarke Soares
Sherrese Clarke Soares said: “This catalog provides unflinching honesty offering an insight into difficult life journeys that many global fans can relate to.
“This transparency creates a powerful sense of unity mobilizing his mission of inspiring his audience to be unapologetically themselves.
“His brilliant artistry has opened doors for him to work with artists such as Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, and Machine Gun Kelly. We are ecstatic to work with Blackbear and his team to make a further positive impact through authenticity.”Music Business Worldwide