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Hipgnosis has spent $1billion on artist catalogues in the past year

The company has acquired the rights to the works of Neil Young, Blondie and more

Songwriters behind Dua Lipa, Sam Smith and Shakira hits join campaign for fair pay

The #PaySongwriters initiative was first launched last month

The long, noble (and sometimes ignoble) history of indie bands writing songs for pop stars

The Cribs recently revealed that they almost gave songs to One Direction, continuing a grand tradition

Hipgnosis boss says “cultural relevance” of artists is key to the back catalogues they have acquired

The company now controls the catalogues of Blondie and Lindsey Buckingham, as well as 50% of Neil Young's songs

Watch Shakira join Black Eyed Peas in vibrant ‘Girl Like Me’ video

The 'Translation' song pays tribute to Latin women

Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Christine and the Queens and more for Global Goal benefit concert

The concert, set for this weekend, will benefit marginalised communities affected by the coronavirus
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