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Tina Turner's Recordings Rake In An Estimated $3.7M Annually, Report Says

The passing of Tina Turner was a tough loss for the music industry. Millions of people across the globe celebrated the life of the rock and roll legend, who lived to the age of 83. Prior to passing away, Turner took matters into her own hands to preserve her music. As previously shared by AfroTech, the late entertainer sold the rights to her music catalog to BMG in October 2021.

May 30, 2023

Prior To Her Passing, Rock And Roll Legend Tina Turner Sold Her Music Rights To Protect Her ‘Life’s Work’

There’s no rock and roll without recognizing the Queen. Following the announcement of her passing on May 24 at the age of 83 , we remember the talent and tenacity that made her a legend. Anna Mae Bullock was born on Nov. 26, 1939, in the small town of Nutbush, TN. Coming from a sharecropping family, she found herself leaning into her musical talents. The exploration led her to join Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm. Bullock hit her stride in the 1960s, and after marrying Ike Turner, the powerful vocalist started performing under the stage name Tina Turner with “Proud Mary” the highlight of their show.

May 25, 2023

Tina Turner’s Living Children and Widower Oversee Her $250M Net Worth in 2024

It’s no exaggeration to say that Tina Turner is an American icon. With more than 200 million records sold and a genre-defining sound, she’s one of the greatest artists of all time. Her life, of course, wasn’t easy. Born into poverty in Tennessee, she overcame the odds to land a spot with Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm. As her autobiography “I, Tina” — and, later, the film What’s Love Got To Do With It — showed, life with Ike was far from a walk in the park. But, she persisted and finally got away from him. Turner would go on to rebuild her life in ways no one could dream possible , becoming more successful as a solo artist than as part of the Ike and Tina Revue. In 2021, the Tommy actress sold her music, likeness and image rights to BMG for a tidy sum of $50 million. This only added to her $250 million value, according to Celebrity Net Worth . Outside of her career in the entertainment industry, Turner also helped raise four children – let’s take a look at what they’re doing...

Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic,' Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You' Archived in Library of Congress

This week, the National Recording Registry announced that Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” will be archived in the Library of Congress. According to Rolling Stone , the Compton music mogul ‘s debut album is one of 25 recordings deemed “worthy of preservation because of their cultural, historical and aesthetic importance to the nation’s recorded sound heritage.” “The National Recording Registry is the evolving playlist of the American soundscape. It reflects moments in history captured through the voices and sounds of the time,” Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, said in a statement . Other records include Whitney Houston’s Grammy Award-winning single, “I Will Always Love You,” Selena’s 1990 LP “Ven Conmigo,” Tina Turner’s 1984 album “Private Dancer,” and Village People’s disco hit, “Y.M.C.A.” Songs from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” have also been inducted. “We received over 800 nominations this year for culturally, historically or aesthetically significant recordings to add to the...

Mar 26, 2020