Musician Elton John refuses to sell the rights to his songs

New Delhi: Musician Elton John has turned down “rotating” offers to unload his catalog.

Deciding not to follow Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen in signing away the rights to some of his biggest hits, the 75-year-old singer says he doesn’t need the money and “always cares passionately” about his songs, reports

“He cares passionately about his songs, the very idea of ​​giving up control of this very important part of his life is something he doesn’t want to nurture, at the moment,” Elton’s husband David said. Furnish.

“Unless you really, really need the money, why would you walk out now? Indeed, you walk out of the game when you sell your edition. new media offerings.”

The singer plans to abandon the tour next July after more than 300 shows and David – who has sons Zachary, 11, and Elijah, nine, with his wife – insisted Elton was not considering a long-term residency at a fixed venue, although he may still perform “one-off” shows.

He told i newspaper: “We both find it harder to be away from our children, we spent so much time together in lockdown – it was a blessing and a gift as it deepened the bond so deeply that we entertain with our children.”

“I think that rules out residencies as well. It’s not in the revised business plan. He wants a big break. It doesn’t rule out a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, or going to a different type of place to do something. different from what we’ve done before.”

But the pair haven’t ruled out following ABBA and sending a hologram of Elton on stage.

David – who is the CEO of Elton’s Rocket Entertainment Group – said: “I’m desperate to see the ‘Abba Voyage’ show. Anything is possible with technology and 3.0 – we’ll sit down and chat after the tour.”

“Right now you can see the real Elton singing and performing live better than he ever has. We don’t want to distract from that.”

Once the tour is over, David and Elton will also take steps to preserve the ‘Honky Cat’ hitmaker’s extensive art and record collections, as well as iconic stage outfits.

David said: “These things have to have the right homes. We have a great relationship with the VA and have contributed to a photography gallery there. Or we could create a permanent Elton museum or a traveling show, using the latest technologies. It’s all to win.”

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