Christine McVie Royalties Acquired by Management Company
Christine McVie music royalties from her share of the Fleetwood Mac catalog have been acquired by HarbourView Equity Partners.
Based in New Jersey, HarbourView Equity Partners touts itself as “a long-term investor in content with an industrial platform that licenses, optimizes, and strives to enhance and protect the legacy of premium IP.”
McVie’s songwriting credits in the Fleetwood Mac catalog include some of the band’s biggest hits. Among them are “Little Lies,” “Songbird,” “Don’t Stop,” “Say You Love Me” and “You Make Loving Fun.”
In August 2021, McVie sold her 115-title song catalog to Hipgnosis for an undisclosed sum. At the time, McVie said in a statement about the deal, “I am so excited to belong to the Hipgnosis family, and thrilled that you all regard my songs worthy of merit. I’d like to thank you all for your faith in me, and I’ll do all I can to continue this new relationship and help in any way I can!”
Earlier this month, Stevie Nicks was asked in an interview with Vulture whether she could see Fleetwood Mac touring again. Nicks replied, “When she died, I figured we really can’t go any further with this. There’s no reason to.”
Nicks added that if Fleetwood Mac continued, they would have to take McVie’s songs out of the setlist. This is what the band did when McVie stepped away for 18 years. She noted that back then and now, no one in the band could step in for McVie on vocals.
Nicks’ feelings about the future of Fleetwood Mac were echoed by Mick Fleetwood in February. He was asked on the Grammy Awards red carpet whether the band would continue to perform. Fleetwood said, “I think right now, I truly think the line in the sand has been drawn with the loss of Chris.”
He added, “I’d say we’re done, but then we’ve all said that before. It’s sort of unthinkable right now.”