The estate of the late Christine McVie has sold her share of Fleetwood Mac’s hits.
The singer-songwriter died in hospital in November last year aged 79 after suffering a stroke while battling cancer that had spread throughout her body.
Nearly a year after her death, Christine and her bandmates’ shares in their songs were sold after her estate struck a deal with HarbourView Equity Partners.
The acquisition includes hits “Songbird” and “Say You Love Me,” as well as Fleetwood classics “Go Your Own Way,” “The Chain” and “Dreams.”
The total amount of shares acquired was not revealed, but it was previously reported that Christine left behind a staggering £70 million fortune – including her UK estate worth £57 million.
Share sold: Almost a year after her death, Christine McVie’s shares in her songs were sold after her estate struck a deal with HarbourView Equity Partners (pictured 2019)
Golden Hits: The acquisition includes the hits Songbird and Say You Love Me as well as the Fleetwood classics Go Your Own Way, The Chain and Dreams (pictured: left to right: Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie and Jon McVie). , in 1975)
At the time, estate documents showed her former manager Martin Wyatt and US-based businessman Paul Glass were listed as executors.
However, newly appointed CEO Sherrese Clarke Soares spoke Rolling Stone yesterday he said: “She’s an icon.”
She added: “Christine wrote these beautiful, melodic pop songs, and it was Christine who really held them together as the lodestar of Fleetwood Mac.”
The CEO continued, “The opportunity to share in Fleetwood Mac’s legacy but also align with a female rock icon as a woman-owned company doesn’t happen every day, it’s special.”
“Christine is no longer with us, but she was obviously such a huge and important force in the world of rock and roll.”
In 2021, Mick Fleetwood also sold his shares in the group’s songs to BMG, while ousted guitarist Lindsey Buckingham sold his publishing catalog to Hipgnosis.
Stevie Nicks also sold a majority stake in her publishing catalog to Primary Wave in 2020.
In early October, Stevie Nicks announced that the death of her beloved bandmate put the final nail in their legendary rock band’s coffin after five decades.
Tragic: The singer-songwriter died in hospital in November last year at the age of 79 after suffering a stroke while battling cancer that had spread throughout her body
The classic cast – including John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood – last performed together during their MusiCares tribute at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan in 2018.
Shortly thereafter, Buckingham was fired and replaced by singer and guitarist Mike Campbell and musician Neil Finn, who accompanied Fleetwood Mac on their 88-date An Evening With Fleetwood Mac tour in 2018–2019.
Stevie, 75, said at the time that there was “no reason” to continue the band without their beloved keyboardist and singer because they “couldn’t carry on”.
Speak with vultureShe said: “When Christine died I felt like you can’t replace her. “You just can’t.
“What happens without her? You know what I mean? She was like my soulmate, my musical soulmate, and my best friend who I spent more time with than any of my other best friends outside of Fleetwood Mac. “Christine was my best friend.”
Huge loss: Frontwoman Stevie Nicks (pictured right in 2018) admitted there is “no reason” for the band to continue without Christine (left), who she described as her “soulmate”.
Stevie continued, “When I think about Taylor Swift’s song ‘You’re on Your Own, Kid’ and the line ‘You always have been,’ it feels like that’s Christine and me. We were on our own in this band. We’ve always been that way. We protected each other.
“Who am I supposed to look over to the right if they’re not behind the Hammond organ?” When she died, I thought we really can’t go on with this. There’s no reason for it.’
Christine was also the band’s main songwriter and Stevie claims the rest of the band couldn’t write a pop hit like her.
She added: “Christine was the pop star.” She wrote all these really great pop hits.
“None of the rest of us could write these songs.” What would happen is that we would have to cut the songs, like we did when she actually retired for 18 years. We couldn’t recreate these songs. So we became a much harder hard rock band.”
Mick Fleetwood echoed Stevie’s sentiments in an interview earlier this year Los Angeles Times: “I would say we’re done, but we’ve all said that before. “That’s kind of unthinkable right now.”