© Reuters. British musician Fleetwood attends the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn, New York
LONDON (Reuters) – Mick Fleetwood has become the latest in a string of rock musicians to cash in on his job by agreeing on Thursday to sell his back catalog to major music band BMG. The deal gives BMG, owned by German media company Bertelsmann AG, a share of the royalties of more than 300 recordings, including “Dreams” and “Go Your Own Way”, two of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits, the band which he co-founded in 1967. Bob Dylan and Neil Young have made rights deals in recent months, as the popularity of streaming services ensures that they can access new audiences. Fleetwood, 73, appeared on TikTok last year when he recreated his own version of a viral video in which a skater sang “Dreams” from Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 mega hit “Rumors.” “This is a wonderfully inspiring marriage between two creative partners who understand all aspects of the business,” Fleetwood said in a statement.