Round Hill buys music rights from Herman Rarebell, original drummer in The Scorpions

Round Hill Music, via its Fund 3 Plus, has struck a deal with Herman Rarebell, to buy his writer’s share of publishing, neighboring rights, and master royalty income.

Best known as the original drummer in German rock band The Scorpions, Round Hill says that Herman Rarebell played a major part in the success of the band’s first 11 albums with his songwriting.

He penned the lyrics for songs such as Rock You Like a Hurricane, Make It Real, Dynamite, Blackout, Arizona, Bad Boys Running Wild, Don’t Stop at the Top, spirit Tease Me Please Me.

Formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker, The Scorpions are estimated to have sold over 100 million records globally, making them one of the best-selling hard rock and heavy metal bands.

The band has released 12 studio albums that made it to the Top 10 in Germany, one of which reached No.1 as well as three consecutive albums that were in the Top 10 in the Billboard 200 chart in the United States.

One of their most recognized hits is Wind of Change (from Crazy World), with over 14 million copies sold.

Elsewhere, in January, Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Fund Limited (RHMFL) acquired what it called “a significant majority of the rights” to legendary American rock band Alice In Chains, from the band’s members Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, Mike Inez and their current singer William Duvall.

In January, RHMFL also acquired the music publishing, master rights and master rights royalties for – and entered into a long-term administration agreement for the neighboring rights income from – the catalog of iconic rock frontman David Coverdale.

Last month, Round Hill’s publicly-traded UK fund announced that it had acquired over 5,600 songs since July, paying an average multiple of 17.9x.

“The Scorpions are a truly legendary band with a catalog of truly iconic music that helped define the heavy metal genre.”

Josh Gruss, Round Hill Music

Josh Gruss, Founder and CEO of Round Hill Music said: “The Scorpions are a truly legendary band with a catalog of truly iconic music that helped define the heavy metal genre.

“Herman played a pivotal role in their success with writing credits on some of their most enduring songs and is a welcome addition to our roster of world class writers and performers.”

“To represent Herman’s great body of work as a songwriter and performer from the band’s first 11 albums is an incredible honor.”

Robin Godfrey-Cass, Round Hill

Robin Godfrey-Cass, Managing Director of Round Hill’s London office added: “The Scorpions are one of my favorite rock bands.

“To represent Herman’s great body of work as a songwriter and performer from the band’s first 11 albums is an incredible honor.”

“It’s my pleasure to sign up with Round Hill Music. I feel I’m with the right company. ”

Herman Rarebell

Herman Rarebell said: “It’s my pleasure to sign up with Round Hill Music. I feel I’m with the right company.

“I am grateful to Josh Gruss, Robin Godfrey Cass and his team, and Marvin Katz, my attorney for making this happen.Music Business Worldwide

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