BMG has acquired Mick Fleetwood’s interests in Fleetwood Mac recordings. This includes interest in over 300 recordings such as all of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits including “Dreams,” “The Chain,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Don’t Stop,” and “Landslide.”

Mick Fleetwood said, “This is a wonderfully inspiring marriage between two creative partners that understand all aspects of the business. Foremost, BMG understands the artistry and puts the artist first.”

The new deal means BMG will profit in the recent viral success of “Dreams” on TikTok, which became a worldwide sensation generating over 3.2 billion streams globally. The song generated 182 million streams, 126k downloads, 2.8 billion TikTok views, and sold upwards of 86k albums in the US in 2020.

The acquisition also strengthens an ongoing relationship which includes the theatrical, record, and media book release of Mick Fleetwood & Friends.

SIDE NOTES

  • Mick Fleetwood formed Fleetwood Mac with John McVie in 1967 with guitarists Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer. That band basically fell apart amid substance issues and relationship problems.
  • Their golden period began in July 1975 with a new line-up and the release of Fleetwood Mac, their first US #1. It was followed by a string of classics including RumoursTuskMirageTango In The Night and The Dance. The band sold more than 120m records worldwide and were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 1998.
  • Because of the TikTok video, the album, Rumours reached #6 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart, 43 years after its release.