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HarbourView Equity Partners has announced it has purchased Christine McVie’s share of Fleetwood Mac’s record royalties owned by her estate.
Christine McVie contributed her singer-songwriter talents to Fleetwood Mac in the 70s and 80s, inspiring countless female musicians. Fleetwood Mac is one of the most enduring rock bands to ever exist, empowering women to join the world of rock. Unfortunately, McVie passed away in November 2022 at age 79 after a battle with cancer.
Her song writing credits include “Don’t Stop,” “Over My Head,” “Say You Love Me,” “Little Lies,” and “Everywhere.” Her contributions to Fleetwood Mac’s Grammy-winning album Rumors included “You Make Loving Fun,” “Don’t Stop,” and “Songbird.” The British-American rock band achieved immense popularity and success over the course of several decades—with recently renewed popularity among Gen Z thanks to TikTok.
“Christine’s remarkable talents played an integral role in shaping Fleetwood Mac’s sound,” says Sheresse Clarke Soares. “The band’s timeless music and worldwide influence continues to captivate all generations of listeners today. We are honored to uphold that legacy as we welcome Christine’s lifetime of work with the band into HarbourView. Christine is a decorated and iconic legend in the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll. She is a global treasure. We hold her works with pride.”
Christine became a full member of Fleetwood Mac in 1971 with the album Future Games. She also went on to record Bare Trees (1971), Penguin (1973), Mystery to Me (1973), and Heroes Are Hard to Find (1974). Her last appearance on stage was at the London Palladium to celebrate the music of Peter Green in concert on February 25, 2020.
Fox Rothschild served as legal counsel to HarbourView in this transaction. Christine McVie’s estate was represented by Christine’s longtime attorney Mario Gonzalez, and by the executers of her estate, Paul Glass and Martin Wyatt, Mr. Glass was Christine’s business manager for decades, and Mr. Wyatt was her personal manager for many years.
“I found the people at Harborview and their lawyers at Fox Rothchild to be professional, straightforward, and a pleasure to deal with,” said attorney Gonzalez. “Christine’s music will live forever.” Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.