The Spirit Music Group is a famous independent music publisher that owns the publishing for songs by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Santana, The Beach Boys, Barbra Streisand, Lou Reed, T. Rex, The Grateful Dead, Alice Cooper, Chicago and many others. And now, they also own The Who's songs.Who mastermind Pete Townshend sold them his entire song catalog as well as his future work, both for The Who and as a solo artist. While no one is talking about how many millions he's getting paid for his songs, Pete says, "The deal provides me with the resources to start all over again in my creative career — most songwriters don't get this kind of opportunity."

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