Tina Turner has sold the rights to her music catalogue to music publishing company BMG.
The deal also sees BMG acquire the rights to Turner's name, image, and likeness for future sponsorship and merchandising deals.
The company did not disclose how much it paid, but industry sources said the figure would be north of US$50 million.
Turner said she was confident her music was "in reliable hands".
The 81-year-old is one of the most recognisable and vibrant stars in pop music history.
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