Top Whitney Houston hits snapped up by Brookfield’s music investment vehicle

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By Leah Montebello Brookfield Asset Management have snapped up the copyright to a flurry of hit songs, including Whitney Houston’s hit songs “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” and “How Will I Know”. According to reports from the Financial Times, the firm bought about 60 songs written by Shannon Rubicam and George Merrill, the pair behind the two Houston smash hits and the 80s hit “Waiting For A Star To Fall” by Boy Meets Girl, for an estimated $50m-$100m. It comes after the asset firm agreed a $2bn strategic partnership deal with Primary Wave Music,the private music publishing and ta…

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