Elton John refuses to sell his songs, Says he still cares passionatelytext_fields
American musician Elton John has no plans to sell his songs despite receiving "head-spinning" offers to offload his back catalogue. His husband David Furnish revealed that the singer still cares passionately about his songs.
"The whole notion of giving up control over that very important part of his (Elton John's) life is something he doesn't want to entertain, at the moment, '' said Furnish.
He added that the singer is in a financially stable position now and does not need to sell his work. "Unless you really, genuinely needed the money, why would you get out now? Effectively you are getting out of the game when you sell your publishing. That would be a shame because we're having so much fun celebrating his catalogue and the opportunities new media offers."
Elton John had recently announced that he will be giving up touring next July when he completes 300 shows. David said that his spouse is not considering a long-term residency stint in one fixed place. He may still perform some one-off shows.
"We're both finding it harder to be away from our children. We spent so much time together in lockdown - it was a blessing and a gift because it deepened the connection we have with our children so profoundly," said David. The couple has two sons - Zachary (11) and Elijah (9).
David is the CEO of Elton's Rocket Entertainment group. He said they haven't ruled out following ABBA and sending an Elton hologram out on stage. "I am desperate to see the 'Abba Voyage' show. Anything is possible with technology and 3.0. We're going to sit down and have discussions after the tour. Right now you can see the real Elton singing and playing live, better than he's ever done. We don't want to take the focus away from that."
He also hinted at the possibility of creating a permanent Elton museum or a touring show using the latest technology.