Giorgio Moroder Sells Producer Royalties to Iconoclast

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Giorgio Moroder strikes a deal with Iconoclast for his producer royalties and the development and marketing of his name, image, and likeness rights.

The “Father of Disco,” Giorgio Moroder, has signed a deal with Iconoclast to develop and market his image, name, and likeness as Iconoclast acquires the composer’s producer royalties with timeless hits like Blondie’s “Call Me” and Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love.”

The Italian producer, composer, and songwriter has collaborated with countless artists, including David Bowie, Daft Punk, and Kylie Minogue. His compositions helped define an era of sound in cinema with scores and songs for films like “Flashdance,” “Scarface,” and “Top Gun.”

“Working with my friend Giorgio is such an incredible honor,” said Olivier Chastan, founder of Iconoclast. “More than 45 years after they were created, songs like ‘I Feel Love’ and ‘The Chase’ still seem like the soundtrack of the future. Giorgio has always had a unique ability to capture the pop sensibility of the times while being at the forefront of sonic innovation.”

“Throughout my career, I took inspiration from the marriage of creativity and technology,” adds Moroder. “Iconoclast shares that same DNA, and I’m thrilled that Olivier and his team will help propel my musical legacy into the future.”

Moroder’s creative relationship with Donna Summer was the focal point of a recently released HBO Max documentary, “Love to You Love You, Donna Summer,” by director Roger Ross Williams and Summer’s daughter with guitarist Bruce Sudano, Brooklyn Sudano.

“We were close, even though at the beginning of our relationship, so much of our time was divided, me mostly in Munich and her mostly in America after her success,” said Moroder in an interview with Variety, expanding upon his collaboration with Summer.

“I think that our musical relationship was really, really good. She believed in what Pete (Bellotte) and I were doing and co-wrote the songs with us while I did most of the music. She was very much involved. It was less of a singer-producer relationship and more like three guys working on songs together. That camaraderie had much to do with the success of our music.”