The late David Bowie on stage in New York, the US, June 5 2007. Picture: BRYAN BEDDER/GETTY IMAGES
The late David Bowie on stage in New York, the US, June 5 2007. Picture: BRYAN BEDDER/GETTY IMAGES

 Warner Music Group is in talks with David Bowie’s estate to acquire the late music icon’s songwriting catalogue, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

The company is raising $535m in debt to support the potential acquisition, the report added, citing people familiar with the matter.

Warner Music, home to musicians including Cardi B, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars, had also partnered with pop star Madonna in August to relaunch her entire catalogue over the next few years.

Warner Music declined to comment.

Born in 1947, Bowie was the visionary British rock star behind hits such as Space Oddity and Let's Dance.

Bowie straddled the worlds of hedonistic rock, fashion, art and drama for five decades, pushing the boundaries of music to produce some of the most innovative songs of his generation.

The singer died in 2016 at the age of 69, two days after releasing the album Blackstar, which won some of the best critical reviews of his career.

Reuters 

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