'Greatest Showman' Elton John targets soundtrack glory

Andre Paine

Rocket Entertainment CEO David Furnish has told Music Week that the Elton John movie biopic is a “big opportunity” for the singer’s catalogue. Rocketman, starring Taron Egerton, had its London premiere last Monday (May 20) and was released in cinemas alongside a soundtrack album. Produced by Giles Martin, the record features Egerton singing a selection of Sir Elton’s songs from a career that spans over five decades.

“Box office success is a key driver for everything else,” Virgin EMI president ...

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