The Hipgnosis Songs fund has acquired three new catalogues of songs from writers Johntá Austin, Sean Garrett and Rico Love.
The catalogues, purchased by the trust's adviser The Family (Music), include the hit singles Yeah! by Usher, Check on It by Beyoncé, We Belong Together by Mariah Carey and Be Without You by Mary J. Blige.
Eventually listed in 2018 after a series of setbacks, the investment company purchases songs and their associated copyrights, enabling investors to profit from music royalties and other income from those songs.
Board member The-Dream - perhaps most well-known for writing Rihanna's Umbrella and Beyoncé's Single Ladies - welcomed the "genius-level" songwriters to the company.
He said: "When we talked about which songwriters and songs should sit alongside the great Grammy award winners already in the catalogue we were very focused on Johntá, Sean and Rico."
Hipgnosis purchased 100% of Johntá Austin's interest in his BMG music publishing catalogue, comprising 249 songs. The company also holds 100% of his writer share of performance income.
Austin is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, vocalist and rapper, who achieved success as co-writer of Carey's We Belong Together and Blige's Be Without You, for which he won Grammy Awards in 2006 and 2007 respectively.
Hipgnosis also acquired 100% of US record producer and singer-songwriter Sean Garrett's interest in his Universal Music Publishing catalogue, as well as 100% of his writer share of performance income.
Garrett, whose catalogue comprises 588 songs, has written with a variety of multi-platinum artists. His most successful songs include Yeah! by Usher and Check On It by Beyoncé, which both reached number one in the US charts.
Rico Love's music catalogue has also been purchased by Hipgnosis, which includes 245 songs. The company obtains 100% of Love's writer share of performance income.
Founder of Hipgnosis and The Family (Music) Merck Mercuriadis said: "From Mary J. Blige to Usher to Beyoncé, these songs have played a critical role in the evolution of R&B and pop music as we know it today."