James Brown, the "hardest-working man in show business," is apparently looking to raise money the easy way on Wall Street.

Bloomberg News reported that the "godfather of soul"-taking a cue from rock musician David Bowie, Motown songwriters Holland, Dozier, and Holland, and the U.K. hard rock group Iron Maiden-is planning a bond sale backed by his future royalties.

Investment banker David Pullman, who managed issues of $55 million and $30 million for Mr. Bowie and Holland, Dozier, and Holland, is structuring the sale, according to Mr. Brown's agent, Jeff Allen.

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