A group of popular songwriters has followed David Bowie's lead and turned to Wall Street for cash.

The songwriting trio of Edward Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Brian Holland pocketed $30 million from securities backed by royalties expected to be owed them in the future. Holland, Dozier, and Holland composed Motown standards including "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved by You" and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg."

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