Bob Dylan Sells The Rights Of His Recordings To Sony

Bob Dylan Sells The Rights Of His Recordings To Sony

Bob Dylan Sells The Rights Of His Recordings

Legendary US folk musician Bob Dylan has sold the rights to all of his recordings to music giant Sony Music Entertainment.

The agreement also applies to “future new releases,” Sony said today. A purchase price was not mentioned. The industry magazine “Variety” spoke of 150 to 200 million dollars (132 to 176 million euros). According to Sony, the agreement was concluded last July, but has only now been made public.

By the end of 2020, Dylan had already sold the rights to his compositions and lyrics to Sony competitor Universal Music. At that time there was talk of a price of around 300 million dollars. The rights to the songs and the recordings of the pieces are separate.
Bob Dylan Sells The Rights Of His Recordings To Sony
Bob Dylan Sells The Rights Of His Recordings To Sony
Known for classics like “Blowin’ In The Wind” and “Like a Rolling Stone,” Dylan, now 80, has worked with Sony for decades. In 1961, the singer-songwriter signed a contract with Columbia Records, which was later taken over by Sony, and released his debut album “Bob Dylan” there.

Bob Dylan Sells The Rights Of His Recordings To Sony

There has been a real hype about the rights to the music of well-known artists for some time. Big music companies paid huge sums for the catalogs of musicians like Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Stevie Nicks and Paul Simon.Bob Dylan Sells The Rights Of His Recordings To Sony.

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