Paul Simon sells his song catalog to Sony Music Publishing

After Bob Dylan and Neil Young, it’s the turn of Paul Simon, of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, to sell his musical catalog. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed.

The music publisher Sony Music Publishing announced on Wednesday that it has acquired the entire Paul Simon catalog, which spanned sixty years ranging from the time of Simon & Garfunkel to the years when Paul Simon made solo career.

I am delighted that Sony Music Publishing will become the repository of my songs for decades to come. I started my career with Columbia / Sony Records and also working with the Publishing side seems a logical continuation to me., the 79-year-old artist said in a statement.

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Notably known for his successes The Sound of Silence, Mrs. Robinson, Bridge Over Troubled Water et The Boxer, Paul Simon has won 16 Grammy awards during his career.

Recently, Bob Dylan and Shakira sold all of their respective catalogs. As for Neil Young, he gave up half of the rights to his songs at the beginning of January. Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac has also sold the majority of his rights.


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