It’s been fairly the few months for legendary singer/songwriters promoting their publishing rights. At present, one of many largest of all time introduced he too has bought up: Paul Simon’s tune catalog has been acquired by Sony Music Publishing.
Sony mentioned that the deal consists of the “full assortment” of Simon’s traditional songs spanning greater than six a long time, from his time as a member of Simon & Garfunkel, by means of his profession as a solo artist.
The acquired songs embody evergreen hits akin to The Sound of Silence, Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Boxer, Mrs. Robinson, Homeward Certain, I Am A Rock, Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard, 50 Methods To Go away Your Lover, Nonetheless Loopy After All These Years, Graceland, and plenty of others.
Sony didn’t disclose the worth of this deal, however it appears inevitable than it ran right into a nine-figure sum.
Its announcement comes practically 4 months after Bob Dylan bought his tune catalog to Sony rival Common Music Publishing in a deal price someplace between $300m and $400m, and three months after Neil Younger bought half of his tune catalog to Hipgnosis Songs Fund for round $150m.
Paul Simon mentioned, “I’m happy to have Sony Music Publishing be the custodian of my songs for the approaching a long time. I started my profession at Columbia/Sony Information and it seems like a pure extension to be working with the Publishing facet as nicely.”
“Paul Simon is a masterful, once-in-a-lifetime songwriter whose exceptional physique of labor has generated a permanent affect on our tradition and consciousness.”
Jon Platt, Sony Music Publishing
Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Publishing mentioned, “Paul Simon is a masterful, once-in-a-lifetime songwriter whose exceptional physique of labor has generated a permanent affect on our tradition and consciousness.
“From Simon and Garfunkel requirements like Bridge Over Troubled Water to solo classics akin to Graceland, Paul Simon’s music resonates deeply as a cultural touchstone for individuals all around the world.
“To symbolize his indelible songs is an unimaginable honor for Sony Music Publishing, so with great pleasure, I welcome Paul to our household!”
Rob Stringer, Chairman, Sony Music Group mentioned, “We’re actually honored to now symbolize the music publishing catalogue of Paul Simon. To be entrusted together with his songs and recorded music is a privilege of the very best inventive order for the Sony Music Group worldwide.”
Paul Simon was represented within the transaction by Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, P.C. and Sony Music Publishing was assisted by Davis Shapiro Lewit & Grabel, LLP.Music Enterprise Worldwide