Sony Music have agreed a deal to buy Bob Dylan’s entire back catalogue.
This deal will see all of Dylan’s work since 1962 pass on to Sony. It will see everything from the singer’s debut self-titled album to his last record “Rough And Rowdy Ways”, move over to Sony in a deal worth reportedly millions.
Bob Dylan will also continue to work with Sony on future collaborations, projects and album reissues.
“can stay where they belong”
On this deal, Dylan had this to say.
“Columbia Records and Rob Stringer have been nothing but good to me for many, many years and a whole lot of records. I’m glad that all my recordings can stay where they belong”.
Sony Music Group’s chairman Rob Stringer also added, “Columbia Records has had a special relationship with Bob Dylan from the beginning of his career and we are tremendously proud and excited to be continuing to grow and evolve our ongoing 60-year partnership. Bob is one of music’s greatest icons and an artist of unrivalled genius”.
“The essential impact he and his recordings continue to have on popular culture is second to none and we’re thrilled he will now be a permanent member of the Sony Music family”, he continued.
“We are excited to work with Bob and his team to find new ways to make his music available to his many fans today and to future generations”.
Bob Dylan is not the only household name to add his name to Sony’s books. Last year, Sony also purchased the back catalogue of singer and songwriter Paul Simon.
Other artists also include former Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks. More on this here.
Earlier this month, it was also confirmed that Bob Dylan’s legal team would be seeking to get the case of abuse made against the singer dismissed.
Dylan was accused of sexual abuse by a woman in the 1960s. She was 12 years old when the alleged abuse took place.