Bob Dylan Sells His Music Catalog to Universal Music Publishing

Bob Dylan Sells His Music Catalog to Universal Music Publishing

Bob Dylan has sold his entire catalog of songs to Universal Music Publishing Group. The catalog includes more than 600 copyrights, written the course of six decades. It includes “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “The Times They Are A-Changin,'” “Like A Rolling Stone,” “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” and “Tangled Up in Blue.” The amount of the deal is worth between $300 million and $400 million.

Universal Music Publishing Group chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge said: “Great songwriters recognize authenticity and gravitate to those companies whose people honor their creativity and, in turn, create true value for their work. And that is exactly what’s happened here because of our incredible publishing company led by [chairman/CEO] Jody Gerson. I want to thank Jody, [COO] Marc Cimino, and the entire family at UMPG for being, without a doubt, the best at what they do. They have turned a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity into a reality.”

Bob Dylan’s Record Company CEO: “To represent the body of work of one of the greatest songwriters of all time is both a privilege and a responsibility”

UMG CEO Jody Gerson said: “To represent the body of work of one of the greatest songwriters of all time — whose cultural importance can’t be overstated — is both a privilege and a responsibility. The UMPG global team is honored to be Bob Dylan’s publishing partner, and I especially want to acknowledge [COO] Marc Cimino, whose passion and perseverance were instrumental in bringing this opportunity to us. We look forward to working with Bob and the team in ensuring his artistry continues to reach and inspire generations of fans, recording artists and songwriters around the world.”

Grainge also said: “As someone who began his career in music publishing, it is with enormous pride that today we welcome Bob Dylan to the UMG family. It’s no secret that the art of songwriting is the fundamental key to all great music, nor is it a secret that Bob is one of the very greatest practitioners of that art. Brilliant and moving, inspiring and beautiful, insightful and provocative, his songs are timeless—whether they were written more than half a century ago or yesterday. It is no exaggeration to say that his vast body of work has captured the love and admiration of billions of people all around the world. I have no doubt that decades, even centuries from now, the words and music of Bob Dylan will continue to be sung and played — and cherished — everywhere.”

Bob Dylan is the only songwriter to win the Nobel Prize for Literature

Bob Dylan is the only songwriter to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Dylan has released 39 albums. His some songs:

“Blowin’ in the Wind,”

“The Times They Are a-Changin’,”

“Like A Rolling Stone,”

“Lay Lady Lay,”

“Forever Young,”

“Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,”

“Tangled Up In Blue,”

“Gotta Serve Somebody,”

the Academy Award-winning “Things Have Changed.”

On the other hand, some covers of his songs are still better known as recordings by other artists:

Jimi Hendrix’s cover of “All Along the Watchtower,”

Adele’s versions of “Make You Feel My Love.”

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