Paul Simon sells song catalogue to Sony

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Paul Simon sells song catalogue to Sony
Author of the article:WENN - World Entertainment News Network
Publishing date:Apr 01, 2021 • 1 day ago • 1 minute read • Join the conversation
Singer Paul Simon greets the audience while performing at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 25, 2016.
Singer Paul Simon greets the audience while performing at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 25, 2016. PHOTO BY JIM YOUNG /REUTERS
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Paul Simon has become the latest veteran to sell his song catalogue.

The You Can Call Me Al hitmaker has handed over his entire collection of songs to Sony Music Publishing bosses for an undisclosed sum, giving them rights to six decades of hits, including most of his Simon & Garfunkel tunes.


Confirming the news in a statement, Sony Music Publishing chairman/CEO Jon Platt says: “Paul Simon is a masterful, once-in-a-lifetime songwriter whose remarkable body of work has generated an enduring influence on our culture and consciousness.

“Paul Simon’s music resonates deeply as a cultural touchstone for people all over the world. To represent his indelible songs is an incredible honour for Sony Music Publishing, so with tremendous pride, I welcome Paul to our family!”

The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, and David Crosby have all recently signed over their song catalogues for huge fees.