Paul Simon sells music catalog to Sony Music Publishing – WISH-TV | Indianapolis Information | Indiana climate
NEW YORK (AP) – Paul Simon is the latest icon to sell his extensive catalog of songs.
Sony Music Publishing announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Simon’s catalog, spanning six decades of music, from his time at Simon & Garfunkel to his solo career. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
Bob Dylan and Shakira recently sold their full catalogs, while Stevie Nicks sold a majority of their catalog and Neil Young sold 50% of his catalog.
Simon has won 16 Grammy Awards. His famous songs include “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “The Boxer”, “The Sound of Silence”, “Mrs. Robinson,” Homeward Bound “,” I’m A Stone “and” 50 Ways To Forsake Your Lover ” , amongst other things.
“I am delighted that Sony Music Publishing will be the manager of my songs for the decades to come. I started my career at Columbia / Sony Records and it’s a natural expansion to work with the publishing industry as well, ”79-year-old Simon said in a statement.
Sony Music Publishing also represents catalogs from Motown, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Ashford & Simpson, Leonard Cohen, and others.