American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has offered his entire recorded music catalog to Sony Music Entertainment (SME), together with all his earlier albums and the rights to a number of future new releases, the corporate stated on Monday.
Sony Music Entertainment in an announcement described this deal as a major growth of its six-decade relationship with the artist.
“This landmark settlement, concluded in July 2021, contains the whole lot of Bob Dylan’s recorded physique of work since 1962, starting with the artist’s self-titled debut album and persevering with by way of 2020’s extremely acclaimed and profitable Rough and Rowdy Ways,” the corporate assertion added.
Bob Dylan and SME will proceed to collaborate on a variety of future catalog reissues in the artist’s famend and top-selling Bootleg Series, which started in 1991.
According to the assertion, the settlement additionally offers the chance for the SME to companion with Dylan on extra initiatives. This 12 months marks the sixtieth anniversary of Bob Dylan’s singular recording profession.
He was signed to SME’s Columbia Records in October 1961 by the label’s John Hammond and recorded his debut album that very same 12 months. His Bob Dylan album marked the beginning of an unparalleled musical journey by a grasp of music who continues to have a profound and world impression on tradition.
Bob Dylan stated, “Columbia Records and Rob Stringer have been nothing however good to me for a lot of, a few years and an entire lot of data. I’m glad that every one my recordings can keep the place they belong.”
In making the announcement, Rob Stringer, Chairman, Sony Music Group stated, “Columbia Records has had a particular relationship with Bob Dylan from the start of his profession and we’re tremendously proud and excited to be persevering with to develop and evolve our ongoing 60-year partnership. Bob is one of music’s biggest icons and an artist of unmatched genius.”
“The important impression he and his recordings proceed to have on fashionable tradition is second to none and we’re thrilled he’ll now be a everlasting member of the Sony Music household. We are excited to work with Bob and his workforce to discover new methods to make his music out there to his many followers in the present day and to future generations,” he added.
In the many years since he first burst into the general public’s consciousness through New York City’s Greenwich Village people music scene in the early Sixties, Bob Dylan has offered greater than 125 million data all over the world.
He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016 – the primary songwriter to obtain such a distinction – cited by the Swedish Academy “for having created new poetic expressions throughout the nice American music custom.
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