The catalog runs from Dylan's 1962 "Blowin' in the Wind" to "Murder Most Foul," released earlier this year, the music company said Monday.Bob Dylan performs during the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards on Jan. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles.Christopher Polk / Getty Images fileDec. 7, 2020, 12:48 PM UTCBy Tim Fitzsimons
Bob Dylan has sold his entire song catalog to Universal Music Group, the record company announced on Monday.
The deal means that more than 600 of Dylan’s copyrighted songs written over nearly 60 years — “from 1962’s cultural milestone ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ to this year’s epic ‘Murder Most Foul,'” the press release said — are now owned by the media giant.
“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,” Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, said in the press release announcing the deal.
“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,” Grainge added.
Last month, a cache of Dylan records and memorabilia sold at auction for roughly a half-million dollars.
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