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Bob Dylan sells entire song catalog to Universal Music

Universal Music Group said on Monday its music publishing arm had purchased Bob Dylan's entire catalog of more than 600 songs spanning six decades.

Bob Dylan sells entire song catalog to Universal Music

FILE PHOTO: Bob Dylan performs during the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware, U.S. June 17, 2017. Picture taken June 17, 2017 REUTERS/Mark Makela

REUTERS: Bob Dylan has sold his entire catalog of more than 600 songs spanning six decades to Universal Music Group's music publishing arm, the company said on Monday.

The deal includes Dylan's iconic 1960s counterculture songs like "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Like a Rolling Stone", the company said in a statement, but did not disclose the terms of the deal.

Dylan's song catalog was previously administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, according to a Variety report https://variety.com/2020/music/news/bob-dylan-sells-songs-universal-music-publishing-1234847439.

The 79-year-old American singer-songwriter, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016, has sold more than 125 million records around the world.

(Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi and Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

Source: Reuters

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