July 28, 2021

Bob Dylan sells entire song catalog to Universal Media Group

Bob Dylan, the trailblazing troubadour whose songs became anthems of the Civil Rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s and who is widely considered one of America’s greatest songwriters, has sold his entire catalog to the Universal Music Group, the record company announced 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.

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