Bob Dylan Sells Entire Catalog To Universal Music Publishing

Universal Music Publishing Group on Monday announced that the publishing division has acquired Bob Dylan‘s entire catalog of songs.

The agreement encompasses more than 600 copyrights spanning 60 years, from 1962’s cultural milestone “Blowin’ In The Wind” to this year’s epic “Murder Most Foul.”

Dylan’s songs have been recorded more than 6,000 times by an array of artists representing dozens of countries, cultures and music genres.

His other best known works include “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” “Like A Rolling Stone,” “Lay Lady Lay,” “Forever Young,” “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” “Tangled Up In Blue,” “Gotta Serve Somebody,” “Make You Feel My Love,” and the Academy Award-winning “Things Have Changed.”

He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016.

Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, said, “As someone who began his career in music publishing, it is with enormous pride that today we welcome Bob Dylan to the UMG family.”

“To represent the body of work of one of the greatest songwriters of all time – whose cultural importance can’t be overstated – is both a privilege and a responsibility,” according to UMPG Chairman & CEO Jody Gerson.

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