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Bob Dylan sells entire recording catalog to Sony

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By Maggy DONALDSON

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Sony is having a BIG year: Springsteen, Dylan & Spider-Man: No Way Home, $1.7billion in box office (so far), 6th highest grossing global film (so far).

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Great business, Sony. Don’t listen to Disney.- Keep giving older fans (with money to spend) what They want: hit makers that stand the test of time, reuniting ‘fan favorites’ (on-screen, together) in movies, etc.

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Smart move for Dylan. His family is taken care of and he is selling at what I think will be peak prices for music catalogues. These were great investments just a few years ago, but now everybody expects them to be money spinners. But with the internet and file sharing steadily eroding royalties, I don't see a great future for these expensive catalogues.

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They won't be trying to sell albums (or at least that's 5% of the plan).

No. The plan is to sell these songs to grace every single commercial for toilet paper to smartphones.

"Cause the times they are a'changin"....So now, remember to use Penzoil when you make your next oil change! Penzoil...Bob Dylan approves this marketing!

This is the dictionary definition of "selling out" after all. But hey, nothing is sacred anymore, right? Nothing.

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This is the dictionary definition of "selling out" after all. But hey, nothing is sacred anymore, right? Nothing.

Uh, that ended decades ago when Michael Jackson changed the lyrics of Billie Jean to sell Pepsi.

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Well, Dylan turns 81 this year and certainly doesn’t need the money, so this windfall will be for the heirs and the beneficiaries of the will. Maybe Dylan also realises that fame is fleeting and that however lauded an artist is in his own lifetime, it ain’t necessarily so in a few generations time. After all, we’re quite accustomed to hearing classical music being used to sell everything from cars to garage doors, which is probably not what the composers had in mind for it.

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Oi, Dylon! Is that all you care about? Chasin’ the Yankee dollar?!

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Maybe Dylan also realises that fame is fleeting and that however lauded an artist is in his own lifetime, it ain’t necessarily so in a few generations time.

It also circumvents the problem of having venal family members squabbling over the rights to his music. At least now he can divvy up his legacy as he pleases, though there will be some, no doubt, who will beef about that.

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The jealousy is real it seems going by some of the comments.

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