Paul Simon sells song catalogue to Sony for undisclosed sum

Singer-songwriter joins Bob Dylan, Neil Young and more by cashing in on their intellectual property

Paul Simon has become the latest music star to cash in on their songbook, selling his catalogue to Sony for an undisclosed sum.

Announcing the deal, Simon said: “I’m pleased to have Sony Music Publishing be the custodian of my songs for the coming decades. I began my career at Columbia/Sony Records and it feels like a natural extension to be working with the Publishing side as well.” Jon Platt, Sony Music Publishing’s chief executive, said it was an “incredible honour”.

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