Paul Simon sells song catalog to Sony Music Publishing

Paul Simon
Posted at 11:47 AM, Apr 01, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon is the latest icon to sell his rich catalog of songs.

Sony Music Publishing announced Wednesday that it has acquired Simon’s catalog, which includes six decades of music, from his time in Simon & Garfunkel to his solo career.

Financial details of the deal were not announced.

Bob Dylan and Shakira recently sold their full catalogs, while Stevie Nicks sold a majority of her catalog and Neil Young sold 50% of his.

Simon has won 16 Grammy Awards. His well-known songs include “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “The Boxer,” “The Sound of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson" and “Homeward Bound."

Sony Music Publishing also represents catalogs by Motown, Michael Jackson, The Beatles and Carole King.