April 1

Sony Music Entertainment acquires the song catalogue of legendary artist Paul Simon



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Sony Music Entertainment acquires the song catalogue of legendary artist Paul Simon

Sony Music has acquired the song catalog of Paul Simon, which spans his six-decade career. The deal includes iconic songs such as “The Sound of Silence” and “Mrs. Robinson,” both released when he was part of the music duo Simon & Garfunkel, but also singles on his own like “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” and those from albums including “Graceland.” Financial terms were not disclosed for this acquisition that will span decades worth of work by one prolific musician who’s been making waves in popular culture since before you were born (and probably your parent too).

“I am very happy to be able to join the Sony family,” said Paul Simon. “It is a privilege of the highest artistic order for me and my songs as well. I look forward with excitement at being part of their old artists team soon.”

Outgoing Chairman Rob Stringer had some words about this new alliance: “To be entrusted with his music catalog—some 55 years in making–is an honor that we feel will resonate across our organization,” He went on further saying he has no doubt they can market these albums better than anyone else because not only do they have one-of-a kind material but also decades worth of collaborations between iconic artist’s like Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks or Neil Young.

Simon & Garfunkel are legendary duos who have been making music for over 50 years. This year marks their first-ever release on vinyl, which is fitting because the group’s fifth album Bridge Over Troubled Water was also released in 1969 and holds up as one of the best rock albums to date. After all this time they still hold 16 Grammy Awards from their career spanning well over 150 songs with hits like “The Sound Of Silence”, “America” and many more – it seems only natural that people would want to party with them when you see what they’ve accomplished!
Since its inception in 1964, Simon & Garfunkel released five studio albums selling nearly 100 million records each; after splitting up in 1970-1971.

“You Can Call Me Al” was recorded in New York City at The Hit Factory. It differs from much of Graceland, which is a record about traveling and recording all over the world with different people – it’s been mixed alongside other songs on that album as well!

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