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Bruce Springsteen sells his song catalogue for £375 million to Sony

Bruce Springsteen has sold his catalogue of songs for a reported £375 million.

Sony has snapped up the body of work – including classics such as Born To Run and Born In The USA.

Springsteen – “The Boss” – has also written hits songs for other performers.


The deal is thought to be the biggest ever struck for a songwriter’s work.

Paul Simon recently sold his work to Sony.

Meanwhile, Bob Dyland sold his songs to Universal Music Publishing.

Springsteen, 72, has been a recording artist with Columbia Records, which is owned by Sony Music, for the whole of his of his five-decade career.

Until now he has always controlled the rights to his songs.

The New York Times reported:

“The arrangement, which has been gossiped about in music industry circles for weeks, includes both Springsteen’s recorded music catalogue and his body of work as a songwriter.

“It will give Sony ownership of Springsteen’s complete collection of classic songs.”



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