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Paul Simon sells song catalog to Sony Music, but no one’s saying what the price was
Paul Simon is the latest icon to sell his rich catalog of songs.
Sony Music Publishing announced March 31 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.
Simon has won 16 Grammy Awards. His well-known songs include Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Boxer, The Sound of Silence, Mrs. Robinson, Homeward Bound, I am a Rock and 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, among others.
“I’m pleased to have Sony Music Publishing be the custodian of my songs for the coming decades,” Simon, 79, said in a statement. (AP)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Katy Perry urge Biden to refuse Brazil environment deal
Dozens of U.S. and Brazilian celebrities, including actor Leonardo DiCaprio, pop star Katy Perry and musician Gilberto Gil, released a letter on April 20 urging U.S. President Joe Biden not to agree to any environmental deals with Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro.
The U.S. has been holding talks with Brazil since February on a potential collaboration to stop surging destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Indigenous and environmental groups say that any deal with the Bolsonaro government risks legitimizing a Brazilian administration that is encouraging environmental destruction and human rights violations.
“We urge your Administration to hear their call and not commit to any agreements with Brazil at this time,” the celebrities said in an open letter to Biden. (Reuters)
These articles were provided by The Japan Times Alpha.