The deal includes “the entirety of Bob Dylan’s recorded body of work since 1962,” according to Sony Music, beginning with his self-titled debut album and continuing through 2020’s “Rough and Rowdy Ways.” Sony added the agreement also includes the rights to multiple future releases from Dylan.
“I’m glad that all my recordings can stay where they belong,” Dylan, 80, said in a statement.
Dylan and Sony Music have a long history, dating back to October 1961, when he signed with Columbia Records, which is owned by the recording company, and recorded his debut album that same year.
In 2008, he won a Pulitzer Prize special citation for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” In 2016, Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
He’s sold more than 125 million records and continues to perform worldwide.